A new study led by Columbia University scientist Maria Uriarte shows that damage inflicted on trees in Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria was unprecedented in modern times.
Over the last decade, IRI’s financial instruments team has been researching, designing and refining weather index insurance in their work in a dozen countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
In the United States, some 2,000 high hazard dams are in need of repairs. A project from the Columbia Water Center is helping to identify the most hazardous ones.
Young children are far more vulnerable to climate-related disasters and the onus is on adults to provide the protection and care that children need, according to research led by Columbia University scientists.
The Paraguay River is an essential lifeblood for the landlocked country that shares it name, but it can also be the source of deadly and costly floods. Now scientists are one step closer to predicting the likelihood for heavy rain weeks ahead of time.