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    Pictures: Extremely Wild Weather

    Volcano Lightning, Landslides, Tornadoes, and More

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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

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    Pictures: Wildfire Season

    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.

  • This tornado was captured in NW Iowa on one of my "Twister Sisters" storm chasing adventures with Peggy Willenberg.

    Game: Forces of Nature

    Try your hand at taming a twister, shaping a tsunami, or establishing an earthquake with our natural disasters interactive.

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    Hurricane Photos

    Travel deep into the eye of the storm while witnessing the havoc wreaked by these storms of warm water, moist air, and converging winds.

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    Tornadoes 101

    Learn how tornadoes form ... and how to get out of their way.

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    Fire Tornado Caught on Camera

    A tornado with blazing innards whirled above a burning plastic-processing plant outside Budapest, Hungary, on Tuesday.

How to Feed Our Growing Planet

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    Feed the World

    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

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    What Is It?

    An initiative to help you understand our current energy situation.

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    Personal Energy Meter

    See how you measure up against others, and how changes at home could do tons to protect the planet.

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    Quiz: What You Don't Know About Energy

    How much does it take to keep you cool in summer?

Step Up to the Challenge »

The World's Water

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    Help Save the Colorado River

    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.

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    Water Grabbers: A Global Rush on Freshwater

    A special series on how grabbing water from poor people and future generations threatens global food security, environmental sustainability, and local cultures.

Learn More About Freshwater »