Natural disasters

If the world can limit future greenhouse gas emissions, scientists are hopeful that adaptations can help a battered industry survive.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
Iron-laden particles fertilized areas of the ocean thousands of kilometers away.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
New Orleans is suffering now, but almost everywhere in the country can experience power problems during extreme weather.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
When their homes burn, male red-backed fairywrens fail to develop their brilliant plumage.
Joshua Learn, Contributor
New research shows the climate effects likely varied widely around the globe, with the Northern Hemisphere suffering the most.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Sensing earthquakes with telecommunications cables could lead to better warnings.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
New courses could help prepare young doctors for the medical challenges of a warming world.
Joel Shurkin, Contributor
Researchers in Finland used environmental data to study potentially destructive ice-induced shaking.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Surreal images from the Pacific Northwest
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
Touring the world through storm watchers
Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator
The National Hurricane Center is finally seeing their ability to predict a storm’s strength catch up to their ability to track it.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
A new study suggests a correlation between volcanic activity and heavy rainfall, but other volcanologists are skeptical.
Rebecca Boyle, Contributor