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Natural Disasters

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

How California’s torrential, life-threatening storms got so bad

A traumatized Maui will soon resume selling paradise to tourists

The “new abnormal”: The rise of extreme flooding, briefly explained

The extraordinary need for disaster warning systems, explained

The political failures behind Libya’s deadly flooding

How rescuers find survivors after deadly earthquakes

What we know about Morocco’s deadly earthquake

A Florida hurricane and shooting are testing Ron DeSantis

Why Hurricane Idalia is so dangerous, explained in 7 maps

Hurricane Hilary soaked an already wet California. Is the drought over?

Why Hurricane Hilary is so strange — and how it has impacted California

What I saw after the wildfires on Maui

This strange hurricane season may take a turn for the worse

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The surprisingly subtle recipe making heat waves worse

There’s no such thing as a disaster-resistant place anymore

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.

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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

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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.

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