October 7, 2014
Japan Self Defense soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations on September 28, 2014. (Reuters/Kyodo)

Japan Self Defense soldiers and firefighters conduct rescue operations on September 28, 2014. (Reuters/Kyodo)

September 11, 2014
A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu, Kashmir Valley, on September 6, 2014
Mukesh Gupta

A temple stands amid the waters of the overflowing river Tawi during heavy rains in Jammu, Kashmir Valley, on September 6, 2014

Mukesh Gupta

May 5, 2014
'An aerial view shows the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700.' Wakil Kohsar

'An aerial view shows the site of Friday's landslide that buried Abi Barik village in Badakhshan province, northeastern Afghanistan, on May 5, 2014. Afghan officials said they plan to build new houses for hundreds of families made homeless by a landslide that entombed a northeastern village and killed at least 300 people, perhaps as many as 2,700.' Wakil Kohsar

September 16, 2013
Colorado Flooding 2013
Colorado Heli-Ops, Dennis Pierce

Colorado Flooding 2013

Colorado Heli-Ops, Dennis Pierce

September 16, 2013
Colorado Flooding 2013
John Wark 

Colorado Flooding 2013

John Wark 

September 16, 2013
Colorado Flooding 2013
John Wark 

Colorado Flooding 2013

John Wark 

September 6, 2013
'An aerial picture shows the view of Minxian after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the county in Gansu province, on July 22, 2013’

'An aerial picture shows the view of Minxian after a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the county in Gansu province, on July 22, 2013

June 11, 2013
Fires in Lake Hughes California 2013 by David McNew

Fires in Lake Hughes California 2013 by David McNew

June 7, 2013
Flooding Across Central Europe
'Aerial view of the Elbe River that has flooded fields next to the city of Elster, Germany, on June 5, 2013.' Patrick Pleul

Flooding Across Central Europe

'Aerial view of the Elbe River that has flooded fields next to the city of Elster, Germany, on June 5, 2013.' Patrick Pleul

June 7, 2013
Flooding Across Central Europe
'Shipping containers, partly immersed in water at the flooded harbor in Riesa in the federal state of Saxony after the Elbe River broke through its banks, on June 5, 2013.' Thomas Peter

Flooding Across Central Europe

'Shipping containers, partly immersed in water at the flooded harbor in Riesa in the federal state of Saxony after the Elbe River broke through its banks, on June 5, 2013.' Thomas Peter

June 7, 2013
Flooding Across Central Europe ‘Emergency crews pump water at a dam along the flooded Danube River near the village of Deggendorf, Germany, on June 6, 2013’ Christof Stache

Flooding Across Central Europe
‘Emergency crews pump water at a dam along the flooded Danube River near the village of Deggendorf, Germany, on June 6, 2013’
Christof Stache

April 3, 2013
Terrible things that are somehow rather beautiful 

Terrible things that are somehow rather beautiful 

December 10, 2012
Damaged banana plantation, Montevista township, Compostela Valley, on December 8, 2012.
AP Photo/Bullit Marquez Typhoon Bopha

Damaged banana plantation, Montevista township, Compostela Valley, on December 8, 2012.

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez Typhoon Bopha

December 10, 2012
Debris made up toppled trees and crops in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha in the southern Philippines, on December 7, 2012.
(Reuters/Jay Morales/Malacanang Photo Bureau/Handout)

Debris made up toppled trees and crops in the aftermath of Typhoon Bopha in the southern Philippines, on December 7, 2012.

(Reuters/Jay Morales/Malacanang Photo Bureau/Handout)

December 10, 2012
Coconut trees knocked down by Typhoon Bopha in the coastal town of Boston, Davao Oriental in southern Philippines, on December 10, 2012
Erik De Castro: Typhoon Bopha

Coconut trees knocked down by Typhoon Bopha in the coastal town of Boston, Davao Oriental in southern Philippines, on December 10, 2012

Erik De Castro: Typhoon Bopha