Departments face climate-driven changes to fire behavior, like a year-round season
Coastal communities struggling to adapt to climate change are beginning to do what was once unthinkable: retreat
Volcanic tornadoes, choking fog, “laze,” lightning, hail, waterspouts and even frost are created above hot eruptions
When it comes to the unsustainable development of the American coastline, New Jersey owns the honor of being the first and worst. But one town in the state is experimenting with moving a cluster of people out of harm’s way and turning the newly open land into a flood buffer to protect the rest of the community. Read the full story to learn more: "Surrendering to Rising Seas"
Insect-borne disease and damage to hospitals during disasters are among their concerns
Extreme sea level rise could swamp internet cabling and hubs by 2033—and coastal cities like New York, Seattle and Miami are at greatest risk. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Such fires are causing spikes in fine particles that threaten human health
Efforts in Congress to reform the program have stalled, leaving property owners vulnerable
Many of us live in areas at risk, particularly along the coasts
A new analysis found the flood protection benefits of coral reefs save the global economy $4 billion dollars a year. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Service is supposedly restored to most customers, but some say water is now unclean
Homes will be bought in areas where it does not make sense to build flood control structures
The eruption is the Central American nation’s deadliest since 1902
As storms become stronger, safety instructions for threats can be contradictory
Indonesia is most at risk from eruptions, compared with other nations
A slide show of eruptions and their impacts around the world
Volcanologists cannot yet predict a volcanic eruption
If we can predict hurricanes, floods, and tornados to differing degrees of reliability, why don’t we know when the next big earthquake will come?
The volcanic island chain was born when the Pacific tectonic plate drifted over a hotspot in Earth’s mantle.