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 Jennifer Hijazi
From Puget Sound to Disneyland and east over the Rockies, Americans have coughed and wheezed, rushed to emergency rooms and shut themselves indoors this year as pollution from wildfires darkened skies and rained soot across the landscape.
By John Upton, Climate Central, Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News
Massive wildfires that burned across Southern California on Wednesday have destroyed hundreds of homes, closed schools and set off mass evacuations.
By Rashmi Shivni
In our news wrap Friday, the Labor Department reported the economy shed 33,000 jobs in September, citing the damaging impact hurricanes Harvey and Irma had on the job market. Also, the White House would neither confirm or deny whether President…
By PBS NewsHour
Earthquakes can now be caused by people thanks to fracking, drilling and wastewater disposal. A new database shows how common these human-made earthquakes are.
By Lisa Desjardins
As the largest flooding event in modern U.S. history affects millions across Texas, members of Congress face a political crisis over how to handle the nation’s largest insurance plan for floods.
By Nina Lam, The Conversation
Hurricane Harvey shows that inland communities also are at risk as flood zones increase.
At Northern California’s Lake Oroville, water levels receded Monday, stopping the overflow of water from the dam’s emergency spillway. This reduced the risk of immediate uncontrolled flooding -- but longer-term concerns remain. William Brangham speaks with Jeffrey Mount of the…
By PBS NewsHour
In the wake of late September’s Hurricane Matthew, Haitians are increasingly desperate to reach the United States, which has recently reinstated deportations to Haiti for the first time since 2010's earthquake. But residents of Tijuana, Mexico, are showing an unusual…
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