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  • The ShakeAlert system  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    John Vidale, University of Washington director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, provides insight to the wide range of applications for the ShakeAlert system, and the cost to build the system.

  • The cost of the Napa quake  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the USGS is tagging the Napa earthquake with a "red alert," which suggests losses ranging from a half a billion to one billion dollars.

  • Emergency services company helps post-quake  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports on what it takes to get businesses back up and running after an earthquake.

  • Developing earthquake warning systems  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton shows footage from surveillance cameras taken during the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that hit San Francisco's Napa region. Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Earthquake impacts wineries  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton looks at how the 6.0 magnitude earthquake is economically impacting wineries in Napa Valley.

  • Earthquake triggers Napa Valley state of emergency  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco's Napa area early Sunday. CNBC's Josh Lipton takes a first look at the destruction.

  • California's wine country rocked by quake  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports a 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco's Napa area on Sunday triggering at least 50 aftershocks so far.

  • Powerful earthquake rocks California Bay Area  Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 6:03 AM ET

    A 6.0 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco's Napa area on Sunday, in one on the most prestigious communities and home to the nation's most expensive wine country, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.

  • Tropical Storm Cristobal lashes Caribbean, killing 3 Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 5:49 AM ET

    Tropical Storm Cristobal lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf.

  • Napa region wading in wine damage from quake Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 6:05 PM ET
    An associate winemaker of Bouchaine Vineyards, surveys fallen wine barrels after a 6.0 earthquake in Napa, California August 24, 2014.

    When a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck Napa early Sunday, it caused significant damage to local businesses connected to the wine business.

  • Quake rocks California wine country, injures dozens Sunday, 24 Aug 2014 | 11:35 AM ET
    Damage from a 6.0 earthquake that hit Napa and Northern California in the early hours of Aug. 24, 2014.

    The quake damaged historic buildings, set some homes on fire and caused power outages around the picturesque town of Napa.

  • Up in smoke: California wildfire torches pot crops Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    An Air National Guard helicopter moves in to make a water drop as the Lodge Fire between Legget and Laytonville jumps the Eel River and moves upslope, Friday Aug. 8, 2014.

    Mendocino County is known for growing marijuana, most of it illegal, and a lot of it is on fire.

  • Philippines official: We are disaster ready  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:35 AM ET

    Romina Marasigan, Public Affairs Chief and Spokesperson at the Philippines Office of Civil Defense, discusses the government's response to Typhoon Rammasun.

  • Philippines responded fast to typhoon: Red Cross  Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:25 PM ET

    Lessons from Typhoon Haiyan helped the Philippines to respond faster to Typhoon Rammasun, says Richard Gordon, Chairman of the Philippine National Red Cross.

  • Typhoon ravages Japan; No deaths reported  Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 1:14 PM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera reports on the damage from Typhoon Neoguri, to Japan and the island of Okinawa.

  • California wildfire threatens wine country homes Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 8:05 AM ET
    An air tanker drops fire retardant on a ridge ahead of the advancing Rim Fire on August 22, 2013 in Groveland, California.

    A raging wildfire in rural Northern California that spread over 5 square miles and forced the evacuation of 200 homes in Napa County expanded Wednesday.

  • Floods, drought, war? It must be El Niño again Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 10:26 AM ET
    The Almaden Reservoir in San Jose, Calif., on Jan. 28, 2014.

    Experts expect the freak weather phenomenon to strike in the next few months, setting off a number of potential drawbacks globally.

  • Tornado temporarily disrupts Keystone oil flow Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:16 PM ET
    A woman walks down Black Hills Trail road in Pilger, Neb., Monday, June 16, 2014. At least one person is dead and at least 16 more are in critical condition after two massive tornadoes swept through northeast Nebraska on Monday.

    Tornadoes in Nebraska caused a power disruption that will temporarily reduce oil flow through the Keystone system, TransCanada said.

  • Super model Petra's Happy Hearts Fund  Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 7:55 AM ET
    Petra Nemcova

    "Happy Hearts Fund" is a non-profit dedicated to rebuilding schools and restoring opportunities to children after experiencing natural disasters. The fund's founder and chair Petra Nemcova, provides insight to its mission.

  • Practical reasons to plan for a zombie apocalypse Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    Even if a zombie apocalypse doesn't top your list of worries, it's a smart idea to prepare for one.