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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Same force behind Texas deep freeze could drive prolonged heat waves
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How one city plans to recover from losing most of its trees
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Alaska islands may be part of single, massive volcano
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Hurricanes are lasting longer, staying stronger, over land
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How to stay safe from tornadoes
How to stay safe from tornadoes
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Lightning Safety Tips
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Wildfire safety tips
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Flood safety tips
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Earthquake safety tips
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