How did the storm rapidly blow up from Category 1 to 4, why is it so stuck over Houston, how can it possibly produce so much rain? And more
Hurricane Harvey could be particularly threatening as it will contain both violent wind speeds and a heavy downpour
Scientists investigate why mountain slopes can slip slowly for years and then suddenly speed up, with potentially fatal effects
Science panel says institutions need to do more to prevent and mitigate damage to research equipment and animals
Floods are arriving earlier or later due to the interplay with other factors like the timing of snowmelt
Volcanic eruptions have now been tied to all five major mass extinctions
It's explosive! It's entertaining! And it's full of everything you'll need to plan your adventures to our favorite fire mountain
Scientists will look into the heart of Surtsey, an island created 50 years ago by a volcanic eruption
Century-old records found in Puerto Rico helped reconstruct the damage caused there by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake—and could help disaster experts plan for the next big one. Julia Rosen reports. ...
Whether lightning rods should have rounded or pointy ends became a point of contention between rebellious Americans and King George III.
A serene little Pacific Northwest lake has a violent origin
Each big catastrophe like a hurricane increases a U.S. county's poverty by 1 percent, 90 years of data show
Taking a cue from weather forecasters, researchers combine satellite measurements and models in attempt to predict volcanic activity
The Holuhraun lava field explosion of 2014 and 2015 could help scientists sharpen climate change models
Journalist Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay Times talks about his book, Oh, Florida! How America’s Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country.
Scientists, skeptics, crabbers and pastors try to find common ground, offering a glimmer of hope for a divided country
The majority of disaster-related losses are actually preventable, if you have the right information
An island volcano blew up last Saturday. A volcanologist explains why the location is difficult to monitor
The U.S. Forest Service could begin using fire shelters made with NASA heat-shield technology as early as this summer
How can we know a foreshock is actually a foreshock?