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U.S. Geological Survey

While rivers will continue to overflow their banks, we can limit the damage and suffering that results. Read more

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Don Becker/USGS

Natural disasters are sometimes seen as great levelers, affecting rich and poor alike. The reality is different. Read more

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“It’s California’s fault!” Read more

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In today’s America, random mass murder has merged with ecological devastation. Read more

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FEMA

As another “unprecedented” storm visits the U.S., flooding threatens some 41 million Americans vulnerable to serious inundation and the toxicity that comes with it. And our traditional approaches to flood risks aren’t keeping us above water. Read more

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Jeff Abbott

“When the time came. . . there was nothing. There were no calls to warn us.” Read more

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region

The sight of a wall of fire is terrifying, but there's a less visible part of fires that is just as dangerous Read more

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USAF Nicholas Dutton

A playground of shady financial centers, high-end hotels and mega-casinos for the super-rich? That’s a future the people of Puerto Rico must avoid — and green energy is one way to do it. Read more

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Mexicans are less shocked at the possibility that their government does not have the people's best interests at heart. Read more

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Jennifer Hill talks about the inequity of relief distribution in post-hurricane Florida, and the work the Miami Workers Center is doing to rebuild and strengthen the community against systemic problems. Read more

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How public schools in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico can avoid New Orleans’ post-Katrina fate. Read more

Public School Shakedown

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Mary Anne Fackelman

"What the government fears...is that we have the power. We don’t need the government to tell us what to do. We can organize ourselves.” Read more

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U.S. Air Force/Zachary Wolf

As Hurricanes Maria, Irma and Harvey demonstrate, climate change makes questions of citizenship and belonging even more urgent. Read more

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Don Ramey Logan

Harvey and Irma threatened six reactors with catastrophic failure, and all of us with apocalyptic disaster. Read more

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Courtesy Amy Zachmeyer

Amy Zachmeyer of Houston Democratic Socialists of America on rebuilding, mutual aid, climate change and more. Read more

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Race becomes a cheap and safely predictable alternative to pressing a substantive critique of the sources of this horror in New Orleans and its likely outcomes. Read more

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