Natural Disasters News
On 18 September, a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan, causing widespread damage across the island nation and triggering tsunami warnings
A key finding from the study was that heat exceeding the threshold of the National Weather Service's highest category — called "Extreme Danger”— was expected to impact 8.1 million people in 2023 and grow to 107 million people in 2053
Wildfires broke out early this spring in multiple states in the Western US, where climate change and an enduring drought are fanning the frequency and intensity of forest and grassland fires
North Korea is highly vulnerable to natural disasters including flood and drought due to chronic lack of infrastructure, deforestation and decades of state mismanagement
Nearly 200 floods were reported in different areas in central and southern provinces over the weekend, displacing about 30,000 families, some of which were moved to emergency shelters, officials said
While Biden can lay claim to a banner first year in office, however, numbers also reveal plenty of setbacks
The US Geological Survey says the first quake struck about 17 miles south of Naalehu and the second earthquake struck about 20 minutes later in the same area
The metro region of Philippines' capital, Manila, is under level one warning, which means strong winds are expected within the next 36 hours
The largest wildfire of the year in California, the Beckwourth Complex Fire, was raging near the border with Nevada. It doubled in size between Friday and Saturday.
Apathy and complacency can also be dangerous when it comes to weather-driven disasters.
Cyclone Tauktae could be the biggest to hit western India in three decades.
More than 400 large cities are at "high" or "extreme" risk due to a mix of pollution, dwindling water supplies, heat waves, natural disasters and climate change.
Since 2000, disasters have taken a drastic leap in frequency and have continued to occur at a consistently high rate.
Puerto Rico, Myanmar and Haiti were among the countries worst-affected by extreme weather events.
The World Disaster Report rated climate change as the greatest global challenge, finding disasters triggered by climate-related events had risen 35% since 1990s
In The Disaster Tourist, Yun Ko-eun critiques capitalism's ability to monetise everything — even calamity and trauma
The Disaster Tourist challenges the reader to evaluate our curiosity about traumatised communities and landscapes that appear exciting for their unpredictability and history of ruin.
India recorded highest internal displacement of people in 2019; natural disasters overwhelmingly to blame, says UN study
One in four of all internally displaced persons due to conflict and violence in 2019 – 6.5 million people – were living in the Syrian Arab Republic alone.
Maxar Tech, satellite imagery company, released images of some of the biggest events of the decade.
Over half of India's population was gripped by intense heatwaves in June and July this year, killing more than 200 people.