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Hurricanes are the most powerful storms known to man. Find out when hurricane season peaks, how the storms form, and the surprising role they play in the larger global ecosystem.
Kathryn Schulz, The New Yorker journalist whose article on an impending mega-earthquake in the Northwest went viral last summer, has won a Pulitzer in feature writing for the piece.
The Pulitzer website says Schulz won the award for "an elegant scientific narrative of the rupturing of the Cascadia fault line, a masterwork of environmental reporting and writing."
Tyler Perry, JJ Watt and Hilary Duff are the latest celebrities speaking out after Hurricane Harvey rampaged through the coastal area of Texas, leaving thousands displaced and dozens more dead.
“I don’t look at it like I deserve the credit,’’ said Watt, who in February was named recipient of the NFL’s Walter Payton of the Year Award that honors a player’s volunteer and charity work. “I look at it like those 200,000 people deserve the credit.”
Earthquakes are unpredictable and can strike with enough force to bring buildings down. Find out what causes earthquakes, why they're so deadly, and what's being done to help buildings sustain their hits.
Beyonce is doing more than just donating money to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Despite having newborn twin babies at home, Bey flew to Houston to lend a helping hand.
"Stay strong Houston and hold onto faith," Johnson captioned the video. "Me and my family know what you're going thru. We survived the eye of Andrew and became stronger - so will you. All my love and strength. "
“So, I started to think, I said, ‘I have this incredible platform, all this social media, all these followers. Let’s see if I can raise a little bit of money to help these people out.
Proceeds from the one-hour telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas, The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) and the Rebuild Texas Fund through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief Inc.
Tornadoes, nearly three-quarters of which occur within the U.S., are unpredictable and can cause massive damage. New tools and data are helping scientists learn more about when they might form and what paths they might take.
The flooding has killed at least three people and caused at least $3 billion in damages so far. Rising water levels have breached levees along the Missouri River and forced several towns to evacuate. In southern Minnesota, flood impacts are expected increase substantially for the next three days, according to MPR News. In Nebraska alone, the flooding has already caused more than $1 billion in damages, with more than 2,000 homes and 340 businesses lost.