Cyclone Idai: Mapping Mozambique’s Catastrophic ‘Inland Ocean’
The historic tropical storm killed hundreds and left an area of more than 800 square miles covered in water.
Indonesia’s Indigenous Languages Hold the Secrets of Surviving Disaster
Introducing hard-learned local wisdom into warning efforts could save thousands of lives.
Is the World Ready for the Next Big Tsunami?
The latest disaster in Indonesia shows the need for the global system put in place in the wake of 2004’s devastating waves.
The Rohingya Have Fled One Crisis for Another
As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak.
The Earthquake to Come in Mexico
With a wave of corruption scandals sweeping out Latin American governments, is Mexico's next to fall?
Trump Cares More About Ideology Than the Victims of Hurricane Harvey
The president’s nativism deprived Texas and Louisiana of help they need from Mexico.
Watch Every Recorded Earthquake Around the World in the Last 15 Years (in Under 4 Minutes)
Every one of the world’s recorded earthquakes over the last 15 years turned into one terrifying animation.
Death Toll In Haiti Spikes As Hurricane Matthews Arrives In the U.S.
President Obama tells those in harm's way to evacuate ahead of the storm.
More People Will Die in Italy’s Next Earthquake
Why are moderate quakes still killing hundreds of people in a wealthy country? Corruption and political ineptitude.
Life After the Mud
In Indonesia, the world’s largest mud volcano has been erupting continuously for 10 years. A wealthy family's gas company may be to blame. But it’s the poor who’ve paid the price.
5 Times Obama Was About to, but Didn’t, Have a Foreign-Policy ‘Katrina Moment’
Pundits love to speculate when Obama will have his "Katrina moment." So far, they've been disappointed.
Watching Your Country Collapse from Afar
Thousands of Nepali workers in Qatar struggle to find a way to go home -- and give back -- to a country in crisis.
An Earthquake Exposes Nepal’s Political Rot
The disaster could spur urgently needed democratization. But don't hold your breath.