Natural Disasters

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Nepal Earthquake: Health Threats Loom Over Survivors
The city of Kathmandu viewed from Swayambhunath Temple. This photo was taken before the 2015 earthquake.
April 27th, 2015
The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake brings a risk of disease outbreaks — including measles and diarrheal diseases — among the survivors.
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Five Gorgeous Maps That Show Why You'll Be Buried in Snow
Jan 2015 blizzard
January 26th, 2015
As the first blizzard of 2015 bears down on the Atlantic Coast, here are five stunning weather maps that highlight its massive impact.
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Nepal Earthquake Toll Only Just Beginning
The initial USGS shake map of the Nepal earthquake, which predicted extreme shaking in Kathmandu, was later revised to reflect less shaking.
April 27th, 2015
Terrible as Saturday's earthquake was in Kathmandu, geologists fear more bad news to come as information filters in from the surrounding mountainous countryside which has been cut off from the world by the disaster.
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Arctic Blast Blankets Eastern US in Ice and Snow (Photo)
Snowy East Coast
February 20th, 2015
An Arctic blast sweeping across the East Coast, from Canada south to Florida, left much of the country blanketed in ice and snow this week.
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Why Monster Storm 'Juno' Will Be So Snowy
snowstorm juno
January 26th, 2015
The fierce nor'easter pummeling the East Coast today is occurring because of a perfect confluence of events.
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'Nature's Fury': NYC Exhibit Explores Science of Natural Disasters
Erupting volcano
November 13th, 2014
From the eruption that buried Pompeii in A.D. 79 to the superstorm that shut down New York City in 2012, natural disasters are an unavoidable part of life on Earth. Once thought to be the wrath of the gods, these formidable events now have widely accepted
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Lightning Electrifies Cyclone's Eye in Dramatic Space Photo
The gleaming eye of Cyclone Bansi.
January 29th, 2015
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti captured a jaw-dropping photo of Cyclone Bansi from the International Space Station.
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