Natural Disasters

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
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
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
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

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
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
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

What You Should Know About Hurricane Irma So Far

As the powerful storm heads into the US, millions are bracing for its impact.
John Surico

Harvey Has Hit Undocumented Immigrants Worst of All

Officials have promised that undocumented people are safe at shelters. But fear is keeping some of Houston's most vulnerable residents away.
Meredith Hoffman

Fear, Flooding, Harvey and Me

How I learned to be afraid of the rain.
Michael Patrick Welch
The VICE Guide to Right Now

US Government Denies Hurricane Aid During Hurricane Preparedness Week

North Carolina received only $6 million after asking for $929 million.
Harry Cheadle

What It's Like Living Near Cotopaxi, Ecuador's Very Active Volcano

How people are preparing for potential destruction at the base of Cotopaxi, Ecuador's largest volcano.
Melissa Kitson