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False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System

False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System

A test of the national Emergency Alert System in Washington in 2011. The Federal Communications Commission made the Wireless Emergency Alerts system operational the following year.
False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System

False Missile Warning in Hawaii Adds to Scrutiny of Emergency Alert System

A test of the national Emergency Alert System in Washington in 2011. The Federal Communications Commission made the Wireless Emergency Alerts system operational the following year.
Watching a Ridge Slide in Slow Motion, a Town Braces for Disaster

Watching a Ridge Slide in Slow Motion, a Town Braces for Disaster

Geologists are closely watching a fissure on Rattlesnake Ridge outside Union Gap, Wash., because of the danger that a large part of the mountainside will break loose and cascade down. Stephen
Watching a Ridge Slide in Slow Motion, a Town Braces for Disaster

Watching a Ridge Slide in Slow Motion, a Town Braces for Disaster

Geologists are closely watching a fissure on Rattlesnake Ridge outside Union Gap, Wash., because of the danger that a large part of the mountainside will break loose and cascade down. Stephen
Hawaii Missile Alert Wasn’t Accidental, Officials Say, Blaming Worker

Hawaii Missile Alert Wasn’t Accidental, Officials Say, Blaming Worker

A sign in Honolulu that corrected a false alert about an incoming ballistic missile on Jan. 13.
Hawaii Missile Alert Wasn’t Accidental, Officials Say, Blaming Worker

Hawaii Missile Alert Wasn’t Accidental, Officials Say, Blaming Worker

A sign in Honolulu that corrected a false alert about an incoming ballistic missile on Jan. 13.
Hawaii Missile Alert Wasn’t Accidental, Officials Say, Blaming Worker

Hawaii Missile Alert Wasn’t Accidental, Officials Say, Blaming Worker

A sign in Honolulu that corrected a false alert about an incoming ballistic missile on Jan. 13.

Several Dead After Bridge Collapse, Officials Say

The pedestrian bridge at Florida International University in Miami had been installed days earlier and was still under construction when it fell onto a road.
Opinion: America’s Deathtrap Schools

Opinion: America’s Deathtrap Schools

Demonstrators at the Oklahoma state Capitol on April 4, the third day of a statewide walkout by school workers.
It’s Not Just Hawaii: The U.S. Has 169 Volcanoes That Could Erupt

It’s Not Just Hawaii: The U.S. Has 169 Volcanoes That Could Erupt

A plume of volcanic ash rose above the island of Hawaii on May 4. The long-running eruption of the Kilauea volcano, one of the most active in the United States, has destroyed houses and forced
It’s Not Just Hawaii: The U.S. Has 169 Volcanoes That Could Erupt

It’s Not Just Hawaii: The U.S. Has 169 Volcanoes That Could Erupt

A plume of volcanic ash rose above the island of Hawaii on May 4. The long-running eruption of the Kilauea volcano, one of the most active in the United States, has destroyed houses and forced
Hawaii’s Volcanic Ghost Town: Doors Left Ajar in Homes Engulfed by Lava

Hawaii’s Volcanic Ghost Town: Doors Left Ajar in Homes Engulfed by Lava

Many residents have been evacuated as lava flows from Kilauea volcano have approached their homes near Pahoa, Hawaii.
Hawaii’s Volcanic Ghost Town: Doors Left Ajar in Homes Engulfed by Lava

Hawaii’s Volcanic Ghost Town: Doors Left Ajar in Homes Engulfed by Lava

Many residents have been evacuated as lava flows from Kilauea volcano have approached their homes near Pahoa, Hawaii.
If War Comes? Stock Up on Tortillas and Wet Wipes, Sweden Suggests

If War Comes? Stock Up on Tortillas and Wet Wipes, Sweden Suggests

Christina Andersson and Dan Eliasson of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency presented the brochure “If Crisis or War Comes” in Stockholm on Monday.
Signs of the Apocalypse at the Hammer Museum

Signs of the Apocalypse at the Hammer Museum

At the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the artist MPA stands between her works “Eye” (2018) and, right, “Sunglasses (Left)” (2018), part of the museum’s “Made in L.A.” biennial.
Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

A police officer running to escape pyroclastic flow emanating from the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, which has killed at least 100 people so far. While not as vivid as the eruptions in Hawaii, the hot
Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

A police officer running to escape pyroclastic flow emanating from the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, which has killed at least 100 people so far. While not as vivid as the eruptions in Hawaii, the hot
Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

Why Guatemala’s Volcano Has Been More Deadly Than Hawaii’s

A police officer running to escape pyroclastic flow emanating from the Fuego volcano in Guatemala, which has killed at least 100 people so far. While not as vivid as the eruptions in Hawaii, the hot