09/02/2010 - Surprise emergency drills may seem like the best way to gauge employee readiness, but they may also lead to liability, explains SM Associate Editor Laura Spadanuta in this month's podcast.
08/11/2010 - This week the World Health Organization declared the H1N1 “swine” flu pandemic over, renewing calls that the organization should change the criteria for its six-level pandemic scale or risk increased ambivalence toward public health threats.
08/11/2010 - A Russian journalist says the massive wildfires currently consuming much of Russia's European forests have exposed a critical vulnerability in the country's disaster preparedness: the society's utter lack of trustworthy news and information.
08/05/2010 - The Department of Homeland Security has not taken seriously the threat that a high-altitude detonation of a nuclear weapon could fry the nation's power grid, a physicist told lawmakers yesterday.
07/28/2010 - A bill (S. 3249) that would renew a grant program designed to help state and local governments prepare for disasters has been approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. To proceed, the measure must now be taken up by the full Senate.
07/21/2010 - At War with the Weather represents a tour de force in the analysis of how natural disasters—specifically hurricanes—are mitigated, insured against, and recovered from in the United States.