Thirty-three years ago, a series of explosions destroyed Chernobyl’s reactor No. 4, starting a blaze that burned for 10 days and sent a plume of radiation around the world—and that was just the beginning of the disaster.
Images of some of the cities and towns affected by this record-breaking tornado outbreak over the past 13 days
Investigators and photographers were able to get a first look at the damaged interior.
A massive fire burned through the roof of one of Europe’s most visited historic landmarks today.
Last week, one of the most devastating storms to hit Africa in decades killed more than 750 people and destroyed thousands of structures, roads, and farms.
Snowmelt and last week’s “bomb cyclone” have overwhelmed rivers in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and neighboring states, causing widespread flooding that has broken dozens of records and cost at least three lives.
On March 3, a monster of a tornado left a path of destruction more than 20 miles long in Lee County, Alabama.
Efforts to find remaining survivors have ramped up in Brumadinho, Brazil, four days after the collapse of a dam released a torrent of sludgy iron-ore waste, killing dozens.
At least 222 people have reportedly been killed along Indonesia’s Sunda Strait by a tsunami, likely triggered by an eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano.
Images of the pets, working animals, and wildlife that have become victims, evacuees, rescuers, and comforters after California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire
The Woolsey Fire and the nearby Hill Fire have forced the evacuation of nearly 250,000 residents from their homes near the Pacific Coast in California’s Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.
Within 24 hours, the Camp Fire has burned more than 20,000 acres, and has virtually destroyed the town of Paradise.
Recent photographs from Mexico Beach, Panama City, and neighboring Florida towns, as the full extent of the damage wrought by Hurricane Michael becomes clearer.
Michael is the strongest storm to hit Florida in 80 years, and the most powerful to ever strike its panhandle region.
As time passes, the scale of the disaster is becoming clearer. Rescuers and aid supplies are finally reaching some of the more inaccessible and devastated areas near Palu.
On September 28, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island, triggering a localized tsunami, killing hundreds.
Dogs, cats, and other animals that were left behind, or caught in the storm, are being rescued and cared for by owners, neighbors, and first responders.
Images of the immediate effects of the monster storm in the Philippines, Hong Kong, and parts of southeastern China
Even though Florence has been downgraded to a tropical depression, much more rainfall and flooding have been predicted for already hard-hit regions.
More than a million people are under evacuation orders as Hurricane Florence slowly approaches the coast of North and South Carolina.
Yesterday, the most powerful typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years tore through the western part of the country with heavy rain and violent winds.
Photos from the scene of a fire that burned through the 200-year-old National Museum of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, destroying countless artifacts.
A year ago this weekend, Hurricane Harvey, one of the costliest tropical cyclones in history, roared into Texas and Louisiana.
India’s southern state of Kerala is suffering its worst flooding in a century, with more than one million people displaced, and more than 400 reported deaths in the past two weeks.
Scenes from above and below the water of the artistic swimmers at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in South Korea
Images of some of the training, preparation, and daily life that occupied the Apollo 11 astronauts and their NASA support team in the months leading up to launch day
Hot birds in France, the Festival of the Trays in Portugal, kid “muggers” in Washington State, earthquake damage in California, a Melania Trump monument in Slovenia, bull festivals in Spain, and much more
The annual Fiesta de San Fermín, including the famous Running of the Bulls, began in Spain this week.