In a new book author John C. Mutter combines natural science and physical science to explore how disasters deepen social inequalities
Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, killing at least 50 people, including at least a dozen fire fighters...
Two massive explosions caused by flammable goods ripped through an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday
Huge explosions hit an industrial area of the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and triggering a blast wave felt kilometres (miles) away, Chinese media reported...
Two of the most populous nations—China and India—are building hundreds of dams in a violently active geologic zone
Japan switched on a nuclear reactor for the first time in nearly two years on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks to reassure a nervous public
Some 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater have poured from a defunct Colorado gold mine into local streams since a team of EPA workers accidentally triggered the spill last week...
Tropical cyclone Soudelor may be a taste of super typhoons to come
A typhoon battered China's east coast on Sunday, killing eight people and forcing authorities to cancel hundreds of flights and evacuate more than 163,000 people.
Searching for California's missing moisture
During the current drought, the Golden State has missed an entire year's worth of rain
Drought holding back forests ability to store carbon may prove a vicious cycle of climate change
A wildfire crossed Interstate 15, setting cars ablaze
New research suggests rising oceans could swamp the world’s coasts by the end of the century—sooner than previously anticipated
The latest in ProPublica's “Killing the Colorado” series looks at how, despite decades of accepted science, California and Arizona still miscount their water supplies
A new study sees forests around the globe suffering increased burning as climate changes
The plant used to make tequila also uses less water during photosynthesis
If you’ve witnessed a landslide—the movement of a mass of rock, debris, or earth down a slope—report it to the U.S. Geological Survey to help them better understand these hazards...
A study more precisely detailing how volcanoes affected climate in the past sheds light on how much CO2 will change climate
High hopes and high tensions surround the test project in Arizona