August 5, 2014, 12pm PDT
A new study by the union of Concerned Scientists faults local development policies that place homes in wildfire-prone areas for the increasing cost of wildfires. Should local agencies split the bill for the risks they've permitted?
August 8, 2012, 5am PDT
In Colorado and the West, the most desirable real estate is also the most likely to burn, writes Michael Kodas.
September 2, 2011, 8am PDT
The town, designed by DPZ Associates, uses traditional building techniques (most of which are completely illegal in US hurricane zones) and fared better in the eye of Hurricane Irene at its strongest point than any other town.
October 21, 2010, 11am PDT
Kathmandu, Manila, Dhaka, Mumbai and Jakarta are among the cities most prone to natural disasters, says The Guardian.
May 19, 2009, 10am PDT
Two reports have linked patterns of urban development to disaster risk. As urban populations grow, these studies suggest developing countries will become even more vulnerable.
April 1, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>This article from <em>Next American City</em> looks at the new land use ideas that are guiding development in disaster-prone areas.</p>