Hurricane Irma death toll rises to 72 in Florida

Hurricane Irma killed 72 people in Florida when it battered the southern state on September 10, according to an updated death toll that includes figures from individual counties.

Record-tying Oklahoma earthquake felt as far away as Arizona

A record-tying earthquake in the edge of Oklahoma's key energy-producing areas rattled the Midwest from Nebraska to North Texas on Saturday, and likely will bring fresh attention to the practice of disposing oil and gas field ...

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least ...

Governments urged to engage social media in disasters

As Australia braces for another season of summer natural disasters, leading social media researchers are calling for governments to better coordinate their crisis communications.

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