disaster

disaster

New Estimate Puts Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll at Nearly 5,000

The official number still sits at 64, but new research shows the number may be more than 70 times higher.
Sophie Kleeman
5.29.18
Radioactive Dogs

Please Do Not Pet the Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl

Fallout dogs IRL.
Becky Ferreira
9.21.17
hurricane irma

Floridians Are Coping With Irma Using Memes and Fake Facebook Events

The authors of the pages say they’re just trying to make the best of a bad situation.
Steven Wright
9.8.17
fyre festival

Company Behind Disastrous Fyre Festival Warned Staff Not to Come

The festival is now a scene from 'Lord of the Flies.'
Jordan Pearson
4.28.17
nasa

The White House Plan to Defend Against Killer Asteroids Is Here

In one of its final acts, the Obama Administration released a report outlining how federal agencies should prepare for an 'Armageddon'-sized impact.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.5.17
APOCALYPSE

How the World Falls Apart

Not all at once but in millions of cataclysms small and large that strike somewhere everyday.
Paul Cox and Stan Cox
8.2.16
columns

Canned Food, Doomsday Fears, and the Y2K Hoarding Disaster That Didn't Happen

The Y2K bug got the public more familiar with the survivalist lifestyle than ever. However, despite all the soothsayers warning the public to stock up for armageddon, the public didn’t take the bait.
Ernie Smith
7.21.16
Twitter

Can Social Media Predict Disaster Damage Better than Relief Agencies?

The social media service can be a boon to relief agencies when fast action is crucial, study finds.
Daniel Oberhaus
3.12.16
After the Big One

Fuel to the Fire

It's 8 hours after a crippling mega-quake has hit the United States. The residents of Portland are finally fighting back, but fires, fuel shortages, and chaos reign. Part 3 of 5.
Adam Rothstein
3.3.16
studies

New Imagery Reveals That Mount St. Helens Is Sitting Atop a Small Sea of Magma

Evidence for a Pacific-Northwest supervolcano?
Michael Byrne
11.9.15
politics

​Why You Really Should Be Afraid of the Zombie Apocalypse

Zombie apocalypse logic is eroding faith in our institutions and our fellow humans.
Brian Merchant
3.31.15
Photos

A Stark Photo Series of the Aftermath of Japan's Tōhoku Earthquake

German photographer Hans-Christian Schink is now showing his series, shot a year after the devastating disaster.
Nadja Sayej
6.27.14