Natural disaster

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The Tragic Aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan

The powerful typhoon destroyed 70 percent of the land in its path, displaced 600,000, and reduced entire cities to ruin.

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An Ingenious Home Built to Battle Tornadoes

How to design disaster-proof places where people would actually want to live.

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Good News, You're Not Paranoid! 2012 Really Was a Historically Bad Year for Weather Disasters

All in all, the U.S. suffered 11 meteorological calamities costing $1 billion or more.

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Super-Large Asteroid QE2 Approaching Earth Today; Time For Doom-Mongering!

Earthquakes! Buildings knocked over! Wrangler jeans spontaneously combusting! What will (not) happen in your city?

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This Is What the Scar From a Tornado Looks Like Through a Suburban Town

Aerial images of destruction on a stunning scale.

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The Surprising Reason Oklahoma Doesn't Have Enough Tornado Shelters

Yesterday's tornado was deadly not just because of the vagaries of the sky. It was deadly, too, because of the fickleness of the ground.

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The Pain of China's Devastating Earthquake, 5 Years Later

The Sichuan earthquake killed more than 70,000 people, and an additional 18,000 are still listed as missing.

What It Looks Like To Live Near Mexico City's Rumbling Volcano

Popocatépetl is a fire-and-smoke-belching monster that just happens to be remarkably easy on the eyes.

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Hurricane Sandy Cost New York Hundreds of Homes

The city just announced that over 200 homes will have to be demolished because of the storm, and that number could grow.