Paralysis on America's Rivers: There's Too Much Water
By Mitch Smith | June 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 | June 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 | June 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 | June 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."
Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End
By David Wallace-Wells | May 12, 2019
You could see the smoke from space.
This Is Why California Will Keep Burning
By Susie Cagle | Apr 17, 2019
One massive utility company is responsible for many of the wildfires and dozens of deaths. Can we make our infrastructure stop killing us?
California Dispatches Goats to Eat Brush, Prevent Wildfires
By Gerald Porter Jr. | May 3, 2019
California firefighters are enlisting help from some unusual allies to prevent more deadly wildfires from ripping across the state -- goats.
Mapping America's wicked weather and deadly disasters
By Tim Meko | Apr 25, 2019
The fear of losing everything in a natural disaster sits in the back of our minds no matter where we live.