Here are the biggest earthquakes in California history
By Times Staff | Jul 6, 2019
Friday’s 7.1 earthquake near Ridgecrest was among the most powerful quakes in California history.
This fascinating map shows how D.C. area is more vulnerable to tornadoes than many parts of Texas
By John Metcalfe | Jun 25, 2019
When talking destructive tornadoes, one must mention Texas.
How an Asteroid Could Destroy the World Before Impact
By Gordon L. Dillow | Jun 20, 2019
In the Event of a Collision, Humanity Would Not Fare Well
Wet California winter is a boon for skiers and water supply. But it brings a threat: Wildfires.
By Scott Wilson | Jun 17, 2019
MAMMOTH LAKES, Calif. — This early June morning is Boyd Shepler’s birthday, No. 66, and he is spending it in a classic California way: a few hours of skiing in a snowflake-filled morning, then a round of golf in the dry afternoon sun.
Paralysis on America's Rivers: There's Too Much Water
By Mitch Smith | Jun 10, 2019
Widespread flooding this spring has halted barge traffic on parts of the Mississippi and many of its tributaries. More than 70 barges were tied up in a slack-water harbor on the Arkansas River near Little Rock, Ark.
Attempt to plug a wasp nest sparked the biggest wildfire in California history
By Joseph Serna | Jun 6, 2019
The biggest fire in California history was started by a man trying to plug the entrance of a wasp nest with a hammer and stake in Mendocino County, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Thursday.
Buildings Can Be Designed to Withstand Earthquakes. Why Doesn't the U.S. Build More of Them?
By Thomas Fuller, Anjali Singhvi, Mika Gröndahl and Derek Watkins | Jun 5, 2019
When the shaking started at 5:46 a.m., Yasuhisa Itakura, an architect at a big Japanese construction company in Kobe, was sitting at his desk finishing a report he had toiled over all night.
Where Is A Hurricane Likely To Form In June And Why?
By Marshall Shepherd | Jun 3, 2019
June 1st represents the start of meteorological summer and the Atlantic hurricane season.
More than 200 tornadoes devastated the Midwest over 13 days. Why?
By Umair Irfan | May 30, 2019
The spike in tornado activity this week, explained.
It's rare for a tornado to hit a big city — but that may not always be the case
By Denise Chow | May 31, 2019
“These are very low probability events, but if and when they occur, they will likely be devastating."