From Start to Finish

Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC Collaborates for a More Disaster Resilient Australia

By Lauren Price

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Center is now nearing four years of a program that has researchers, policymakers, practitioners, and the public collaborating from the very beginnings of a project to the end. Center director Mike Rumsewicz recently visited Colorado to talk about their work.

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Better Together

Community Wildfire Collaborations at Work in Boulder County

By Jolie Breeden

After a recent fire in Boulder County, the Natural Hazards Center turned to experts in our backyard to learn more about the changing nature of wildfire. Read more about what we learned in two great pieces from Hannah Brenkert-Smith and the Wildfire Research (WiRē) Team, and Jay Stalnacker of Boulder County Fire Management.

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Slash and Flood

Proposed Budget Threatens to Axe U.S. Flood Protections

By Jolie Breeden

Recently proposed budget cuts are putting many disaster-related programs at risk, however those that would eliminate funding for floodplain mapping, limit the ability to forecast extreme weather, and hobble mitigation and preparedness grants will hit flood-prone communities especially hard.

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A Vision for Volcanoes

Bill Would Strengthen U.S. Monitoring and Science

By Jolie Breeden

While many Americans don't perceive themselves at risk from a volcanic eruption, there are nearly 170 active volcanoes in the United States. Recently introduced legislation is aimed and increasing monitoring and awareness of the nation's volcanoes.

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Dam Straight

Recent Events Highlight the Need to Get the Nation’s Dams In Line

By Jolie Breeden

Extreme weather and recent threats to Western dams—including the high-profile failure of the Oroville Dam spillway—are focusing much needed attention on the need to shore up the vast network of dams across the nation.

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