Natural Disasters

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


Students present ideas to the Army Corps of Engineers, Seneca Nation of Indians and other stakeholders.


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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