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Hurricane Irma


Where's the Urgency? UN Experts Slam US Emergency Response to Puerto Rico

"With winter approaching, we call for a speedy and well-resourced emergency response that prioritizes the most vulnerable and at risk—children, older people, people with disabilities, women, and homeless people."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


The Sad State of Disaster Relief

Former presidents are cajoling individual Americans to donate for relief. Maybe they should lobby Congress instead.

Jill Richardson ·


Instead of Promised Debt Relief, Trump Pushes More Loans on Devastated Puerto Rico

"Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria must be driven by direct aid and debt relief, not more loans and austerity."

Jessica Corbett, staff writer ·


In Shadow of Puerto Rico's Nightmare, Virgin Islands and Others Facing Intense Struggle

The economy of the U.S. Virgin Islands "evaporated pretty much overnight"

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Nuclear Plants Plus Hurricanes: Disasters Waiting to Happen

Throughout the world, some 430 reactors are in various stages of vulnerability to natural disaster, including ninety-nine in the United States.

Harvey Wasserman ·


Experts 'Running Out Of Adjectives' as Hurricane Maria Slams Puerto Rico

Size and strength of latest storm called "horrifying" as relentless and unprecedented hurricane season continues

Julia Conley, staff writer ·


Don't Expect the Insurance Industry To Protect You From Climate Change

Insurance companies understand how to make handsome profits from large-scale disasters.

Cain Burdeau ·


Beyond Harvey and Irma: Militarizing Homeland Security in the Climate-Change Era

Even if no one else in Donald Trump’s Washington is ready or willing to deal with climate change, the U.S. military will be.

Michael T. Klare ·


Murdoch-Owned Media’s Radical Climate Denial in the Face of Disaster

Wall Street Journal's glib snark over Harvey completes its Fox News-ification

Adam Johnson ·


Demanding Climate Justice in the Wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

The price we pay for a fossil fuel-powered civilization.

Sonali Kolhatkar ·