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3 wild ideas for how to stop a tornado
To stop a tornado, you first have to know how it's formed.
The Dixie fire is on track to be California’s biggest ever
This summer turned out to be a particularly fiery one out West.
Hurricane Ida’s remnants will bring record-breaking rain as it travels north
Wind and storm surge from Ida were so strong that they briefly forced the Mississippi River to flow backwards.
Our infrastructure can’t handle climate disasters. We need to build differently.
It may be time to start simply moving out of the way.
West Coast states are calling in all their best planes and helicopters to fight fires
Air Attack provides crucial services against dozens of burning blazes.
A nearly unprecedented cluster of tropical storms are brewing in the Atlantic
We’re running out of names for 2020′s hurricanes.
Hurricane Laura is the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in more than a century
The full extent of the destruction won’t be clear for at least a day, but it’s already causing extensive damage.
Two of the largest wildfires in California’s history are burning right now
And fire season has just begun.
Millions of Android phones could soon start detecting earthquakes
The Google project is creating a global network of makeshift seismometers—out of smartphones.
Earthquakes can cause serious psychological aftershocks
Anxiety disorders affect tens of millions of people around the world. Natural disasters might make those numbers worse.