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Natural Disasters

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

9/28/17

A new $175,735 project seeks to improve response to misinformation on social media during emergencies.

9/25/17

Faculty members from the UB’s School of Social Work will join colleagues from 10 SUNY campuses in various disciplines and five not-for-profit organizations to work on an innovative project to create a sustainable village and learning community in the town of Arcahaie, Haiti.

7/24/17

Geocove helps governments and businesses by solving the problem of ‘where’?

4/17/17

Hot and dry weather after wildfires leads to decreased plant diversity, a concern for California and other areas, study finds.

2/27/17

Inspired by bird and insect behavior, engineers create software designed to enable teams of common UAVs to work together.

1/30/17

The device could aid people lacking drinking water and those affected by natural disasters.

11/29/16

The invention, under development by a PhD candidate, would sit underground to not block water views.

11/4/16

Events like Hurricane Sandy and "Snowvember" suggest that building design in New York State needs to shift to address varying weather patterns caused by climate change, UB research group says.

6/23/16

Research will study the interaction between water and lava — common in nature, but poorly understood.

6/8/16

As a political issue, climate change splits mostly along ideological lines in the U.S. However, a new UB study suggests that tailoring the message might influence opinions toward the scientific consensus.