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Fukushima five years on: Haunting images show how region devastated by tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster is still slowly recovering

• <b>Earthquake and tsunami killed 18,000 people and left many unable to return to their homes in March 2011</b>• <b><br>Triple meltdown at Fukushima I nuclear power</b> …

Powerful 7.9 quake strikes off Sumatra, tsunami warning issued in Indonesia

JAKARTA: A powerful and shallow earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday, the U.S. …

CGS Tsunami Web Site

Official Tsunami Inundation Maps<p>Produced collectively by tsunami modelers, geologic hazard mapping specialists, and emergency planning scientists …

Benign climate: UN says natural disasters caused 70% fewer deaths in 2015

New United Nations data shows deaths from natural disasters declined by 70 percent in 2015 relative to the average number of deaths of the previous …

Treat wildfires like other natural disasters

More than 10 million acres of forest burned in 2015, the worst year for U.S. wildfires ever recorded. With incredibly dry conditions across the American West, fire lines were intensely hot and flames spread faster, producing some of the most dangerous conditions firefighters have ever seen.<p>In the …

Forests

Alex and Ani Partners with UNICEF to Help Children Affected by Conflict and Natural Disasters

<b>WHO:</b> ALEX AND ANI®, the eco- conscious and MADE IN AMERICA WITH LOVETM accessories brand, and UNICEF, the global humanitarian children’s organization …

NASA's Designing a Passenger Jet That'll Break The Sound Barrier WITHOUT The Boom

Test flights could begin as early as 2020.<p>NASA has commissioned engineers to design a new kind of jet that can travel faster than the speed of sound, …

The quantum source of space-time

Many physicists believe that entanglement is the essence of quantum weirdness — and some now suspect that it may also be the essence of space-time …

Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay flooding displaces 150,000

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1216000/1216415_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529653423_d8e27e6f9aa3091e6ece6ad64374d0ec<p><b>More than 150,000 people in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil have been driven from their homes by some of the worst flooding in years.</b><p>Heavy …

Argentina

Flooding 'worst in 50 years', as 150,000 flee in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1216000/1216415_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529786834_ad5a5f8da97e5098c208ecabc874e35b<p><b>Vast areas in Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil are being hit by the worst flooding in 50 years, forcing the evacuation of more than 150,000</b> …

Weather

'Catastrophic damage': Midwest flood death toll rises to 24

Obama declares state of emergency after the flooding – fueled by rain over a three-day period – has been blamed for deaths in Illinois and Missouri<p>As the Mississippi River and its tributaries retreated from historic winter levels that flooded towns, forced evacuations and killed two dozen people, …

Weather

The active Fuego volcano near Guatemala City has been spewing lava and sending ash raining down on towns in its vicinity<p>Guatemala’s Fuego Volcano has erupted in dramatic fashion, sending columns of ash 7km (4m) into the sky.<p>No evacuations were ordered due to Sunday night’s volcanic activity. But …

Geology

Let's Prepare for a Future of Natural Disasters

Don't be fooled by the possibility of success following the climate summit in Paris in December. Even if all countries make commitments that could limit global warming to 1.5 degrees this century, this will still mean profound changes to the world we know.<p>There are the slow but serious changes to …

How much do natural disasters cost the world?

Natural disasters caused a total of $1.5 trillion in damage worldwide between 2003 and 2013, according to a study by the United Nations Food and …

Disaster Risk Financing and Insurance

Natural disasters such as tropical storms, floods, earthquakes, and droughts are increasing in frequency and severity due to climate change, and can …

Australians underinsured for natural disasters that cost more than $6b a year

Meanwhile, financial resilience in the form of insurance ensures the cost of recovery doesn't become a drag on the economy following a …

Building Australia's resilience to natural disasters 2017

Deloitte Access Economics examines the impact of natural disasters on people, the environment and our communities in a series of reports for the …

The Cost Of Natural Disasters Expected To Triple In 30 Years Fuelled By Our Increasingly Expensive Assets

There is a bushfire perilously close to a community in Victoria as four of the nation's best minds in disaster preparedness and recovery meet to talk …

Tropical Cyclones

Fragility, conflict, and natural disasters – a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to resilience?

It’s a simple yet essential idea: war and disaster are linked, and these links must be examined to improve the lives of millions of people around the …

Natural disasters to cost $33b by 2050

"We need to do more to help our communities prepare for, and recover from, disasters. Sadly, the devastation of bushfires, flood and earthquakes on …

How Can We Improve Our Policy on Natural Disasters?

Disaster Citizenship: Survivors, Solidarity, and Power in the Progressive Era. (Photo: University of Illinois Press)Is there such thing as a natural …

Astronomers catch a galaxy being born, fed by a strand of cosmic web

It's not every day scientists get to watch a galaxy being born. But thanks in part to the bright light of a quasar, astronomers say they've identified a swirling disk of gas that's a galaxy in the making — as well as the strand of the universe's cosmic web that's been feeding it.<p>The protogalactic …

J.J. Abrams promises no midi-chlorians in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

It seems like<p>J.J. Abramsis further distancing "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" from the prequel trilogy. And this is a good thing.<p>In an interview with MTV news at the "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" premiere, the "Episode 7" director revealed that midi-chlorians would not referenced by anybody …

Articles about 4 modern homes el salvador on Dwell.com - Dwell

A green house near the coast of El Salvador captures the best of its naturally striking setting—filled with sunlight,...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>A metal-and-cedar home rises on farmland in East Tennessee.<p>After a devastating fire, …

Modern Seascape Cottage Nestled in Rock Escarpment Offers Relaxing Oceanviews

Nestled into a rock escarpment at the end of New Zealand's peninsula Banks sits the luxurious Annandale Seascape Cottage. Architectural firm Pattersons designed the abode as a honeymoon retreat, which offers a true getaway–it's completely secluded and only accessible via a helicopter or a cliff-top …

Straighten Your Hair Without Frying It? Engineers Are On The Case

Heated tools like flat irons can make hair waterfall straight. But there's always that worry of burning the hair, or yourself.<p>That can make hair-straightening a miserable process, as Marita Golden wrote in her essay "My Black Hair":<p>"For generations of young Black girls, the family kitchen was …

10 Winning Shots from the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

After receiving nearly 18,000 photo submissions, <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> magazine has selected the winning shots for this year’s Traveler Photo …

Gorgeous Macro Photos Detail the Beauty of Alien-Like Carnivorous Plants

Through macro photography, Joni Niemel is able to capture the minuscule beauty of things that we might normally miss. The Finnish photographer has recently turned an eye towards the carnivorous plant Drosera, which is more commonly known as a “Sundew” – a moniker referring to the droplets that …

The Moon has a big, weirdly shaped dust cloud on its surface

It changes in size when meteors pass by<p>While traipsing about the Moon during the Apollo 15 and 17 missions, NASA astronauts noticed an unexplained "horizon glow" on the lunar surface just before sunrise. The sight led them to suspect that a dust cloud might be percolating miles above them — but no …

Destiny: The Taken King's New Mayhem Mode is Totally Bonkers

After playing two matches of Destiny’s new Mayhem mode coming in the Taken King expansion in September, I can sum up my experience with one sentence: Don’t bring a gun to a super fight.<p>Mayhem is, as the name suggests, absolutely out of control. General shooter rules need not apply; Gameplay …