Natural Disasters

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


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.


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


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.


Study suggests that pyroclastic flows traveled in dense, slow-moving currents during one ancient supereruption.


Like Beanie Babies and Steve Urkel, the systems we use to transmit information through water bring to mind the 1990s.


The flying insects, designed for agriculture and disaster relief, will rely on technology used by driverless cars.


A new UB study seeks to understand two active volcanoes in the U.S. — and how communities around them can prepare for disaster.


No city wants to be the next Hurricane Katrina and have thousands of people left behind, says UB's Daniel Hess.


UB professor considers trip to Nepal with research team to study performance of building structures.


It’s one thing to simulate an earthquake on a model structure inside a laboratory. It is another to rattle a standing California building with 50 tons of force.