Sunrise at Yellowstone Lake

Sunrise at Yellowstone Lake

Sunrise through steam from thermal features along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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Residents “fighting for their lives” after record rainfall in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas

Residents "fighting for their lives" after record rainfall in Beaumont and Port Arthur, Texas

The Texas cities of Beaumont and Port Arthur were watery wastelands Wednesday after they felt the wrath of Harvey. The storm that inundated Houston swamped the cities with a record 30 inches of rainfall, unleashed flash flooding that police said claimed two lives in Beaumont and forced hundreds of residents to flee to local shelters.

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The real cause of natural disasters might surprise you.

The real cause of natural disasters might surprise you.

Man-made disasters, the kinds that are caused by a lack of preparedness, willful ignorance, corruption, and normalcy bias, are very common. They happen every day. There’s nothing “natural” about corruption and mismanagement. That’s what’s really responsible for most disasters.

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Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless

At least 1,200 people have been killed and millions have been left homeless following devastating floods that have hit India, Bangladesh and Nepal, in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years. International aid agencies said thousands of villages have been cut off by flooding with people being deprived of food and clean water for days.

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