World Asteroid Day reveals threat to our planet from near-Earth objects
June 30, 2015, 2:07 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
First-ever event aims to raise awareness of the cataclysmic potential of asteroids and how we might stop them.
Time-lapse exposes the sinister beauty of the Calbuco volcanic eruption
June 16, 2015, 1 p.m. by Catie Leary
Photographing volcanoes can be a tricky endeavor, but when Chile's Calbuco volcano erupted on April 22, photographer Martin Heck was in the right place at the right time.
Remembering Mount St. Helens
May 18, 2015, 9 a.m. by Catie Leary
Mount St. Helens is still recovering from its fateful 1980 eruption, but thanks to the resiliency and ever-changing nature of our planet, it's already come a long way.
Nepal's UNESCO-recognized architectural treasures shaken, destroyed by earthquake
April 29, 2015, 5:15 p.m. by Matt Hickman
A look at the Kathmandu Valley's World Heritage Site-listed monuments in better days.
Bigger earthquakes likely on Nepal's terrifying faults
April 28, 2015, 10:30 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The quake didn't release all the pent-up seismic pressure between the Indian and Eurasian Plates.
The inspiring letter carried by climber killed on Everest
April 27, 2015, 1:57 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Dan Fredinburg, one of 3 Americans killed in the Nepal earthquake, was given several notes from friends to read at the summit. His friend Max published one in memoriam.
Extreme locales and wild weather on an 'Angry Planet'
April 15, 2015, 10:25 a.m. by Gerri Miller
Adventurer George Kouronis visits volcanoes, wildfires and hurricanes so you don't have to.
200 years ago Mount Tambora erupted. What happened next changed the world
April 6, 2015, 4:02 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Just a 3-degree change in temperature caused crop failure, starvation, riots, mass migration and a whole lot of pain.
2011 Japan tsunami unleashed ozone-destroying chemicals
April 6, 2015, 12:33 p.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
Countries rarely account for greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere due to natural disasters when calculating their annual emissions.
The riskiest places in the world for natural disasters
March 19, 2015, 3:16 p.m. by Thomas Kostigen
Even countries that aren't geographically at risk from natural disasters can experience economic effects of severe weather events.