Natural Disasters

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

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.

3/7/16

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

1/25/16

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

10/21/15

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

9/2/15

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

8/28/15

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

5/1/15

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

1/15/15

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.