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.
A new estimate including indirect deaths in Puerto Rico is 72 times higher than the official death toll
Experts show how 22 recent hurricanes would be different if they formed near the end of this century
After a devastating 2013 flood, the state aims to make a key section of highway more resilient to future deluges
Edinburgh University paleontologist Steve Brusatte talks about his May 2018 Scientific American article, "The Unlikely Triumph of the Dinosaurs," and his new book, The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs: A New History of a Lost World.
A pair of scientists discuss the hazards that Kilauea might pose before it finishes erupting
Analysis of Hurricane Harvey, which drowned Houston, confirms predictions that the storms are likely to get bigger, be more intense and last longer
A giant 1924 explosion, when steam jets blew boulders from the summit, had many of the precursors we see now
Following underground routes, molten rock moves from crater pools to people’s yards
Earthquake-warning systems save lives by detecting the first signs of shaking.
A wildfire in summer 2017 deposited heat-absorbing black carbon on the imperiled ice sheet