Natural Disasters

News about UB’s research and advocacy in extreme events and disaster response. (see all topics)

10/8/18

With new NSF funding, researchers will work to integrate citizen science data into the National Water Model

9/24/18

Study reveals new forecast model, which suggests some energy providers may be underestimating future electricity demands.

8/6/18

A three-year effort between UB researchers and NYSERDA has produced three reports that provide information and strategies for everyone from architects and engineers to state and federal policymakers.

7/27/18

UB runs blast tests to simulate violent phenomena that occur during volcanic eruptions, drawing scientists from all over the world.

6/27/18

Like the state animal of New York, the rover-like vehicle uses surroundings to build complex structures, overcome obstacles.

5/3/18

Low-cost device — shaped like a birdhouse — could help provide drinking water to people affected by natural disasters.

4/11/18

James Balog, a climate change expert and environmentalist, will speak at UB on April 12  as part of UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

2/1/18

Project will lay the foundation for understanding how lake effect snowfall could change in a warming world.

1/9/18

The switch may help minimize damage to buildings and enhance the city’s resilience in future earthquakes

12/26/17

Storms act as an interesting “natural experiment” — a rare chance for researchers to study how corals recover from disasters.