In Marysville, Ind., resident are faced with a stark choice. Rebuild, though no one knows who will pay for it, or abandon the town and start a new life somewhere else. It's a decision that's played out before and continues to play out in small towns practically wiped from the map by violent tornadoes.
More than four dozen people died in early-season tornadic storms last week. Now it's left to communities to bury the dead, console the survivors and pick up the pieces as they try to move forward.
As Japan approaches the first anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that rattled the island nation and very nearly caused a complete and total meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, work continue on defueling, decommissioning and dismantling the damaged power station.
Around the Midwest, cities are burying their dead and picking up the pieces after a series of tornadoes moved through late Tuesday and early Wednesday, at least a dozen people are dead in an area stretching from Kansas to Illinois, victims of winter-time tornadoes.
A new independent report from Japan details just how close that country came to a "devil's chain reaction" of nuclear plant after nuclear plant melting down and sending a plume of radiation over the city of Tokyo and its 30 million inhabitants.
In the days after the Fukushima Daiichi plant was ravaged by an earthquake and tsunami, causing its reactors and spent fuel rods to overheat, catch fire, cause explosions and leak radiation, thousands of Japanese were evacuated from their homes. Now, more than a year later, they're still wondering when they'll get to go home.
The Costa Concordia ran aground over the weekend, killing 11 and leaving about two dozen still missing with hope quickly fading that they'll be found alive. Meanwhile, U.S. officials are seeking to reassure domestic cruise passengers.
If all goes as planned, the massive closure of European air space that happened when a volcano on Iceland erupted for days in 2010 won't have to happen again, if research on an ash detection system leads to new technology to route planes around trouble spots.
Italian officials say 11 people are dead and 24 people remain unaccounted for as rescuers comb the wreckage of the Costa Concordia, the cruise ship that floundered and sank off the coast of Italy this weekend.
As Aceh recovers from the devastating 2004 tsunami and earthquake, the Indonesian province is turning to its unique cultural heritage, rooted in its brand of Islam, to build from.