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Coronavirus: Strategic National Stockpile was ready, but not for this

Andrew Lakoff, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, Americans have been hearing a lot...

National Guard joins the coronavirus response – 3 questions answered

Dwight Stirling, University of Southern California As a military organization divided into 50 distinct parts that can be commanded by either the president or state...

Making life-or-death decisions is very hard – here’s how we’ve taught...

Laurence Alison, University of Liverpool and Neil Shortland, University of Massachusetts Lowell When faced with a rapidly advancing fire threatening a community, it can be...

A high-adrenaline job: 5 questions answered about fighting wildfires

Michael Kodas, University of Colorado Editor’s note: More than 1.2 million acres are currently burning across much of the West, Alaska and Florida. In California,...

3 things I learned from delivering medical aid to a remote...

Asa Oxner Myers, University of South Florida I belong to a group called Doctors for Puerto Rico. We have been dispatching medicine and small teams of...

Why social media apps should be in your disaster kit

Daniel P. Aldrich, Northeastern University and Courtney M. Page, Northeastern University With floodwaters at four feet and rising, a family in Houston, Texas abandoned their...

In cities and on ranches, planning is key to protect animals...

Ragan Adams, Colorado State University It is too early to know how many animals were affected by the severe weather spawned by Hurricane Harvey. But...

Public libraries can (literally) serve as a shelter from the storm

Grace Morris, Michigan State University U.S. public libraries often transform into shelters during emergencies. After Superstorm Sandy, for example, the Princeton Public Library in New...

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Will children in your state get the support they need? It...

Heather L. Hanna, Mississippi State University The first three years of a child’s life are the most crucial for brain development. In fact, children raised...