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Florida condo collapse – searching for answers about what went wrong...

By Norb Delatte, Oklahoma State University The collapse of a huge condominium building near Miami was shocking news to wake up to on the morning...

How to consume news while maintaining your sanity

Aly Colón, Washington and Lee University The amount and variety of news produced today often test people’s ability to determine its value and veracity. Such...

What’s a 100-year flood? A hydrologist explains

By Robert Mace, Texas State University A 100-year flood, like a 100-year storm, is one so severe it has only a 1% chance of hitting...

Millions are rejecting one of humanity’s best weapons for saving lives: Vaccines

By S. Jay Olshansky, University of Illinois at Chicago; Leonard Hayflick, University of California, San Francisco, and Ronald Hershow, University of Illinois at Chicago A...

What’s the G-7? An international economist explains

By Emily J. Blanchard, Dartmouth College The Group of 7 is an informal group of seven powerful democracies: Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United...

Bringing tech innovation to wildfires: 4 recommendations for smarter firefighting as...

By Natasha Stavros, Director of the Earth Lab Analytics Hub, University of Colorado Boulder and republished from The Conversation Record-breaking fires over the past decade...

Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods – whatever your local risk, here’s how...

Hurricane Season 2021 By Erik Salna, Florida International University The approach of summer in the U.S. means that it’s time to be ready for hurricanes and...

What is food insecurity?

By Caitlin Caspi, University of Connecticut Among the many striking images from the pandemic is an aerial photo showing cars in seemingly endless rows lined...

Hurricane warnings and advice can get lost in translation, leaving migrants...

Hurricane Season 2021 By Amer Hamad Issa Abukhalaf, and Jason von Meding, University of Florida Forecasters expect another active Atlantic hurricane season after a record-breaker in...

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

By Richard Gardiner, Columbus State University In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates...