Earthquakes are one of nature’s most unpredictable events. Unlike weather events, which can often be forecasted accurately, earthquakes seem to happen when no one is expecting them.
An article arguing that the West Coast is being “absolutely fried” by radiation also argues that the radiation won’t reach us until 2014. “20. One recent study concluded that a very large plume of cesium-137 from the Fukushima disaster will start
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake on the Gulf coast near Iran's sole nuclear power plant killed seven people and injured 30 on Thursday, emergency response chief Hassan Qadami told state media.
The biggest story of the weekend occurred on Sunday was a significant severe weather outbreak across a good portion of the Midwest. Here are just some of the reports from Sunday. First, the largest tornado that has been noted so far occurred in Washi
Rescue of elderly through waist-deep flood water caught on camera Heroic rescue continued despite fears the water had been electrified Video shows raw power of Typhoon Haiyan that has left thousands dead
The images coming out of the Philippines are wrenching. Last week, the country was hit with Typhoon Haiyan, which may be the strongest typhoon in recorded history. Then, it was then pelted with a tropical storm (not as badly as predicted, but the rai
An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 5.5 shook eastern Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Sunday morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage and no irregularities at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant.
10,000 people are reported dead in the central Philippine province of Leyte
A lot of folks in the field of astronomy are worried about asteroids. Right now, space agencies and scientific groups around the world are working up plans for asteroid defense.
Water has overflowed at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is attempting to discern the quality of the water and possible radioactive substances which could have been spilled.
In the event of some unforeseen future disaster, the likelihood of drones taking part in an emergency response team is growing.
Victims of quake that left at least 348 dead struggle to survive as rugged terrain slows down relief efforts.
Pakistani officials are investigating a small island, about 60 feet high, 100 feet long and 250 feet wide, that has appeared off the coast of Pakistan following an earthquake which destroyed thousands of homes in Pakistan's remote Balochistan provinc
The year's most powerful typhoon slammed into the Philippines' northernmost islands on Saturday, cutting communication and power lines, triggering landslides and inundating rice fields, officials said.
Fossil fuel industry not immune to the climate-driven disaster it helps create
Heavy rain and strong winds from Typhoon Man-yi have caused the Katsura river to burst its banks and caused damage to buildings across western Japan as the storm made landfall on Monday.
The remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel continued to deluge Mexico's southwestern Pacific shoulder with dangerous rains while Hurricane Ingrid weakened to a tropical storm after making a Monday landfall on the country's opposite coast......
The first prototype of a tornado-proof house will be built in Utica, Kans., a very small town roughly 200 miles west of Wichita.
Supercell thunderstorms are characterized by a cycling, cylindrical vortex of air that moves upward off the ground, which is also known as a mesocyclone.
The blaze raging its way through a national forest in the Yosemite National Park area, known as the Rim fire, can be seen with frightening clarity at the center of this image taken by NASA's Suomi NPP satellite on August 23.
It happens every summer, and this year is no different; thousands of wildfires ravage millions of acres in the arid Western states, destroying homes and huge swaths of forest and wildlife habitat — and taking lives.
One of the world’s most active volcanoes showed its ugly side this weekend, erupting and producing an ash cloud that spread out across one southern Japanese city.
Big 6.8 Earthquake Rocks Wellington New Zealand!
Here's the path of the nearly 1,400 asteroids that would cause "major devastation" if they hit our planet.
Flash floods caused by unusually heavy rain across Afghanistan and Pakistan killed more than 160 people and stranded villagers in remote areas without shelter, food or power in one of South Asia's worst natural disasters this year, officials said on
A strong earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Sunday in the same region devastated by a giant tsunami and temblor 2-1/2 years ago, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
At least 75 killed and more than 400 injured after quake measuring up to 6.6 magnitude
The military-run High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, or HAARP facility near Glennallen, Alaska, has shut down. No one's saying how long the closure will last. Considered by some to be a "weather-weapon", and suggested as capable of caus
Saturday's disaster in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, was caused by a runaway oil freight train that leveled the town's center and killed at least 13 people. Another 37 people are still missing. It is not known if the train's DOT-111 tanker cars were ma
It's summer: Time for lazy, hazy, crazy days spent drinking watermelon martinis by the pool, roasting marshmallows over an open fire, napping in a hammock, catching fireflies in a mayonnaise jar and lying on the cool grass looking up at the stars.