Scene of the train derailment

The Consumer Perspective Expands How Disaster Planners Think

Philadelphia emergency management officials say it guided their response to the Amtrak derailment that killed eight people and injured more than 200.

Hurricanes’ Centuries-Old Patterns May Be Shifting

Climate change may be triggering an evolution in hurricanes, with some researchers predicting the violent storms could move farther north.

California Cities Look to Turn Sewage into Drinking Water

As a fourth year of drought continues to drain aquifers and reservoirs, water recycling could be an answer — but residents will need to get past the “yuck factor” first.