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When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, ‘everything collapsed simultaneously.’

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A large wildfire has been burning in Greenland for more than a week, and...

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Hurricane Irma: After thrashing South Florida, storm churns north past Tampa toward Georgia.

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Funding battle looms as Texas governor sees Harvey damage up to $180 billion.

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2017 set to be one of top three hottest years on record.

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