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The US was not prepared for a pandemic – free market...

Elanah Uretsky, Brandeis University It’s unclear when the pandemic will come to an end. What may be an even...

Wild weather: 4 essential reads about tornadoes and thunderstorms

Jennifer Weeks, The Conversation Springtime in the U.S. is frequently a season for thunderstorms, which can spawn tornadoes. These...

The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across...

Roshanak (Roshi) Nateghi, Purdue University Pundits and politicians have been quick to point fingers over the debacle in Texas...

Crisis communication researcher shares 5 key principles that officials should use...

Matthew Seeger, Wayne State University Infectious disease outbreaks have killed more people than hurricanes, wildfires or earthquakes. The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe...

Earthquake forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens more large aftershocks are likely

Richard Aster, Colorado State University Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes in southern Puerto Rico starting around Dec. 28, 2019 have killed at least one person,...

In fire-prone California, many residents can’t afford wildfire insurance

Gireesh Shrimali, Stanford University California’s relatively quiet 2019 fire season ended in October. Just days after Pacific Gas & Electric cut power to half a...

How rural areas like Florida’s Panhandle can become more hurricane-ready

Eren Erman Ozguven, Florida State University When Hurricane Michael roared onto northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast in October 2018, its 160 mile-per-hour winds made it the...

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Deutsche Bank turmoil shows risks of weakening bank capital standards

Anjan V. Thakor, Washington University in St Louis Deutsche Bank, a venerable 146-year-old bank whose very name symbolizes the German financial system, has recently found...