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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.
Scientists say thousands of Oklahoma quakes are caused by wells used to bury wastewater from oil and gas exploration, the NYT reports.
Swimming pools have been part of California's lifestyle for decades. But things are getting tougher.
What are the chances of death by a supervolcano? Robots? Nuclear war? Oxford university assesses the risks of apocalypse, FT reports.
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.
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.