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30

Dec

8 beautiful places prone to natural disasters

30

Nov

For the next Sandy, NYC eyes cargotecture-based disaster housingNew York City unveils a disaster housing plan centered around retrofitted shipping containers that boast interiors that are like ‘CB2 meets Motel 6’ and that are larger than most studio apartments in Manhattan.

For the next Sandy, NYC eyes cargotecture-based disaster housing
New York City unveils a disaster housing plan centered around retrofitted shipping containers that boast interiors that are like ‘CB2 meets Motel 6’ and that are larger than most studio apartments in Manhattan.

31

Oct

How Hurricane Sandy compares to the worst U.S. natural disastersHurricane Sandy broke meteorological records in terms of size and barometric pressure, but how does it stand up to Hurricane Katrina?

How Hurricane Sandy compares to the worst U.S. natural disasters
Hurricane Sandy broke meteorological records in terms of size and barometric pressure, but how does it stand up to Hurricane Katrina?

13

Aug

Cat-astrophes: Cats rescued from disasters

10

Aug

Cat-astrophes: Cats rescued from disastersOur feline friends often get caught in floods, fires and earthquakes just like the rest of us, and sometimes they need a helping human hand. Check out these 10 photographs of cats being rescued after disaster struck, and be sure to find out what you can do to prepare your pets for an emergency.

Cat-astrophes: Cats rescued from disasters
Our feline friends often get caught in floods, fires and earthquakes just like the rest of us, and sometimes they need a helping human hand. Check out these 10 photographs of cats being rescued after disaster struck, and be sure to find out what you can do to prepare your pets for an emergency.

22

Jun

Natural disasters serve as a reminder of how small and fragile our existence is compared to the grand scheme of life on Earth, but they also inspire us to emerge ever stronger. aTo prove it, here’s our list of 7 U.S. cities destroyed by natural disasters that have made a comeback.

Natural disasters serve as a reminder of how small and fragile our existence is compared to the grand scheme of life on Earth, but they also inspire us to emerge ever stronger. aTo prove it, here’s our list of 7 U.S. cities destroyed by natural disasters that have made a comeback.

31

May

Earthquakes off Alaska pose U.S. tsunami riskResearchers are hoping that by studying sediment on several of the Aleutian Islands will tell them how often tsunamis occur in the region.

Earthquakes off Alaska pose U.S. tsunami risk
Researchers are hoping that by studying sediment on several of the Aleutian Islands will tell them how often tsunamis occur in the region.

24

May

How big was the world’s biggest earthquake?Megathrust earthquakes occur when tectonic plates overlap, giving them more real estate to damage when the plates move against one another.

How big was the world’s biggest earthquake?
Megathrust earthquakes occur when tectonic plates overlap, giving them more real estate to damage when the plates move against one another.

28

Apr

Aftermath of 7 natural disasters as seen from space

10

Apr

March tornadoes are year’s first billion-dollar disasterUnseasonably warm temperatures across the U.S. allowed warm, moist air to collide with cold, drier air, priming the country for tornadoes.

March tornadoes are year’s first billion-dollar disaster
Unseasonably warm temperatures across the U.S. allowed warm, moist air to collide with cold, drier air, priming the country for tornadoes.