How China handled its recent horrific landslide will likely provide some excellent lessons for other emergency management professionals and academics.
California residents are facing heavy rains, flash floods, mudslides and widespread flooding that has impacted area dams, levees, and bridges.
Nearly six years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, a robot has accessed a location near the reactor 2 core and found massive radiation levels.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for February 10, 2017: An American Airlines flight is diverted for a security check which is the second security threat against the airline in nine days, two commuter fast trains are evacuated in Sweden after a bomb threat, and more.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for February 6, 2017: A meteor lights up Midwest skies; a new foot and mouth disease outbreak - and other news stories.
Emergency and disaster management briefing for January 30, 2017: A mass shooting at a mosque in Canada kills six and injures at least eight; a second day of flight cancellations for Delta Airlines after a system outage and other news stories.
A huge avalanche buried a hotel in the mountains of central Italy late Wednesday night. Italian authorities say at least three persons are known dead and 30 are missing, including two children.
A recent cold snap that started last week and moved across Eastern Europe has resulted in the deaths of at least 61 people, with one-third of all deaths occurring in Poland.
“Climate change was the number two underlying trend this year. And for the first time, all five environmental risks in the survey were ranked both high-risk and high-likelihood, with extreme weather events emerging as the single most prominent global risk” says the WEF.