| Mar 24, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:03 AM
The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2011 toppled buildings, upended roads and even liquefied the ground under some communities, causing them to sink. The historic city saw the soaring brick spire of the...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 7:01 PM
Natural disasters in 2012 cost insurance companies about $58 billion, making it the second-most expensive year ever in the U.S., exceeded only by 2005 when hurricanes Katrina and Rita smashed into the Gulf Coast.
Far and away the biggest factor in the...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:37 AM
One year ago, a massive earthquake killed 185 people and destroyed much of downtown Christchurch. In the year since the magnitude 6.3 quake, New Zealanders have tried to piece together their lives and rebuild, even as earthquakes continue to rock the...
| Feb 26, 2011
The level of devastation from this week's earthquake in New Zealand has some California scientists saying that the state's seismic building codes should be reevaluated to address the striking structural failures seen in Christchurch.
In New Zealand,...
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:34 PM
The devastation and loss of life in the Christchurch, New Zealand, quakes offer some sober lessons for California, earthquake experts said. The damage shows that a sharp earthquake in a highly vulnerable area can get the better of strong seismic......
| Feb 25, 2011
| 4:34 PM
In 2019 the Rose Parade will mark its 130th anniversary. It will also mark another milestone: It will be led by the first African American president of the Tournament of Roses Assn. Gerald Freeny, 50, who joined the nonprofit association......
| Mar 19, 2011
| 4:37 PM
U.S. Women’s Open champion Paula Creamer and fellow Orlando pro Karen Stupples are among 15 LPGA players who have designated Japan relief organizations for any charitable winnings they earn at this week’s Founders Cup. Song-Hee Kim, who has...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 5:45 PM
Former U.S. Senator Evan Bayh (D-Indiana) and his wife Susan were in Christchurch, New Zealand when a deadly earthquake struck Tuesday. A spokesperson with the Washington, D.C. law firm McGuireWoods LLP said the couple was attending an international...
| Feb 28, 2011
| 8:34 AM
Steve Silverman earlier this week sat at the front of his fourth-grade classroom during a reading exercise, pulled out a crumpled ball of paper and lobbed it at a student.
With their hands stretched skyward, the George Washington Elementary students...
| Mar 11, 2011
| 2:33 AM
The biggest earthquake to hit Japan since records began 140 years ago struck the northeast coast on Friday, triggering a 10-meter tsunami that swept away everything in its path, including houses, ships, cars and farm buildings on fire.
The Red Cross in...