In the shadow of the volcano

It's only a matter of time before Vesuvius goes up again. So is Italy prepared for a major eruption? Far from it, reports volcanologist Bill McGuire

When the snow melts, the Earth will quake

Japan was hit by yet another earthquake this week. Could snow be to blame? By Bill McGuire

Volcanoes rule the waves

When giant volcanic landslides slip into the sea, they can create deadly "tsunami" that devastate everything in their path for thousands of miles. Bill McGuire reports

Taming Vulcan's might

Bill McGuire on the engineers who have to outguess a volcano

Warning from the dead

Bill McGuire on the lessons learned a century after the volcanic carnage in the Caribbean

A world of fire or ice?

Bill McGuire on the chilly logic at the heart of the climate debate

The phantom menace

Scientists are searching the skies for Earth destroyers - not bug-eyed aliens, but asteroids that could hit home any time soon. Is the end of the world just a stone's throw away? Bill McGuire finds out Special report: space exploration

Wave of destruction

Bill McGuire looks at the horrifying wall of water that could sweep away a coastal city and cause the greatest natural catastrophe in human history

Faith is shaken

Earthquakes are inevitable, their effects capricious, writes Bill McGuire The earthquake in Turkey: special report

Tambora: Two Centuries On

Tambora: Two Centuries On

Earthquakes are inevitable, their effects capricious, writes Bill McGuire The earthquake in Turkey: special report

Natural disaster amnesia: threats we choose to forget

Natural disaster amnesia: threats we choose to forget

Earthquakes are inevitable, their effects capricious, writes Bill McGuire The earthquake in Turkey: special report