Latest Natural disaster Stories

2009-05-26 10:57:00

Call Homeowners' Defense Act of 2009 a critical first step in protecting American families WASHINGTON, May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nation's leading coalition of first responders, catastrophe experts, insurers and private citizens dedicated to improving the ways that America is prepared for and protected from massive natural catastrophes today praised the introduction by Florida Rep.

2008-12-17 12:20:00

According to a "death map" published on Tuesday, heat is more likely to kill an American than an earthquake, and thunderstorms are more deadly than hurricanes.

2008-10-04 18:00:11

SCIENTISTS at the University of Liverpool have tested an 'invisibility cloak' that could protect against tsunamis. City mathematicians, working with European physicists, have found that coastal defences could be made 'invisible' when water is guided through a special structure called metamaterial.

2008-05-09 16:37:54

The Myanmar cyclone. The earthquake off the coast of Japan. The Chilean volcano. Has Earth gone bonkers? Not at all. This level of natural activity is normal for Earth, scientists say.

2007-12-24 08:47:19

Three years after the devastating tsunami that destroyed coastal communities around the Indian Ocean, the exact death toll remains uncertain.

2006-07-18 04:33:03

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian responses ranged from despair to acceptance after a tsunami on Monday killed at least 256 people on Java, the latest in a line of disasters to hit the sprawling, developing nation in recent years.

2006-03-27 06:55:00

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton urged the world on Monday to invest in early warning systems to prevent the massive death and destruction seen in recent earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters.

2006-01-30 09:30:00

More frequent floods and drought, blamed by some scientists on global warming, brought a near 20 percent rise in natural disasters in 2005, researchers said on Monday.

2005-11-16 20:21:29

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The insurance regulators of California, New York, Florida and Illinois said on Wednesday they have a framework plan for a national program to provide insurance for catastrophic events, excluding acts of terrorism.

2005-10-21 08:17:35

Governments need to stop assuming that death and destruction from natural disasters are inevitable and work more closely with scientists on ways to minimize the damage, a leading scientific group said Thursday.

Word of the Day
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.