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Powerful Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Partially Collapses Hotel Powerful Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Partially Collapses Hotel

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan today, causing damage and a partially collapsed hotel building, sources report.

Why Even a Baby Tsunami Can Trigger a Warning Why Even a Baby Tsunami Can Trigger a Warning

Early this morning, NOAA’s National Tsunami Warning Center issued tsunami warnings for the south coast of Alaska and British Columbia, after a powerful, magnitude 7.9 earthquake rocked the Gulf of Alaska. Tsunami watches were issued for California, Oregon, and Washington State. A few hours later, all watches and…

Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru Magnitude 7.1 Earthquake Strikes Peru

A “strong magnitude 7.1 earthquake” struck the southern coast of Peru on Sunday morning, leaving at least one dead, several missing, and dozens injured, CNBC reported.

Devastating Wildfires Continue to Wreak Havoc Across Southern California Devastating Wildfires Continue to Wreak Havoc Across Southern California

With powerful Santa Ana winds gusting as high as 80 miles per hour, firefighters are bracing themselves for another challenging day in Southern California. Over the course of the week, destructive wildfires in the state have forced the evacuation of more than 230,000 people, destroyed hundreds of homes, and torched…

Thousands Forced to Evacuate as Catastrophic Wildfires Continue to Ravage California Thousands Forced to Evacuate as Catastrophic Wildfires Continue to Ravage California

In what’s already been a particularly cruel wildfire season for California, a series of fast-moving blazes have torched more than 65,000 acres since Monday, destroying hundreds of homes and forcing thousands to flee. Alarmingly, winds are expected to pick up in the coming days, making a bad situation potentially worse.

Puerto Rico’s Ex–Governor Tweets Photo of Surgery by Cellphone Light Puerto Rico’s Ex–Governor Tweets Photo of Surgery by Cellphone Light

While President Donald Trump is busy characterizing his administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico as a “10,” doctors appear to be performing surgeries by the light of only cellphones.

Hey, Maybe Don't Fly Drones Where Firefighters Are Trying to Save Lives Hey, Maybe Don't Fly Drones Where Firefighters Are Trying to Save Lives

It’s understandable that UAV enthusiasts might be tempted to grab amazing footage of ongoing disasters like the northern California wildfires—providing a unique perspective of a climate change-fueled catastrophe which has now killed at least 41 people, burned down thousands of buildings and laid waste to hundreds of…

Northern California Wildfires Death Toll Rises to 38 Northern California Wildfires Death Toll Rises to 38

The 15 separate wildfires ravaging northern California over the past week have now claimed 38 lives, the L.A. Times reported on Saturday, and scorched an astonishing 220,000 acres.

Hundreds of Species Sailed Across the Pacific on Trash After the Fukushima Earthquake Hundreds of Species Sailed Across the Pacific on Trash After the Fukushima Earthquake

When a powerful earthquake rocked the Pacific coast of Tōhoku in March 2011, it didn’t just upend life in Japan. A massive tsunami wave swept countless coastal organisms into the open ocean, clinging to human garbage. An “extraordinary” trash-fueled migration from Japan to to North America ensued, the likes of which…

Puerto Rico Remains Mostly in the Dark and Badly in Need of Aid Puerto Rico Remains Mostly in the Dark and Badly in Need of Aid

Sometimes, space offers a striking vantage for visualizing the scale of a crisis. Satellite photos of Puerto Rico at night before and after Hurricane Maria roared through show an island stripped of its electricity—and they remind us just how long it’s going to take the battered US territory to recover.

Why the Everglades Might Never Look the Same After Hurricane Irma Why the Everglades Might Never Look the Same After Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma rakes the west coast of Florida, all eyes are on the cities and human lives in the storm’s path. But Irma is also hammering the Florida Everglades, and the scientists familiar with this fragile ecosystem are concerned the storm could deliver a devastating blow.

Tesla's Hurricane Irma Update Taps Into Our Deepest Fears Of 21st Century Driving Tesla's Hurricane Irma Update Taps Into Our Deepest Fears Of 21st Century Driving

Earlier this week, Tesla remotely upgraded select Florida Tesla owners’ cars to expand their mileage capacity in an effort to ease and assist with Hurricane Irma evacuation efforts. The move was praiseworthy and appropriate, but at the root of the gesture lies a terrifying prospect of our automotive future.

Hurricane Irma Is Now Heading Towards West Florida, and There's No Time Left Hurricane Irma Is Now Heading Towards West Florida, and There's No Time Left

Hurricane Irma, which has been downgraded to a Category 3 storm as it closes in on Florida, is now expected to swing west, regain power and rake the state’s west coast on its way north, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

Nearly 1.5 Million Acres Are Burning Across the West: What You Need to Know Right Now Nearly 1.5 Million Acres Are Burning Across the West: What You Need to Know Right Now

While states in the South struggle with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the potential damage-to-come of Hurricane Irma, the hot and too-dry West continues to battle a mass of post-Labor Day wildfires unlike any other year. Flames have displaced families, destroyed homes and property, closed highways and roads,…

Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With 'Young People' During Hurricane Irma Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With 'Young People' During Hurricane Irma

Let’s talk about a few facts. Billionaire party enthusiast Richard Branson owns a private isle in the Virgin Islands. Branson’s island sits squarely in the path of Hurricane Irma, one the strongest storms the Atlantic has ever seen. Rather than retreat to a safer location, Branson has collected a mysterious group of…

Panic Buying Gas During A Shortage Only Makes Everything Worse Panic Buying Gas During A Shortage Only Makes Everything Worse

It’s not uncommon for gas supply to go down and prices to go up following a major natural disaster like Hurricane Harvey’s devastating impact in Texas, which crippled the region’s oil refineries and cut a large portion of the U.S. short-term oil supply with it. But the U.S. plans for situations like these, so there’s…

Donald Trump Is Impressed by Hurricane Harvey and He's Letting Everyone Know Donald Trump Is Impressed by Hurricane Harvey and He's Letting Everyone Know

This weekend Category 4 storm Hurricane Harvey, the biggest natural disaster of President Donald Trump’s presidency so far, barreled into southeast Texas, whipping coastal areas with 130 miles per hour (209 kilometers per hour) winds and causing unprecedented, catastrophic flooding in the Houston/Galveston region.

Why Tropical Storm Harvey Is Showing Texas No Mercy Why Tropical Storm Harvey Is Showing Texas No Mercy

Right now, Houston is in the midst of a catastrophic flood disaster as tropical storm Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane on the central Texas coastline Friday night, continues to unleash torrents over the Houston/Galveston metropolitan area. Harvey is expected to drop an additional 15 to 25 inches…

Astronauts Caught a Terrifying Glimpse of Hurricane Harvey Speeding Toward Texas Astronauts Caught a Terrifying Glimpse of Hurricane Harvey Speeding Toward Texas

As Hurricane Harvey churns onward toward southwest Texas, astronauts on the International Space Station caught a glimpse of the monster cyclone from a safe viewing distance of 250 miles above the Earth. Honestly, you don’t want to get much closer.

Worst Wildfires in Chile's History Have Left Devastation in Their Wake Worst Wildfires in Chile's History Have Left Devastation in Their Wake

Over the weekend, the Chilean government ended a state of emergency enacted last month in response to the worst wildfire season in the nation’s history. The fires, which now appear to be dying down, have torched more than 900,000 acres—roughly four times the area of New York City—since January 15th.

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