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Natural disasters took many fewer lives and inflicted less costly damage in 2014 than in an average year, according to insurer Munich Re.
Survivors and relatives of victims gather on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of Asia's 2004 tsunami that still leaves a mark in Asia.
*10 years on from Boxing Day tsunami, weaknesses remain. BANGKOK, Dec 21- In April 2012, Indonesia's Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed at least 226,000 people on Boxing Day ten years ago, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster. But if it had, the damage would have been "worse than 2004, if it was the same...
An election sweep for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this weekend looks like a safe bet, but some are betting that the consequences for Japan could be calamitous.
A nor'easter is expected to hit the I-95 corridor with a multiday event that will bring heavy rain and powerful gusts.
The parched state of California is suddenly getting drenched, NBC News reports.
Natural gas futures swung wildly before closing lower for the first time in 10 sessions, signalling a volatile winter ahead for the commodity.
The waiting is the hardest part as lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano creeps slowly through the community of Pahoa.
Think it's just tiny island nations that climate change will wash away? A UN report indicates a quarter of global GDP is at risk.
Hawaii's slow moving lava could cut off supplies and power to residents who have no choice but to leave homes, reports NBC News.
Hurricane Gonzalo struck Bermuda, knocking out most electricity as it lashed the tiny island chain with sustained winds topping 100 miles per hour.
Super Typhoon Vongfong was moving toward one of the U.S. military's largest concentrations of manpower and firepower on Kadena and Okinawa islands.
The increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather events could cost the world $421 billion yearly by 2030, the Red Cross warned.
Firefighters in California continue to battle a blaze that has destroyed or damaged homes, businesses and two churches.
Researchers say that most of the Pacific's earthquake zones are capable of generating shocks at least as strong as magnitude 9, NBC News reports.
A wildfire threatening an entire town in Northern California is just one of a dozen major blazes burning across the state. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports from Weed, Calif.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes—depending on where you live in the U.S., natural disasters can be a way of life.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle.
Jessica Altieri, Wine Channel, discusses the impact Napa, California's earthquake will have on both consumers and winemakers.
The impact of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake on Napa, California's small businesses, with CNBC's Josh Lipton.