Learn how rock, wind, ice, snow, raging storms, and Earth's inner fire have transformed the planet and life on it. Watch video from inside a tornado, create your own hurricane, and see photos of tsunami devastation.
More About Natural Disasters
Ongoing Western wildfires, fueled by record-breaking temperatures and strong winds, are the worst some states have seen in a decade. See your pictures and ours of wildfires past and present.
Try your hand at taming a twister, shaping a tsunami, or establishing an earthquake with our natural disasters interactive.
Travel deep into the eye of the storm while witnessing the havoc wreaked by these storms of warm water, moist air, and converging winds.
Learn how tornadoes form ... and how to get out of their way.
A tornado with blazing innards whirled above a burning plastic-processing plant outside Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday.
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How to Feed Our Growing Planet
National Geographic explores how we can feed the growing population without overwhelming the planet in our food series.
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The Great Energy Challenge
An initiative to help you understand our current energy situation.
See how you measure up against others, and how changes at home could do tons to protect the planet.
How much does it take to keep you cool in summer?
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The World's Water
NG's new Change the Course campaign launches. When individuals pledge to use less water in their own lives, our partners carry out restoration work in the Colorado River Basin.
A special series on how grabbing water from poor people and future generations threatens global food security, environmental sustainability, and local cultures.