There are 182 items filed under disaster areas.

Gerlach, Nevada

Fly Geyser

A collision of human error and natural geothermal pressure created this rainbow-colored geologic wonder
22 Nov 2014
F-3 P-2, India

The Skeleton Lake of Roopkund, India

A lake with hundreds of ancient skeletons surrounding it. The surprise is what killed them…
22 Nov 2014
Managua, Nicaragua

La Chureca

The largest garbage dump in all of Central America is home to a tragic community that make their living from the refuse
28 Aug 2014
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
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