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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin stands next to a flag on the moon on July 20, 1969.

President Nixon had this ‘Moon Disaster’ speech ready in case Apollo 11 astronauts died

President Nixon's 'In Event of Moon Disaster' remarks, prepared by speechwriter William Safire, are chilling to read.
Foxes are thriving near the abandoned Chernobyl plant.

More than 30 years after the Chernobyl disaster, no people can live in the area — but the animal population is thriving

Animals have taken over the area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. There are no humans to stand in their way.

Russia still has 10 Chernobyl-style reactors that scientists say aren’t necessarily safe

Nuclear scientists worry that the type of reactor that exploded during Chernobyl, an RBMK, could pose a safety risk in Russia.

The 9 deadliest manmade disasters in the past 50 years

Oil spills, poisonous-gas leaks, and out-of-control wildfires have caused devastating damage to the environment and those who live in it.

9 man-made disasters that had a big impact on our world

From nuclear explosions to oil spills, these are some ecological disasters that changed our world forever.
Bill Gates speaks in New York City.

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and other influential billionaires are investing in these 6 companies to prevent a worst-case climate scenario

Bill Gates is determined to save our planet from the worst-case scenario of floods, hurricanes, and drought.

California’s wine country is facing its worst flood since 1995. Photos show some areas under 8 feet of water.

Sonoma County's Russian River crested to 45 feet on Wednesday — the highest it's been since 1995. It flooded nearby towns, forcing evacuations.
A satellite view of Paradise, California, on November 8, 2018.

Satellite photos of the California wildfires reveal their incredible destruction from space

NASA and commercial satellites are photographing the Camp, Hill, and Woolsey wildfires from space. New satellite images show the unfolding disasters.
A worker checks the fans on miners, at the cryptocurrency farming operation, Bitfarms, in Farnham, Quebec, Canada.

Bitcoin trading uses so much power that it could push global temperatures up past a threshold that yields deadly consequences

The bitcoin industry could push global temperatures past a 2 degree Celsius rise in less than two decades.
Ellicott City, Maryland, was hit with a devastating flash flood on Sunday.

Videos show devastating flash flood in Baltimore suburb

The Baltimore suburb of Ellicott City, Maryland, was placed under a state of emergency on Sunday as flash floods inundated streets with several feet of water.