Climate change worsens rural Alaska’s bridge maintenance problem

Permafrost is melting in Alaska, the fastest warming state in the United States, putting the structural integrity of its bridges at risk. Bridge maintenance is...

New tools seek to mitigate global flood risk

Flood disasters devastate communities and cause long-lasting economic damage every year. In July 2021, extreme rainfall in Europe, the Chinese province of Henan, Maharashtra...

Why is the global supply chain in crisis?

Logjams at ports, soaring petrol prices, product shortages, parcels taking weeks to arrive ... Welcome to the 2021 global supply chain crisis. Dr Roberto Perez-Franco...

Electric vehicle wireless-charging technology sparks moves in US and New Zealand

Michigan is set to develop the first wireless-charging pilot program in the US. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced a plan to develop and...

What ancient cities can teach us about surviving climate change

A new study examining the fate of ancient Khmer and Mayan cities that collapsed in periods of intense climate variability warns that cities must...

US rethinks fire-management strategies following two years of catastrophic fires

In the wake of successive catastrophic fire seasons, US authorities are considering new strategies in fire management. Forest fires in the nation’s west are...

China’s global infrastructure push puts nature and Indigenous communities at risk

More than 60 per cent of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) development projects present some risk to wildlife or Indigenous communities, according to...

New Zealand to fund projects diverting construction waste from landfill

The New Zealand Government is funding a series of initiatives to reduce waste from construction and demolition through its Waste Minimisation Fund.  It says it will provide $1.1 million in...

Rising sea levels are an increasing threat to the US coastline

What can communities in the United States, such as Miami, do to reduce the damage of increased high-tide flooding caused by rising sea levels?  The incidence of high-tide...

What we can learn from the Miami building collapse

The unexplained collapse of a 12-storey Miami unit block has implications for apartment buildings around the world.   At 1.25am EDT on June 24, an apartment complex in Surfside, South...

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