Can the United States afford another hurricane?

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Former weather bureau chief says agency debilitated by climate deniers' attacks.

Climate change Rob Vertessy says attacks such as the claim the bureau was ‘fabricating temperature records’ are dangerous and wrong <!--><!--><!--><!--> A former director of the Bureau...

Human frontiers: How much heat can the body and mind take?

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Hurricane Maria passed, but for two women in Puerto Rico, the terror was only...

By Samantha Schmidt, Sandhya Somashekhar and Katie Zezima, LEVITTOWN, PUERTO RICO — The winds had eased, the debris was no longer soaring through the air,...

Harvey – and storms to come – raise worries about dam safety.

Photo: Brett Coomer, Staff Image 1of/2 Caption Close Image 1 of 2 Floodwaters inundate a petrochemical plant in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Harvey on Wednesday, Aug....

Reports of livestock deaths, other ag losses trickle in after Harvey.

The Texas Animal Health Commission and USDA, however, are mum on an estimated death toll. Tue, Sep 19, 2017 at 9:06 am CST Cows wade through...

Hurricanes, planes and regional security.

Jamaica, according to Prime Minister Andrew Holness, was ready and willing to dispatch up to 120 soldiers to Dominica in the immediate aftermath of...

Homeowners join lawsuit against Crosby chemical plant that burned after Hurricane Harvey.

Eleven plaintiffs and a new defendant were added Wednesday to a lawsuit against Arkema Inc., an international chemical company whose plant near Houston spewed clouds...

Hurricane Maria brings destruction, heavy floods to Puerto Rico.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed near...

Islands seek international funding for hurricane recovery.

By LISA FRIEDMANSeptember 19, 2017UNITED NATIONS — As Hurricane Maria thunders through the Caribbean, island leaders still reeling from Hurricane Irma are calling on international organizations...

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