Wild Summer 2018

Tracking the storms, fires, floods, earthquakes and recoveries for the 2018 summer season.

‘Hyperalarming’ study shows massive insect loss

Insects are vanishing even in a pristine tropical forest, and an ecologist calls this "one of the most disturbing articles I have ever read.”

In 2014, an international team of biologists estimated that, in the past 35 years, the abundance of invertebrates such as beetles and bees had dec…

"Monstrous" Hurricane Michael eyeing Florida's Gulf Coast

MIAMI -- Michael gained new strength over warm tropical waters amid a forecast that it would swiftly intensify into a major hurricane before striking Florida's northeast Gulf Coast, where frantic coastal residents were boarding up homes and seeking evacuation routes away from the dangerous stor…

Indonesia tsunami: Tears and hope amid the rubble as aid arrives

Palu, Indonesia (CNN)The ground was still shaking when Martinus Hamaele entered the shattered ruins of the Mercure Hotel, a five-storey building on the Palu coast, shortly after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the city on Friday.

Screams and cries for help led him to six diff…

Huge surge in Indonesia quake toll

At least 832 people were killed in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the national disaster agency says.

Many people were reported trapped in the rubble of buildings that collapsed in Friday's 7.5-magnitude earthquake, agency spokesman Suto…

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