Three massive hurricanes, severe storms and wildfires across the U.S. caused more than $306 billion in damage last year, making 2017 the most expensive year for climate disasters on record.
By Elizabeth Flock
Hurricane Irma devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands, leveling homes, knocking out power, and turning the landscape into a “battered wasteland” where some say media coverage was minimal and help was late to arrive. Now, the islands are under…
After-effects from Hurricane Alex again kept oil cleanup crews in port, as one estimate indicated the gusher is now the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico. Jeffrey Brown has an update on cleanup efforts.
As Hurricane Alex stalls oil capture efforts along the Gulf Coast, Jeffrey Brown talks with a hurricane forecaster and an oil spill response expert about the ongoing oil capture efforts and the difficulties that the hurricane season may bring.
High waves and gusting winds from Hurricane Alex hampered cleanup efforts in the Gulf, forcing oil-skimming ships back to shore. Jeffrey Brown reports on the difficulties storm season may pose for the Gulf Coast.
In other news Monday, President Obama paid his Memorial Day respects at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery outside Chicago, and American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan paused to remember fallen colleagues.
On the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the federal government's preparedness for another storm season after the devastation and chaotic response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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