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.
Extreme rainfall, droughts and heatwaves have hit Karnataka, Telangana, Chattisgarh, Odisha and the Northeast with increasing intensity and frequency.
There is a need for mental health support for people who live in long-term war zones as their numbers are significantly higher.
The first of Blue Origin's tech in Bezos's multi-generational plan to ease humanity into space could be tested this year.
Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique: Relief teams scramble to get relief supplies to victims; 400 people killed in storm
A week after Tropical Cyclone Idai lashed Mozambique with winds of nearly 200 kilometres per hour, the rescue effort rose up a gear but the situation was often chaotic.
When climate change is a general & personal problem for someone, they seemed to show more ownership.
2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms
A total of 1,428 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018, which was also the sixth warmest year since 1901, Of the 1,428 deaths recorded last year, heavy rains and subsequent flooding, dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning claimed half the lives.
Four dead in landslide caused by storm in central Philippines; 12,000 people evacuated from Bicol region
Three members of a family were buried in a landslide in Legazpi City southeast of Manila while a woman was crushed by another landslide in Bulan town as heavy rains brought by the storm loosened the earth.
The earthquake struck southeast of Davao City at a depth of 59 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said, while the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said "hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible" along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines.
Indonesia Tsunami: Public health crisis looms large as clean water, medical supplies run low; experts warn of more deadly waves
Indonesia's disaster agency said it has dispatched helicopters to drop supplies into a handful of hard-to-reach communities along the shattered coastlines of western Java and south Sumatra.