Natural Disasters


  • Californians are in the quake zone—and uninsured Monday, 31 Mar 2014 | 11:56 AM ET
    Employee Paula Anania cleans up hair care products that were knocked off the shelf in a beauty supply store in the Encino area of Los Angeles after a 4.4 earthquake jolted the area March 17, 2014.

    As residents pick up the pieces from Friday's 5.1 quake in Southern California, most will have to pay for the damage themselves.

  • Japan earthquake: 3 years on     Tuesday, 11 Mar 2014 | 6:20 AM ET

    Seijiro Takeshita, director of Mizuho International, discusses how Japan has changed since a devastating earthquake rocked the country in March 2011.

  • No climate change impact on insurance biz: Buffett Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    The effects of climate change, "if any," have not affected the insurance market, Warren Buffett told CNBC—adding he's not calculating catastrophe probabilities differently.

  • Natural gas could be cheap for another generation Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 3:11 PM ET

    Natural gas prices are likely to stay low for the next 20 years, with a long-term annual average price of $4 to $5 per million Btu, a study says.

  • Natural gas spikes on forecast of prolonged cold Wednesday, 19 Feb 2014 | 3:22 PM ET

    Futures soared on forecasts of another polar vortex descending on North America and unusually cold temperatures in March.

  • Why taxpayers will bail out rich after next storm Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 6:49 AM ET
    A New Jersey community after Hurricane Sandy.

    FEMA has quietly moved the lines on its maps to benefit oceanfront condo buildings and million-dollar homes.

  • Japan's nuclear re-start stalled by paperwork Sunday, 9 Feb 2014 | 9:45 AM ET
    A masked protester stands in front of the gates to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station

    Hundreds of technicians and engineers are camped out in Tokyo hotels trying to revive Japan's nuclear industry.

  • Philippines growth momentum intact: StanChart     Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 9:03 PM ET

    Jeff Ng, Economist, Southeast Asia at Standard Chartered, analyses the latest gross domestic product report and the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on the Philippine economy.

  • Natural gas could be cheap for another generation Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 11:27 AM ET
    A natural gas well at a fracking site in Washington Township, Pa.

    Nat gas prices are likely to stay low for the next 20 years, with a long-term annual average price of $4 to $5 per million Btu, an IHS study says.

  • Cold snap sparks record natural gas demand Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    Natural gas demand was at an all-time high for a second day Tuesday, but prices slipped as more moderate temperatures were expected.

  • New Jersey's new storm over Sandy: Eminent domain Thursday, 26 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in Long Beach Township on April 30, 2013.

    Gov. Chris Christie recently signed an order allowing towns "to commandeer" private property needed to minimize the risk of coastal flooding. The WSJ reports.

  • 'Not concerned' about Philippines' GDP     Thursday, 28 Nov 2013 | 4:20 AM ET

    Jeff Ng, economist at Standard Chartered, expects the Philippines' fourth quarter GDP to be minimally impacted by the typhoon and says 2014 reconstruction could be accretive to the country's growth.

  • Disaster aid: When corporate goodwill goes wrong Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Relief workers prepare to transport food aid from the port in devastated areas following the recent super typhoon on November 18, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

    Corporate contributions after a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan can do more harm than good. Here are some tips.

  • EasyJet creates a man-made ash cloud     Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Ian Davies, engineering director at EasyJet, comments on the group's ash cloud test and says its "AVOID" technology could be shared to prevent a repeat of 2010 when an Icelandic volcano halted air traffic in Europe.

  • Megastorms don't care about your preparation Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Residents walk past scenes of devastation in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 13, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines.

    Reports continue to predict more devastating storms ahead like Typhoon Haiyan, but the world might not be prepared to blunt their deadly impact.

  • Typhoon death toll nears 2,000     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reports the latest headlines from Tuesday including a death toll close to 2,000 in the Philippines and a merger between US Airways and AMR.

  • Global aid to the Philippines     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 1:07 PM ET

    NBC's Ian Williams reports the estimated death toll in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan is being revised lower.

  • Super Typhoon Haiyan relief underway     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 6:01 AM ET

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports on the progress of the relief efforts in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan destroyed many houses and killed thousands.

  • Super typhoon kills thousands     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 7:46 PM ET

    Super Typhoon Haiyan destroyed 70-80 percent of structures in its path, making relief efforts more difficult. CNBC's Sri Jegarajah reports the latest from Manila.

  • NBC's Ian William reports a massive relief effort is under way in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan ripped through destroying 70-80 percent of structures in its path.