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13 of the biggest natural disasters in history
By Stephanie Pappas, Scott Dutfield last updated
Reference Earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanoes have taken countless lives and caused immeasurable damage throughout history.
Extinction-level asteroid impacts could be far more common than we thought, controversial study suggests
By Stephanie Pappas published
New research claims that giant space rocks hit Earth far more often than has been estimated. But some scientists are skeptical.
The 20 largest recorded earthquakes in history
By Tia Ghose published
A handful of regions around the world regularly unleash terrifyingly large earthquakes. Here are the 20 largest earthquakes on record.
Best disaster movies: volcanoes, asteroids, and human-made calamities
By Fran Ruiz published
Earth can still be saved, but we've seen plenty of cautionary tales and worst-case scenarios on the big screen. Here are our picks for the best disaster movies.
Forget the Mayan Apocalypse: 6 Real Threats Facing the US
By Megan Gannon last updated
Here are six real and sometimes unpredictable threats that Americans should be prepared for.
Frequent Fires? New Tool Reveals Climate Impact by ZIP Code (Op-Ed)
By Frances Beinecke last updated
From fires to floods, tool reveals climate hazards by ZIP Code.
Peer into Hurricane Ian’s 'eye' in this photo that an astronaut snapped from space
By Elizabeth Howell published
An International Space Station astronaut photographed Hurricane Ian as the powerful storm battered Florida. NASA, SpaceX and others have postponed launches from the Space Coast.
Hurricane Ian stayed strong after smashing into Cuba. Why?
By Nicoletta Lanese published
How did Hurricane Ian remain so monstrous even after hitting Cuba?
Which hurricane caused the most damage?
By Michael Dhar published
Hurricane Katrina was the most expensive hurricane in history, while a 1780 storm killed the most people of any hurricane.
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