The earthquake that rocked Turkey over the weekend has killed hundreds, left thousands homeless and has rescue workers digging through rubble looking for survivors.
A magnitude 7.2 earthquake was reported near the Turkish-Iranian border Sunday afternoon Turkish time. The death toll is expected to rise into the hundreds or thousands.
The earthquake that caused $20 billion in damage to Christchurch in February, and a series of aftershocks, destroyed a landmark cathedral. In it's place, temporarily, officials are looking to build one of cardboard.
Bad land-use, urban sprawl and cost-cutting measures by utilities leave US vulnerable to destruction caused by Hurricane Irene and other recent natural disasters.
Political wrangling and budget problems could hurt the Federal Emergency Management Agency's ability to help victims of disasters like Hurricane Irene.
The storm left neighborhoods, towns and cities flooded along the eastern seaboard, with Philadelphia one of the worst hit.
Food security experts were reluctant to use the famine label for East Africa's food crisis, but the U.N. has declared famine in parts of Somalia.
Scientists have discovered that sunflowers can pull radioactive contaminants out of the soil, and researchers cleaning up the Fukushima site in Japan are putting the flowers to the test.
Around 10 million people in East Africa in dire need of food -- those who show up at refugee camps face harrowing circumstances.
UN Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti, Dr. Paul Farmer, talks about how non-profits can help Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake.