The unusually powerful tornado that killed more than 30 people in Oklahoma naturally raises worries that climate change could …
The massive fertilizer explosion in Texas and the 6.6-magnitude earthquake in China were both accidents. But smarter preparation and policy may have been able to reduce the death toll
Scientists have wondered why there was a major extinction wave some 200 million years ago. Now they suspect that a major explosion of lava that occurred around the same time may be the cause.
This year’s storms in video format
Sierra Club President Michael Brune grew up in the Jersey shore town of Chadwick Beach—which took a direct hit from Superstorm Sandy. This is what he saw when he came home.
It’s so obvious we forget it: an extreme-weather event becomes a disaster only if it hits where people and their possessions are. Of the 19 tropical storms that were tracked during this summer’s Atlantic hurricane season, 10 …
It was called the Watersnoodramp, which in Dutch means “flood disaster”—and it certainly was. The North Sea flood of 1953 was the result of a high spring tide that met a strong storm, resulting in a storm surge that inundated …
Climate change didn’t cause Hurricane Sandy on its own, but that doesn’t mean that global warming doesn’t have an impact on extreme weather. Why we need to climate -proof our cities
The U.S. power grid is a 20th century technology powering a 21st century country. Why Hurricane Sandy will stress it to the limit
As the hurricane approaches landfall, scientists say that the areas to the north and east of Sandy’s eye will get the worst of coastal flooding and storm surges. And that’s bad news for New York City