Natural Disasters

climate change

This Is Why California Will Keep Burning

One massive utility company is responsible for many of the wildfires and dozens of deaths. Can we make our infrastructure stop killing us?
Susie Cagle
4.17.19
climate change

The $1 Trillion Storm: How a Single Hurricane Could Rupture the World Economy

Climate change and a potentially vulnerable insurance market could combine in a disaster that starts in South Florida but hits the entire globe.
Geoff Dembicki
3.4.19
climate change

The Next Financial Crisis Could Be Caused by Climate Change

After wildfires bankrupted a major utility, there's concerns that more severe natural disasters will lead to economic devastation.
Geoff Dembicki
1.28.19
Pizza

This 40-Pound Pizza Burger Thing Is The Best/Grossest Way to Donate $2,000 to Hurricane Victims

“Everybody said I was crazy, I was out of my mind, how are you going to cook it? How are you going to put it all together?”
Jelisa Castrodale
10.16.18
palu earthquake

The Horror of Watching Your Home Get Swallowed by Liquid Earth

“My son is still traumatised. He asked me, 'Can I sleep with my eyes open? I’m afraid there will be another earthquake.'"
Iqbal Lubis
10.4.18
Lombok Earthquake

Teams Are Searching the Rubble of Lombok By Hand to Find Survivors

We went into the hardest hit part of the island and found search and rescue teams working tirelessly by hand to save people trapped beneath the ruins.
Akhyar M Nur
8.7.18
Puerto Rico

Nine Months After Hurricane Maria, Congress Isn't Doing Much to Help

Advocates are demanding investigations, accountability and relief money, but little seems to be forthcoming.
Mark Hay
6.18.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Hawaii's Destructive Volcano Just Shattered a Man's Leg with Spattering Lava

Residents are being airlifted from their homes as the eruption grows even more catastrophic.
Drew Schwartz
5.21.18
earthquakes

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.
Jennifer Swann
4.6.18
California

A 'Boiling River of Wine' Flows Out of the Napa Wildfire Devastation

The owner of one winery destroyed by the fires shared a video of the strange phenomenon with MUNCHIES.
Nick Rose
10.13.17
Natural Disasters

Why California's Wildfires, Like Everything Else, Keep Getting Worse

This season's fires are already uniquely deadly and devastating, and the trend-lines do not look good.
Lauren Lee White
10.11.17
Donald Trump

A Guide to the Stupid, Nasty Things Trump Has Said About Puerto Rico

"I think it's now acknowledged what a great job we've done, and people are looking at that."
Eve Peyser
10.4.17
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