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

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Latest Stories
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Surprise magma pocket hints at more 'ticking time bombs'
Once-rare Arctic lightning is now more frequent—and may reshape the region
Once-rare Arctic lightning is now more frequent—and may reshape the region
Volcano tourism is booming, but is it too risky?
Volcano tourism is booming, but is it too risky?
Big winter snows in the North could be fueled by Arctic sea ice loss
Big winter snows in the North could be fueled by Arctic sea ice loss
Same force behind Texas deep freeze could drive prolonged heat waves
Same force behind Texas deep freeze could drive prolonged heat waves
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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