Natural Disasters

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

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.

12/4/17

Researchers from UB, Arizona State and Temple are examining the different ways in which extreme heat and cold impact the nation’s cities, starting with a case study on Tempe and Buffalo.

12/1/17

The report, written by UB engineers, looks at fires involving residential, commercial and industrial buildings.