Weather

  • January 16, 2012  

    Two years after Haiti’s devastating earthquake, politicians are still promising change and rebirth. For an assessment of the progress, delays and remaining challenges in Haiti’s recovery, Jeffrey Brown talks with Nan Buzard of the American Red Cross and Dominique Toussaint of Mobilize for Haiti. Continue reading

  • January 11, 2012    

    Fymée Diogene and Balnave Ulysee both lost legs in the 2010 earthquake. Photo by William Daniels/Handicap International. Two years ago, a devastating earthquake in Haiti killed more than 200,000 people and caused injuries that required amputations for another 4,000 people. … Continue reading

  • December 28, 2011  

    From snowstorms to floods and tornadoes, severe weather wreaked havoc across the United States this year, with 2011 marking far more extreme weather events than a typical year. Hari Sreenivasan discusses the science behind this year of extreme weather with NOAA’s Kathryn Sullivan and Weather Underground’s Jeff Masters. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011    

    An evacuation sign asks residents to leave Eagar, Ariz. as the Wallow Fire swept through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images. Between fires, twisters, hurricanes, droughts and floods, 2011 has been Mother Nature’s most continuously whopping … Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011    

    An evacuation sign asks residents to leave Eagar, Ariz. as the Wallow Fire swept through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images. Between fires, twisters, hurricanes, droughts and floods, 2011 has been Mother Nature’s most continuously whopping … Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011   BY  

    Between fires, twisters, hurricanes, droughts and floods, 2011 has been Mother Nature’s most continuously whopping year for the United States. Data released by NOAA now counts a record of 12 disasters passing the $1 billion mark in 2011 — smashing the previous record of nine such calamities in 2008. Continue reading

  • December 8, 2011    

    Kosho Sudo, a Buddhist sculpture master craftsman from Kyoto, Japan, and students carve a statue of Buddha earlier this week. The Buddha is made of pine from Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, which was hit by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. About 5,000 people have contributed to the carving of the nearly nine-foot-tall, six-foot-deep statue.
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  • December 7, 2011  

    The March earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan killed 2,000 people in the town of Minamisanriku, leaving it flattened and abandoned. Independent Television News’ Alex Thomson reported from there soon after the disaster and returned last month. Continue reading

  • November 25, 2011  

    Independent Television News’ Alex Thomson reports from Kesennuma, Japan, on one fishing port’s struggle to come back after the March earthquake and tsunami devastated the town and its fleet. Continue reading

  • November 17, 2011  

    Researchers in Japan are working to find ways to limit the most-catastrophic damage from tsunamis. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports. Continue reading