Natural Disasters

How zoos protect—and evacuate—animals during wildfires loading...
How zoos protect—and evacuate—animals during wildfires
Not all animals can be safely evacuated. With fires in America's West becoming increasingly common, zoos must prepare for disaster.
How catastrophic fires have raged through California loading...
How catastrophic fires have raged through California
It's not over yet. But the apocalyptic scenes so far have driven home the reality that record fires have become the state's new abnormal.
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Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing At Unprecedented Rates
Big fossil-fuel, mining, hydroelectric, and other "mega projects" are struggling thanks to competition from newer, cleaner technologies and a firestorm of market and civil forces.
Pictures Reveal Iran And Iraq Earthquake, The Deadliest Of 2017 loading...
Pictures Reveal Iran And Iraq Earthquake, The Deadliest Of 2017
The tremor has killed at least 402 people and has devastated local communities.
Exclusive Aerial Photos Capture Puerto Rico's Devastation loading...
Exclusive Aerial Photos Capture Puerto Rico's Devastation
Hurricane Maria flooded the island's coastal areas and blew apart homes inland.
About Natural Disasters

Natural disasters prove the amazing power Mother Nature beholds. Anything created by humanity, and even humanity itself, can be destroyed by nature.

Striking with little warning, hurricanes are among the most powerful natural disasters because of their size and potential for destruction.

Earthquakes can be equally devastating, killing thousands and changing the course of history.

While tornadoes are relatively brief they are violent, potentially causing winds in excess of 300 kilometres per hour.

Flooding is the most common natural hazard while only one sand geyser has been reported in human history.

In Australia we are no strangers to drought, a natural disaster often exacerbated by widespread bush fires.

 

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