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Aug 24, 2017, 8:00pm EDT
  • October 16, 2017

    Flesh-eating bacteria, cancer-causing chemicals, and mold: Harvey and Irma's lingering health threats

    Doctors are finding health problems left over by the storm.

  • September 18, 2017

    Treating natural disasters like war zones hurts survivors

    The media's search for "bad guys" after hurricanes gets us angry about all the wrong things

  • September 12, 2017

    How do hurricanes form? A step-by-step guide.

    A simple way to understand the difference between tropical depressions, tropical storms, and hurricanes.

  • September 11, 2017

    Mexico offered to help Texas recover from Harvey. But it just took back the offer.

    Reeling from a devastating earthquake and Hurricane Katia, Mexico says it can no longer offer aid to Texas.

  • September 11, 2017

    The National Flood Insurance Program was already $24 billion in debt before Harvey and Irma

    America needs to dramatically rethink how it handles flood insurance.

  • September 11, 2017

    Hurricane Katrina left survivors vulnerable to sexual assault. Here’s how to protect Irma evacuees.

    Aid workers have learned that evacuation doesn’t always mean safety.

  • September 11, 2017

    They were opioid addicts on their way to recovery. Then the hurricane hit.

    What it’s like when you miss a methadone dose due to natural disaster.

  • September 11, 2017

    Climate change did not “cause” Harvey or Irma, but it’s a huge part of the story 

    9 things we can say about hurricanes and climate.

  • September 7, 2017

    All the relief money in the world won't rebuild Houston. Undocumented workers will.

    Texas leaders need to realize that.

  • September 6, 2017

    Trump's $1 million Harvey relief donation will be split among 12 charities

    The Red Cross and the Salvation Army are the organizations set to receive the most aid, with donations of $300,000 pledged to each.

  • September 1, 2017

    All the rain that Hurricane Harvey dumped on Texas and Louisiana, in one massive water drop

    It’s hard to imagine what 27 trillion gallons looks like. Let’s try.

  • September 1, 2017

    Muslim groups in Houston are on the front lines of Harvey relief efforts

    Ahmadiyya Muslims join other religious groups in helping Harvey's victims.

  • August 31, 2017

    The problem with the national flood insurance program

    In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, one thing has already become clear: The US federal flood insurance program is massively underfunded.

  • August 31, 2017

    Explosions reported at a Houston-area chemical plant: what we know

    The chemical plant Arkema was flooded by Hurricane Harvey.

  • August 31, 2017

    After Katrina, I fled to Houston. Now I'm reliving the nightmare.

    I didn't think another storm could be so bad. I was wrong.

  • August 31, 2017

    Harvey is part of a pattern of extreme weather scientists saw coming. They're still shocked.

    "We still get overwhelmed because extreme weather is by its nature peculiar."

  • August 31, 2017

    A federal judge just blocked Texas’s attempt to punish “sanctuary cities”

    The law, which attempted to force city police to help federal immigration agents, would have gone into effect Friday — as the state struggles to recover from Hurricane Harvey.

  • August 31, 2017

    The best places to donate for Hurricane Harvey disaster relief

    A quick guide to some options for those who want to support the folks in Texas.

  • August 30, 2017

    Report: Congress is eyeing cuts to FEMA’s budget to pay for Trump’s wall

    Just as the agency begins to respond to Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

  • August 30, 2017

    The military has been deployed to Houston to search for survivors

    Maybe 10,000 more on the way.

  • August 30, 2017

    The Mexican government has offered to help Hurricane Harvey victims

    Trump insists he’ll build a border wall. Mexico says they won't pay for it — and offered Hurricane Harvey aid instead.

  • August 30, 2017

    Tropical Storm Harvey continues to devastate the Gulf: What we know

    We’re just starting to understand the toll of the widespread flooding.

  • August 29, 2017

    Harvey broke a national rainfall record for a single tropical storm

    It’s more than 4 feet of rain.

  • August 29, 2017

    Trump addresses Hurricane Harvey victims in Corpus Christi: “what a crowd, what a turnout”

    Trump, in the wake of the disaster, appeared focused on crowd size, treating his remarks like a rally.

  • August 29, 2017

    Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch opens to Harvey victims after backlash

    Social media users accused Osteen of ignoring those in need.

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