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Before this earthquake, the highest number of deaths on a single day on Everest was 16.
Sunrise Farms in Iowa has to destroy and dispose of 3.8 million birds. It's no small task.
California's drought has given it bone-dry grasses and an accumulation of combustible, dead trees. Now comes wildfire season.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has won a competition to desalinate unusable water and make it drinkable for humans and crops.
California's cotton crop is hurting, and that could become a problem for an industry the state dominates: high-end apparel manufacturing.
The temperature in Matt Patrick's office can rise to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit. Patrick is a geologist at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Petra Nemcova, supermodel and founder of the Happy Hearts Fund, says travel and tourism is a powerful engine for the long-term recovery for countries that are affected by natural disasters.
If a 100-year hurricane event were to hit downtown Miami, it would cause $250 billion in insured losses today, thanks to soaring property values.
Santa Barbara Water Resources Manager Joshua Haggmark talks about why the city wants to tap the Pacific for drinking water.
Swimming pools have been part of California's lifestyle for decades. But things are getting tougher.
States are trying to lure California's dairies away with the promise of ample water, a stable feed supply and abundant land.
The storm that hit the East Coast last week underwent "bombogenesis," and forecasters say it could happen again to Winter Storm Juno.
The chief of California's state-run earthquake insurance agency says residents there have no financial protection if a big quake hits.
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.