Natural Disasters

Here's how wildfires get started—and how to stop them
Here's how wildfires get started—and how to stop them
Avalanches, explained
Avalanches, explained
Lightning
Lightning
Tsunamis
Tsunamis
Tornadoes, explained
Tornadoes, explained
Volcanoes, explained
Volcanoes, explained
California's 7.1 earthquake–and how earthquakes work
California's 7.1 earthquake–and how earthquakes work
Floods
Floods
Here’s how hurricanes form—and why they’re so destructive
Here’s how hurricanes form—and why they’re so destructive

Latest Videos

Latest Stories
Biggest U.S. earthquake in more than 50 years strikes Alaska—here’s what we can learn
Biggest U.S. earthquake in more than 50 years strikes Alaska—here’s what we can learn
This summer could change our understanding of extreme heat
This summer could change our understanding of extreme heat
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Here’s why we call this time of year the ‘dog days’ of summer
Miami condo collapse highlights urgent need to adapt to rising seas
Miami condo collapse highlights urgent need to adapt to rising seas
What is a heat dome? Pacific Northwest suffers record highs
What is a heat dome? Pacific Northwest suffers record highs
Safety Tips
How to stay safe from tornadoes
How to stay safe from tornadoes
Lightning Safety Tips
Lightning Safety Tips
Wildfire safety tips
Wildfire safety tips
Flood safety tips
Flood safety tips
Earthquake safety tips
Earthquake safety tips

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