Natural Disasters

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

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.

11/7/17

Howard Lasker will spend two weeks aboard a research vessel docked in waters of the Virgin Islands National Park.

11/1/17

The UB School of Law has launched a new law clinic in response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, which has left thousands of Puerto Ricans in critical need of legal assistance.

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.