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Natural Disasters

Keeping you updated on the latest news about hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, and more.

How to make your indoor air better when it’s smoky outside

Why some of the US has the most polluted air in the world right now

Dirty air can be deadly. Here’s how to protect yourself.


How these buildings made the Turkey and Syria earthquakes so deadly

Why earthquakes are deadlier depending on where you live

Deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria will add to the region’s humanitarian struggles

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Turkey and Syria earthquakes: Aftermath and updates on the humanitarian crisis

How you can help the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria

California’s deadly floods won’t break the megadrought

Hurricane Ian is about to crash into a very crowded Florida

The real reason a heat wave is pushing California’s power grid to its limits

How melting glaciers fueled Pakistan’s fatal floods

The flooding in Pakistan is a climate catastrophe with political roots

We talk about heat waves in a weird way

Where climate change has brought too much water — and too little

It’s so hot in Europe that roads are literally buckling

Europe is burning like it’s 2052

Why disasters are getting more severe but killing fewer people

How to think about hurricane recovery, according to 3 experts

What do hurricane categories mean?

Hurricane Ida could ravage the Covid-strained Gulf Coast

A 6,000-year-dormant Icelandic volcano just erupted — and it’s awesome

The Texan dream of going it alone was never real

Why some Texans are facing catastrophic electric bills after a winter storm

“It’s criminal”: A Texas community left without aid in the cold

An Austin organizer explains how the Texas freeze left her already vulnerable community in crisis.

Much of Texas has power back — but it still faces water and food shortages

Biden approves a major disaster declaration for Texas

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Texas winter storm brings extreme cold, widespread power outages 

Spain is still digging itself out from its worst snowstorm in 50 years

2020 ties for the hottest year on record

Natural disasters are increasing. The world’s poorest are left to fend for themselves.

Death toll from 7.0-magnitude earthquake near Greece and Turkey rises to over 80

Typhoon Molave battered the Philippines. Vietnam is next.

Why Trump flip-flopped on California disaster relief

“It just looks like a bomb went off”: Louisianians on recovering from Hurricane Laura

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The survivors

A year after the Camp Fire nearly leveled Paradise, California, the money is drying up and a lawsuit rages. Can recovery efforts ever return a community to its old self?

The Paradise fire is catastrophic. And the wildfire threat to California is only growing.

California’s newly homeless fire victims face the state’s severe housing shortage

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Hurricane Michael threatens the Florida Panhandle

FEMA is testing a new “presidential alerts” system that sends messages to your phone