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The Strongest Storm of the Year Shook Southeast Asia This Weekend The Strongest Storm of the Year Shook Southeast Asia This Weekend

Tropical Storm Mangkhut was on the move Monday as it made its way through Southeast Asia. The former Super Typhoon, which at its peak became the strongest storm to form on Earth this year so far, has been pummeling Hong Kong, Macau, and the Philippines all weekend.

Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastation Left by Florence Aerial Photos Reveal the Devastation Left by Florence

After plowing into the North Carolina coast late last week, Florence lingered over Carolinas all weekend like an unwanted house guest. Though its winds had slackened to a tropical depression by Sunday, the record-setting rains it unleashed have created a flooding catastrophe that is still unfolding. The scale of that…

This Astronaut's Photos of Hurricane Florence Are Terrifying This Astronaut's Photos of Hurricane Florence Are Terrifying

The Carolinas are bracing for the storm of a lifetime as Hurricane Florence rumbles toward the shore. The storm is utterly massive—some might say tremendously big and wet—but it’s hard to truly grasp the scale unless you can see the entire beast at once, and to do that, you need to go to space.

The Most Powerful Storm of 2018 Is Headed Toward Japan The Most Powerful Storm of 2018 Is Headed Toward Japan

The Atlantic hurricane season may be slipping by to little fanfare (so far), but it’s a different story in the northwest Pacific. A dangerous super typhoon currently packing 170 mph winds could make landfall in Japan early next week.

Australia Is Bracing for an 'Insane Fire Season' Australia Is Bracing for an 'Insane Fire Season'

As the U.S. grapples with one of its worst wildfire seasons on record, Australia is getting a head start on what looks to be an equally brutal year of bushfires.

As the World Burns, There Will Be Fewer Firefighters to Share As the World Burns, There Will Be Fewer Firefighters to Share

As out-of-control wildfires raged across the West, U.S. firefighting authorities took a seemingly unusual step late last month: they called up Australia and New Zealand and asked for help.

Ancient Mass Graves Could Be Filled With Tsunami Victims Ancient Mass Graves Could Be Filled With Tsunami Victims

Many prehistoric mass graves located along coastlines around the world may be linked to ancient tsunamis, new research suggests.

Kilauea's Eruption Is on Pause—For Now Kilauea's Eruption Is on Pause—For Now

Three months and countless Olympic swimming pools of lava later, Kilauea seems to have pressed the pause button on its fiery eruption. But it’s too soon to tell if the Hawaiian volcano has chilled out for good.

The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Now the Largest In California's History [Updated] The Mendocino Complex Fire Is Now the Largest In California's History [Updated]

An enormous wildfire in northern California may become the largest on record for the state, less than a year after the Thomas Fire in southern California earned that dubious distinction. It’s the latest reminder that we now live in an era of fast-growing, hard-to-contain megafires.

California's Devastating Carr Fire Is Now at Least 89,000 Acres, With Five Dead and More Missing California's Devastating Carr Fire Is Now at Least 89,000 Acres, With Five Dead and More Missing

California’s devastating Carr Fire is now measured to have spread to over 89,000 acres on Sunday, resulting in at least five deaths, hundreds of destroyed structures, and severe damage to western parts of the city of Redding after it ravaged the nearby communities of Shasta and Keswick.

Volcanic Ash Has Basically Turned Day Into Night in Vanuatu Volcanic Ash Has Basically Turned Day Into Night in Vanuatu

I’m no expert, but I feel like our planet is trying to tell us something. In addition to every corner of the globe being on fire, doused in rain, or cooked by heat, a new volcanic eruption is adding heavy ash to the list of calamities befalling humanity. The Manaro Voui volcano popped off in Vanuatu, a small island…

Scandinavia Is on Fire Scandinavia Is on Fire

A spate of incredibly hot, dry weather has descended on Scandinavia, contributing to the worst wildfire outbreak in recent memory. In other words, it’s just another week in the Anthropocene.

Yosemite National Park Blanketed in Smoke as California Burns Yosemite National Park Blanketed in Smoke as California Burns

There’s nothing like a trip to Yosemite National Park to escape the daily horrors of civilization and bask in the stark beauty of nature. Except this is 2018, so of course Yosemite is now shrouded in smoke from a raging, deadly wildfire.

Kilauea's Summit Crater Has Been Radically Transformed

Throughout Kilauea’s ongoing and spectacularly destructive eruption, our eyes have mostly been trained on the fire fountains and vast river of lava flowing through the lower East Rift Zone. But there’s also been an incredible amount of drama unfolding at the volcano’s summit that shows no signs of letting up.

Puerto Rican Government’s Own Data Shows Hurricane Maria Death Toll Is Bullshit Puerto Rican Government’s Own Data Shows Hurricane Maria Death Toll Is Bullshit

Since Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico last September, experts have struggled to tally how many deaths were directly related to the devastating storm. The official death count stands at 64, but various non-governmental efforts to quantify hurricane-related fatalities vastly exceed that number. Newly-released…

Monsoon Rains Are Already a Disaster For Rohingya Refugee Camps Monsoon Rains Are Already a Disaster For Rohingya Refugee Camps

Religious persecution has forced thousands of Rohingya people to flee their homes in Myanmar for Bangladesh over the past 11 months . Now the 900,000 people who settled in refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar are facing another threat: heavy rain and landslides as the monsoon season picks up.

Which Volcanoes Are Most Overdue for Eruption? Which Volcanoes Are Most Overdue for Eruption?

The recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala are potent reminders that our planet is capable of unleashing its pent up fury at virtually any given time. Predicting eruptions isn’t easy, but some volcanoes are more worrisome than others.

Guatemala Looks Like the Upside Down After Deadly Volcanic Eruption Guatemala Looks Like the Upside Down After Deadly Volcanic Eruption

Entire towns have become tombs of ash following Volcan de Fuego’s eruption earlier this week. Rescue and cleanup efforts have continued, but rain is in the forecast and could hamper them as it turns ash into viscous sludge. And the scenes being captured by aerial photos look straight out of the upside down.

How Do Meteorologists Rank Hurricanes, and Will I Die?

It’s that dreaded time of year again: meteorologists are talking about hurricanes for the upcoming season. After the widespread death and destruction these tropical tyrants brought on from Texas to Puerto Rico last year, hurricanes have not been off our minds for long—if at all. I’m shaking in my boots.

The Flooding Crisis Is Here For the US The Flooding Crisis Is Here For the US

U.S. coastlines saw record levels of high tide flooding last year, thanks to a combination of powerful storms and rising seas. This year is forecast to approach or even surpass that record.

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