emergency preparedness

At ground zero for climate change, traditions and livelihoods hang in...

People across the Arctic are facing extreme weather, unpredictable hunting seasons, unstable ice and other effects of global warming. What can they do?

Help for farmers…from outer space

NASA launched the Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite, designed to collect data on soil moisture around the globe.
An instructor showing two health workers how to use protective gear (USAID)

Learning from Ebola

Though West Africa, with help from the international community, has made progress containing the Ebola virus outbreak, a long, hard fight remains to end...

Ten years after one of the world’s deadliest tsunamis, are we...

The entire planet vibrated on December 26, 2004, as an earthquake erupted in the Indian Ocean. The destruction — 1.6 million people displaced, another...
Earth trojan asteroid (AP Images)

Here’s the plan to save humanity from killer asteroids

Asteroids hit the Earth every day. Most of these rocks and chunks of ice are dust-sized and are harmless to our planet. But some...