Scott Miles

Scott Miles, an associate professor of  environmental studies in Western Washington University's Huxley Colelge of the Environment, has been selected as a 2014 National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow. He presented this video at the American-Indonesian Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium in…

When the next big earthquake rocks King County, emergency responders have a plan. The first week or two is all mapped out. After that? It’s a mystery.

Would Seattle close its business district for a set period of time, as Christchurch, New Zealand, did? How long…

Much of Oregon’s population would face extended fuel shortages, natural gas outages and blackouts after a catastrophic earthquake. That according to a seismic risk study re-released by the state.

But there’s pushback from the energy companies put under the spotlight.

Two years after Japan was rocked by the same type of monster quake and tsunami that will strike the Pacific Northwest someday, the world’s most seismically fortified nation faces another five to 10 years of rebuilding. Nearly 320,000 people are still in temporary housing. Mountains of debris…

Scott Miles, a professor of environmental studies at Western Washington University, has been awarded a $32,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the impacts and reactions to the power outage related to Hurricane Isaac, which struck Louisiana on Aug. 29.

Miles has…

Scott Miles, assistant professor of Environmental Studies at WWU, discusses his research into earthquake preparedness and his recent trip to the tsunami zone in Japan.

Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment will unveil a new minor this coming fall in Disaster Risk Reduction; the program is designed to introduce students to the impacts on society of natural hazards such as earthquakes, floods, and tsunamis, as well as strategies…

Western Washington University assistant professor of Environmental Studies Scott Miles and Research Associate Rebekah Green of Western Washington University's Resilience Institute have received a $45,000 grant from the Washington Emergency Management Division (WAEMD) to create and populate…

Most Western Washington residents know they live in an earthquake-prone area and that there is always the threat of the "Big One."

A new project from Western Washington University aims to help us all be better prepared.

The…

The university is building a first-of-its-kind earthquake database that will include 20 potential quake scenarios for Washington state.

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