Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have hit white and non-white families alike, but it will be people of color who will have the toughest time getting their homes back, which is by design.
As unprecedented hurricanes assault coastal U.S. communities, residents and experts fear the storms could unleash contamination the EPA has tried to keep at bay.
When the earth is about to move, seconds are precious.
Shifts in hemispheric weather patterns may steer tropical systems toward the poles—and to regions that aren’t expecting them.
In two Florida cities, we mapped where low-income communities live, and how they’re affected by flood risks.
Hurricane Irma has laid waste to the state's electricity, affecting more than 10 million people. Now what?
In an era of unprecedented weather events, infrastructure must be adaptable, resilient, and equitable.
A fire ecologist explains why this summer’s wildfires are so dramatic, and why the West will have to learn to live with a more severe burning season.
The storm’s enormous size, spanning both coasts of the state, could slow the rescue and recovery efforts, officials warned on Sunday.
Researchers wanted to forecast potential blackouts across vast spans, not just specific cities.
Here’s how residents of Miami-Dade County are fleeing the path of Hurricane Irma.
Despite a wet winter, wildfires have spiraled out of control.
As the deadly White-Nose Syndrome continues to spread, advocates in Milwaukee, Austin, Detroit, D.C., and more are raising awareness and protecting these much-maligned mammals.
In Puerto Rico, Florida, and beyond, storms with the force of Hurricane Irma can cause total structural oblivion, smashed trees, and blackouts for weeks or months.
New construction, shoddy drainage, and sluggish action from officials conspire to create deadly conditions during monsoon season.
As grocery delivery ramps up, these bastions of local food are no longer offering something quite so unusual. Who is the model serving—and can it survive?
A recent report from the World Resources Institute examines what happens when water quality data is inaccessible to local communities.
With a few tweaks, the city’s relaxed land-use regulations might be an advantage during recovery and rebuilding.
As conditions deteriorated, one man claims that jail officials simply released detainees.
Empty shelves are just the beginning.