Scientists don’t understand exactly how rogue waves form, but they predict these types of waves will only get bigger.
Category Archives: A Matter of Life or Death
Shark Attack Survivors Unite to Save Sharks
Imagine barely escaping a shark attack with your life and going on to become an advocate for protecting sharks. It happens more often than you’d think!
Visit this site to see stunning photographs, watch informative videos, and read all about natural disasters, including avalanches, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and wildfires.
Heard, Felt, but Barely Seen: How a Volcano Severed Tonga from the World
Read or skim the article for details about the eruption and its fallout.
Explore the different tabs on the page to learn about tornadoes and tornado safety.
Explore this site to find out how to prepare for all kinds of disasters, from drought to winter storms.
UN endorses world’s 1st malaria vaccine as ‘historic moment’
Learn about why this vaccine is so important for children in Africa.
California families relay harrowing escape from Afghanistan
Read about their experiences as they plead for the rescue of those still trapped in Afghanistan.
In pictures: Hurricane Ida devastates Gulf Coast
See images of before, during, and after the storm.
Read about what monsoons are, where they occur, and what you can do to stay safe during the season.
Global Climate Change Interactive Features
Fly along NASA satellites, go backwards and forwards in time, and so much more using these climate change interactive features available from NASA.
How Search-and-Rescue Dogs Work
Learn about how a variation on a game of “fetch” can save lives.
Masks and gloves are saving lives—and causing pollution
Clean-up volunteers and scientists question what can be done to address the increase in disposable masks and gloves littering land and oceans.
Suez Canal reopens after giant stranded ship is freed
Watch the short video and skim the article and images to find out more about what it took to get a giant container unstuck in Egypt’s Suez Canal.
What to do if you’re in the middle of a power outage
This year’s winter season has been particularly brutal for many Americans. Watch the short video and read the article that follows about best practices for surviving the cold.
Dogs ease pandemic isolation for nursing home residents
Most nursing homes haven’t been admitting visitors during the pandemic. Dogs have become a welcomed distraction to lift elderly peoples’ spirits while they remain isolated.
How the flu turns deadly
The flu is hardly a new or unusual disease. So why does it still manage to kill thousands of Americans every year, including young and otherwise healthy people?
What You Need To Know As The First COVID-19 Vaccine Heads Your Way
Skim through these questions and answers about the new COVID vaccine.
Woman describes what it was like to be the only survivor of a flight obliterated by a thunderstorm
Juliane Koepcke recounts surviving a plane crash and eleven days alone in the Peruvian jungle decades earlier.
Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta in Mexico home
Ricardo Pimentel opened his home to about 300 dogs who, otherwise, may not have survived Hurricane Delta last month.