The Most Deadly American Landslide Was Strangely Normal

The landslide in March of this year that buried the community of Oso, Washington killed 43 people. That makes it the deadliest landslide in American history, and yet it happened in almost totally unremarkable circumstances. So, what happened and can we do to reduce the risk of future landslides? » 7/23/14 6:10pm Wednesday 6:10pm

Natural Disasters Are the Hottest New Trend in Wedding Photography

First it was wildfire, then tornadoes. What will be the next crossover photo shoot between natural disasters and weddings? Not every disaster will work: this is my analysis of which disasters are best suited to join the growing genre of natural disaster wedding photography. » 7/07/14 8:41pm 7/07/14 8:41pm

Holy Crap -- These Engineers Are Fighting Bushfires with Explosives

Bushfires are one of the most deadly and destructive natural disasters in Australia — they can move at incredible speeds and wipe out a town in minutes. Now a team of engineers believe that they can fight these fires by blasting them with explosive force. In this video, you can see how it works. » 5/21/14 1:50pm 5/21/14 1:50pm

Here's Why This Year's Cold Winter Doesn't "Disprove" Climate Change

The latest scientific report on the state of climate change spells out a warmer, doom-filled future, yet for many, this has been the coldest winter in recent memory. Unfortunately, weather isn't climate, and a regional cold winter isn't a counter-argument to decades of data. » 4/07/14 4:30pm 4/07/14 4:30pm