Inundated by Hurricane Harvey, huge swaths of Texas are underwater and Houston, the fourth largest city in the U.S., has been virtually paralyzed. About 30 inches of rain has fall already, with 20 more inches possible. Special correspondent Christopher Booker…
By Mark Fischetti, Scientific American
A meteorologist explains the science behind why Hurricane Harvey produced so much rain, got stuck over Texas and reversed direction.
By Larisa Epatko
Updated: As the remnants of Harvey headed north and floodwaters in Houston began to recede, attention turned toward assessing the damages and the lengthy rebuilding process for one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history.
By PBS NewsHour
“Hell or High Water,” a report published last year by ProPublica and the Texas Tribune, says that officials in Houston failed to adequately heed a warning from a hurricane that nine years ago caused $30 billion in damage. Texas Tribune…
By Michael D. Regan
At least five people have been killed in Texas from Hurricane Harvey as rising waters caused by heavy rains continued to grip parts of the state on Sunday, trapping thousands of residents in their homes and causing at least one…
By Associated Press
Immigration officials began deportation proceedings this week against a Houston-area father of two who says he had lived for years in the U.S. under a protected status given to some immigrants.
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Monday, Arcan Cetin, the suspect in Saturday’s mall attack in Washington state, made a confession and has been charged with premeditated murder after allegedly gunning down five. Also, a man opened fire at a strip mall…
By Kenya Downs
A man who opened fire in the parking lot of a strip mall in Houston early Monday -- injuring nine -- was killed following a shootout with police.
By Nomaan Merchant, Associated Press
Tropical disease specialists are most concerned about impoverished urban areas along the Gulf Coast, where the numbers of the mosquito that spreads Zika are expected to spike.
By Carrie Feibel, Houston Public Media
Mosquito control is serious business in Harris County, Texas. The county, which includes Houston, stretches across 1,777 square miles and is the third most populous county in the U.S. The area’s warm, muggy climate and snaking system of bayous provide…
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