As Trump set to visit Puerto Rico, 95 percent lack power.

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California’s hot summer set the stage for deadly wildfires.

As deadly wildfires sweep through California's wine country, fire management experts are blaming their violent speed on the powerful Diablo winds. But the conditions...

Florida’s beaches await Irma’s erosion wrath.

Six months ago, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finished a $12 million project to rebuild some of Florida’s prettiest shoreline. About 220,000 cubic yards...

A storm forces Houston, the limitless city, to consider its limits.

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Can Congress bring the National Flood Insurance Program above water?

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Appropriators mull drastic measures against wildfires.

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