disaster

4.16.18

I Tried Answering the Top Googled Question: ‘Why Are We Still Here?’

It's the word "still" that makes it poignant.

3.29.18

No-Go Zone: Life as a Freelance War Photographer

Australia's Luke Cody explains how he manages fear and stays alive.

3.7.18

This Is What Will Happen When London Runs Out of Water

This summer, Cape Town will become the first major urban centre to run out of water. If that happens to London, here's what to expect.

11.10.17

How to Build a Fallout Shelter Using Nothing but IKEA Furniture

"Obviously, real wood would be better. But that's better than nothing," an expert in disaster preparedness told me.

9.27.17

Trump's Response to Puerto Rico Is Shameful

FEMA is delivering aid, and Trump has promised to visit. But as you might expect, the president is making a horrible situation worse with bizarre, defensive statements.

8.29.17

'We Lost Everything': Firsthand Accounts of Harvey's Wrath in Texas

This is what it's like to be at the centre of one of the worst rainstorms in US history.

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7.28.17

Yemeni Children Are Trapped In 'Worst Humanitarian Disaster In Modern History'

The country is struggling through war, famine, and cholera.

7.23.17

Wedding DJs Describe the Worst Speeches They've Ever Heard

"The crowd was deathly silent, broken only by the occasional 'oh my god.'"

3.4.17

How a Mining Disaster Devastated an Indigenous Group in Brazil

The toxic spill that contaminated the Rio Doce river continues to affect the Krenak people.

11.1.16

'I Spent 23 Hours Under the Debris': We Spoke to Three Italian Earthquake Survivors

We asked three people who survived some of the worst earthquakes in recent Italian history to recall what it was like to be at the mercy of Mother Earth.

9.28.16

Prop Artist Tricks Tourists with Multimedia Mollusk Monument

Staten Island gets a memorial for the giant octopus who ate the Ferry.

6.3.16

Europe's Biggest Disaster Training Exercise

In the first episode of our new series exploring the world's strangest day trips, Gavin Haynes joins the British emergency services as they dramatise a large-scale catastrophe.

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