from Data Dive:

China’s quake death toll expected to rise

August 4, 2014

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Yunnan province in southwestern China over the weekend, killing hundreds of people. The death toll at last count was 398 people, but with thousands of buildings collapsed and recovery efforts continuing, it's likely to rise.

from The Great Debate UK:

Britain’s floods: How do we pay the £14 billion bill?

By Guest Contributor
February 25, 2014

-- Nikolas Scherer is researcher at the Hertie School of Governance and Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS. The opinions expressed are his own.--

from The Human Impact:

Rebuilding healthcare, healing survivors in typhoon-hit central Philippines

February 5, 2014

Haiyan, the strongest storm on record, destroyed many healthcare centres. Our correspondent visited the typhoon-affected areas almost three months later to see how aid agencies like ICRC have been filling the gap.

from Environment Forum:

Disasterology 2: hard questions for Breezy Point homeowners a year after Sandy

October 3, 2013

For survivors of Superstorm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast, the Sendai tsunami in Japan and the massive earthquake in Chengdu, China, the scars of disaster are still palpable. I’m part of a group of journalists brought together by the East-West Center in Hawaii to see how the people and environments hit by these catastrophes are faring, one year,  two years and five years later. We began our tour on Sept. 29. Here are the other posts in the series:

from Environment Forum:

Disasterology: Storm warnings that work — a lesson from Sandy

October 3, 2013

For survivors of Superstorm Sandy in the U.S. Northeast, the Sendai tsunami in Japan and the massive earthquake in Chengdu, China, the scars of disaster are still palpable. I’m part of a group of journalists brought together by the East-West Center in Hawaii to see how the people and environments hit by these catastrophes are faring, one year,  two years and five years later. We began our tour on Sept. 29. Here are the other posts in the series:

from The Great Debate UK:

How social media can play a major role in disaster forecasting and recovery

By Guest Contributor
November 22, 2012

--Julian Hunt is Visiting Professor at Delft University of Technology and the Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre. Joy Pereira is Deputy Director of SEADPRI, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The opinions expressed are their own.--

from The Great Debate UK:

Strong storms could be even more dangerous in future

By Guest Contributor
November 1, 2012

--Lord Hunt is a Visiting professor at Delft University, and former Director-General of the UK Met Office. The opinions expressed are his own.--

from Photographers' Blog:

An extreme year

June 8, 2012

2012 is the year of extremes in northern Brazil. Two regions of the country's vast north suffered their worst natural disasters in recorded history, but they were opposite disasters, with floods in the Amazon and drought in the northeast. Reuters photographers Ricardo Moraes and Bruno Kelly covered both stories. Their contrasting accounts follow:

from Photographers' Blog:

Strength born of calamity

By Swoan Parker
March 7, 2012

By Swoan Parker

Everything was in its place. Knick-knacks of varying shapes perfectly lined the dresser as the dearly loved treasures from a literally broken home.  Aline Deispeines’ concrete home was destroyed in the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti on January 12, 2010.  Her new home, spotlessly kept, was a tent. Her life, like that of so many who survived the calamity, was changed forever.  She, like so many other Haitians, had lost her home, her loved ones, her business, and all feeling of security for her future.

from The Great Debate UK:

Pakistan floods show Asia’s vulnerability to climate change

October 11, 2011

By Lord Julian Hunt and Professor J. Srinivasan. The opinions expressed are their own.