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
Researchers try to figure out why every 20 years a Pakistan glacier moves roughly 1,500 times faster.
Human meddling with the river is blamed for most of the rise in flood levels, but the role of climate remains unclear
The U.S. Northeast may be more geologically active than was previously thought, according to a seismic sensor network.
The U.S. Northeast may be more geologically active than thought
Slow-onset climate impacts could displace 140 million in their own countries by 2050
Refusal to acknowledge warming could also widen partisan divide
Payouts after disasters and costly litigation leave insurance companies exposed, report finds
The water is tainted, the wreckage is dangerous, and disposing of it will be a prolonged, complex and costly process