Even before getting their own lives settled, teams collect information on storm behavior and their effects on the ecosystem
News stories often focus on the immediate cause of the blaze
The condition of the world’s second-largest radio telescope remains unclear after being battered by the storm
Tuesday’s deadly quake did not come from the place many geologists thought would unleash the next “big one”
The science behind the powerful storms that have thrashed the Caribbean and U.S. coasts
This year’s season has been particularly wild, with several category 4 and 5 storms. We explain the kind of damage to expect at each level
A photo taken on September 17, 2017 shows a roofless building at the Alizea residence in Mont Vernon, on the French Caribbean island of Saint Martin, after the passage of Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm. (Photo credit: HELENE VALENZUELA/AFP/Getty Images)
Storms could inflict much larger losses as coastal communities grow rapidly
Disaster risk expert says intense population growth and urban coastal development have created a huge danger
Analyze satellite images of areas stricken by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Jose to help rescue workers pinpoint places needing assistance.
Thursday night's quake, near an undersea crust collision zone, was the strongest to hit Mexico in a century
In an era of catastrophic weather, institutions—like agencies that manage storm barriers—as well as infrastructure must be redesigned
Observers warn it could be one of the most infamous storms in Atlantic hurricane history
Forecasters depend on satellites and flights to track hurricanes—but balloons add crucial precision
Both Harvey and Irma intensified due to perfect storm conditions
A veteran of New Orleans and San Antonio hospitals talks about health challenges in the wake of Harvey and Irma
Here’s how Irma compares with Katrina, Patricia, Haiyan and other record holders
Using insurance industry models, researchers determined that wetlands prevented some $625 million in damages due to Hurricane Sandy. Christopher Intagliata reports.
If Irma makes landfall, it will be the first time in recorded history that two hurricanes Category 4 or higher hit the U.S. in a single season
Hurricanes do form in the Pacific Ocean, just as they do in the Atlantic, but none of these storms seem to reach the continental U.S. Why not?