There are 177 items filed under disaster areas.

Eureka, Missouri

Times Beach, Missouri

This former resort community was destroyed not by the motor oil it sprayed the ground with but by the toxic waste that was added
11 Aug 2014
Villa Epecuen, Argentina

Villa Epecuen

Once swallowed by flood waters, this village has emerged as an eerie shadow of its former self
11 Jun 2014
Muynak District, Uzbekistan

Moynaq

Once a bustling fishing port, this semi-ghost town is now more than 150km away from the shore
15 May 2014
Bath Township, Michigan

Bath School Massacre Memorial

A park and memorial dedicated to the victims of the deadliest school massacre in American history
13 May 2014
Article

Scavenger Cities

by Chris White
07 May 2014
Franktown , Colorado

Castlewood Canyon Dam Ruins

The remains of the dam that unleashed a 15-foot wall of water on Denver
01 May 2014
New Orleans, Louisiana

Dixie Brewing Company

This relatively recently abandoned brewery is a tragic reminder of the continuing effects of Hurricane Katrina
26 Feb 2014
Chicago, Illinois

Bubbly Creek

This cheerfully-named branch of the Chicago River is the fetid result of years of blood, entrails, and meatpacking waste
21 Feb 2014
Assumption Parish, Louisiana

Bayou Corne Sinkhole

This sinkhole was created by a tragic industrial accident and continues to ravage the surrounding landscape
20 Feb 2014
Peshtigo, Wisconsin

Peshtigo Fire Museum

A museum devoted to the victims and the survivors of the most catastrophic fire in American history
06 Dec 2013
St. Louis, Missouri

Pruitt-Igoe's Remains

An urban forest overtakes what was the greatest failure of utopic urban housing
01 Nov 2013
Montana

Earthquake Lake

An apocalyptic seismic event creates a deadly chain reaction that ends with a 6-mile long lake developing within weeks
18 Oct 2013
Pryp'yat', Ukraine

Chernobyl's Ghost Cities

The abandoned towns left by the worst nuclear disaster of all time are filling back up with wildlife
16 Oct 2013
Malé, Maldives

Thilafushi - The "Rubbish Island"

The exorbitant price of paradise
22 Aug 2013
Sargasso Sea, Atlantic Ocean

North Atlantic Garbage Patch

The lesser-known cousin of the Great Pacific trash island
22 Aug 2013
Saint-Pierre, Martinique

The Prison Cell of Ludger Sylbaris

The cell which saved the life of Ludger Sylbaris, "the man who lived through Doomsday"
13 Aug 2013
Tacoma, Washington

Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This famous bridge twisted itself into oblivion, but not for the reason you might think
13 Aug 2013
Asbury Park, New Jersey

SS Morro Castle Monument

Memorial to the 137 lives lost on a ship fire, the whole hulk of which washed up on the Asbury Park shore
09 Aug 2013
Marshall Islands

Bikini Atoll

The birthplace of Godzilla, where hazmat suits were once more appropriate than bikinis
05 Aug 2013
Menchum, Cameroon

Lake Nyos

Deadliest lake in the world suffocated over 1,746 people in one night
30 Jul 2013
Kiribati

Nikumaroro Island

Amelia Earhart's possible place of death
24 Jul 2013
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