It's ten years now since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Trace looks ahead and wonders whether even harsher storms may cross our path.
The world's most famous explosion may well have been the most powerful volcanic eruption in history. Trace recounts the stunning force behind the blast the wiped out an entire city almost 2,000 years ago.
Shipwrecks are terrifying catastrophes, but the underwater wreckage they leave behind has odd beauty.
Smoke from two massive explosions that rocked the Chinese port city of Tianjin on Wednesday (Aug. 12) floated east over the Bohai Sea before heading south toward the Shangdong Peninsula, NASA satellite images reveal.
Sinabung rumbled back to life in 2013, driving 10,000 people so far from their homes.
Inspired by origami, pocket-sized quadcopters could be self-deployed and snap to attention in disaster areas.
A 7.3-magnitude quake has hit Nepal only two weeks after a powerful earthquake devastated the region.
Terrified residents were jolted by a 6.7-magnitude aftershock that compounded one of the worst disasters to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation.
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