Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nestled among hundreds of identical white and brown two-storey homes crammed in this neighborhood for factory workers is a house with a trick - one not immediately apparent from its green-painted drywall and gr
One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.
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Nearly 100 Mesa residents whose homes were flooded after September's record downpour have filed a lawsuit against the city, state and Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski.
The eruption at Alaska's Pavlof that started a few days ago intensified on Saturday. Although the area is blanketed with a low cloud deck, an ash plume was clearly seen in satellite images of the area (see above) — meaning that the eruption was n
Lava is continuing its slow and steady approach towards the community of P?hoa.
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Good timing and a little luck is all it takes to capture an amazing video of one of nature's most fearsome events: a volcanic eruption.
For the community of P?hoa, Hawaii, the lava game is a bit more serious than just avoiding the floor.
Living in an area prone to flooding has historically meant that you need high sockets and deep pockets. Baca Architects, however, has come up with an altogether more ingenious solution. Its "amphibious house," designed to float on floodwater before b
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Next year will be the 35th anniversary of one of the largest eruptions to occur on U.S. soil since the nation was founded: the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
This epic video isn't a CGI outtake from Lord of the Rings. It's proof that a guy with a quadcopter managed to get very, very close to an erupting Icelandic volcano—close enough to melt the face of the GoPro camera that shot the video.
Rescuers rushed Sunday to help dozens of hikers stranded on an erupting volcano in central Japan with six people believed to be buried under ash and dozens injured.
A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash high into the sky and prompting a warning to climbers and others to avoid the area.
For eleven days now, forest fires have raged around us. Worsened by the drought on the West Coast, a seemingly unquenchable inferno is eating up the trees, the brush, and anything that gets in its way. It's like the fire is a living thing, one that
Parkwood's last well dried up in July. County officials, after much hand-wringing, made a deal with the city of Madera for a temporary water supply, but the arrangement prohibited Parkwood's 3,000 residents from using so much as a drop of water on th
California is drying up. "This is a big deal," California Governor Jerry Brown said at a ceremony Tuesday as he signed into law a trio of bills regulating, for the first time, the state's groundwater use. As of Thursday, almost 60 percent of
That health advisory for the river now extends from Ross Island to Sauvie Island, flowing through the heart of downtown Portland. "Accidental swallowing of water containing these toxins may produce such symptoms as numbness, tingling, dizziness, we
Director of the Civil Protection Agency in Iceland is "Gravely concerned" about Bardarbunga volcano
Recently, rumors have been swelling of a danger at Yellowstone National Park. That danger? A brewing supervolcano eruption.
While Iceland's serene landscape may be the perfect analogy for world markets currently, the eruption of its Bardarbunga volcano shows what fierce reality lies just beneath the surface.
Several people called the KPIX 5 newsroom after Sunday morning's magnitude 6.0 earthquake in Napa, reporting mysterious flashes of light in the sky.
If you thought that the earthquake that struck northern California on Sunday was something, just wait until you see what is coming in the years ahead.
A strange swarm of earthquakes near Noatak, Alaska, ongoing for months, continues not only to confound locals, but scientists as well.
Extreme heat from a massive supervolcano underneath Yellowstone National Park is melting a major roadway at the popular summertime tourist attraction.
The Red Cross is so insistent about keeping this information private that it has reportedly hired posh New York law firm Gibson Dunn to fend off anyone who might try to hold the charity responsible for its donation spending.
A Nevada rancher says his goats are the best kept secret in fire defense, renting them out to eat through vegetation and reducing fuel for fire around homes
The earthquake was widely felt in Adak, one of the largest cities in the affected area about 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage. Shaking could also be felt in Shemya and other villages along the sparsely populated Aleutian Islands.