Natural Disasters

PENZANCE, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 16: Waves whipped up by Hurricane Ophelia crash over the seafront in Penzance on October 16, 2017 in Cornwall, England. Hurricane Ophelia comes exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987. Two people have been killed as the remnants of the storm hit the United Kingdom and Ireland. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Hurricane Ophelia Sheds Light On Another Climate Change Concern

The remnants of former hurricane Ophelia slammed into Ireland and the western United Kingdom on Monday, claiming at least three lives, leaving nearly 400,000 without power and further cementing the 20...
LAKE ISABELLA, CA - JUNE 24: Firefighters from Cal Fire's Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit pay close attention to the wildfire coming at every direction in Kelso Valley as the wildfire progresses east with the winds, near Lake Isabella, Calif., on June 24, 2016. (Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

7 Numbers That Help Put The Northern California Wildfires Into Perspective

Wildfires continued to engulf areas of Northern California's wine country on Tuesday as firefighters and rescue crews worked to contain them. Strong winds caused the flames to spread rapidly on Sunday...
HAYALES DE COAMO, PUERTO RICO - SEPTEMBER 24: Lizzy Alicea wipes away tear as she sees her after traveling from San Juan to check on her because she couldn't get through on the telephone after Hurricane Maria passed through the area on September 24, 2017 in Hayales de Coamo, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico experienced widespread damage after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 hurricane, passed through. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

A Week After Maria, Many Still Can't Find Loved Ones In Puerto Rico

A week after Hurricane Mariadevastated Puerto Rico, many of the millions of Americans with friends and relatives on the island still haven't heard from their loved ones. As some desperately search for...
A man canoes through the flooded streets of the San Marco historic district of Jacksonville, Florida, on September 11, 2017, after storm surge from Hurricane Irma left the area flooded. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

After The Storm: Millions Without Power, Many Displaced After Irma

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Irma slowly weakened from a hurricane into a tropical storm Monday as it traveled over northern Florida and moved into southern Georgia, displacing thousands of people, leav...