Mar 29, 2014 — The official death toll in the mudslide that turned a community into a disaster area in Oso, Wash., holds steady. And it seems a figure about damage done by landslides is nearly 30 years out of date.
Nov 12, 2013 — As horrific as Haiyan has been, the disaster likely won't reach the same level of death and injury as the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 or Haiti's 2010 quake, disaster specialists say. Better communication systems in the disaster area are one reason why.
Sep 17, 2013 — When politicians rise to the occasion during natural disasters, they're heroes. When they don't, it's hard for them to recover.
Sep 13, 2013 — For decades, DNA has been used to identify victims of crime, even victims of war crimes. But there's no international standard for using DNA analysis for identifying bodies after a disaster. So some scholars are calling for an international group with the same reach as weapons inspectors.
Jun 3, 2013 — In response to our coverage of the tornadoes, online comments have asked, "Why put yourself in the path of such disaster?" But Oklahoma residents have their reasons for staying put.
Dec 5, 2012 — Rescuers are having trouble reaching many of those who were in the storm's path. Mud, fallen trees and downed electrical lines are in the way.
Nov 5, 2012 — Steve Inskeep is a veteran reporter of wars and disasters with an appreciation for dark humor and the absurd. But how far can you go when you are the host of one of the largest general news shows in the country? Some listeners complained about his comments during coverage of Hurricane Sandy.
Apr 29, 2011 — Natural disasters are no respecters of political parties or any of the other numerous ways humans use to separate themselves from each other. That seems to get largely ignored until calamities strike. Then, state officials who usually pan feds as intrusive welcome help from Washington.
Feb 19, 2011 — For six weeks photographer Daniel Berehulak relentlessly covered the 2010 floods in Pakistan, revealing the immense suffering endured by millions of Pakistanis.
Jan 13, 2011 — Many more people are missing, local news media report. Driving rains sent earth sliding down mountains into towns in the south-eastern part of the country.