Hurricane Florence’s Unusual Extremes Worsened By Climate Change, Scientists Say

By Bob Berwyn, -

Hurricane Florence lumbered toward the Carolinas on Thursday as a slow-moving giant, churning up a powerful storm surge that could reach 13 feet at high tide and devastate hundreds of miles of [...]

Hurricane Season 2018: Experts Warn Of Super Storms, Call For New Category 6

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As the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins, scientists are worried that U.S. coastal communities could face more super storms with winds, storm surges and rainfall so intense that current [...]

Puerto Rico’s Carmen Yulín Cruz Shreds Trump Over New Hurricane Death Toll Study

By Hayley Miller, -

The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, tore into President Donald Trump after a study released this week estimated Hurricane Maria’s death toll was at least 70 times higher than the government’s [...]

Puerto Rico’s Uncounted Dead: Study Says Hurricane Maria Toll Far Higher Than Official Count

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DONALD TRUMP: Every death is a horror. But if you look at a real catastrophe, like Katrina, and you look at the tremendous hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of people that died, and you look at [...]

Six Months After Hurricane, Puerto Ricans Are Still Without Light

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Yabucoa is a municipality located in the southeastern part of Puerto Rico. On Wednesday September 20th, 2017 at 2 AM, Hurricane Maria made landfall in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Now, six months later, [...]

The Big Picture: 3 Toxic Crises Boiling Over In Florida

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By Dipika Kadaba for The Revelator - A difficult hurricane season unearths issues ranging from cancer hotspots to deadly bacteria. Ah, Florida — home to famous natural landscapes and amazing [...]

More Trouble Ahead: Puerto Rico’s Impending Medicaid Crisis

By Lara Merling and Jake Johnston, -

By Lara Merling and Jake Johnston for CEPR - Already in the midst of a fiscal crisis, Puerto Rico faces a long road to recovery from Hurricane Maria, a devastating storm it was ill-equipped to [...]

Vulture Capitalists Circle Above Puerto Rican Prey

By Bill Moyers, -

By Bill Moyers for Moyers and Company - As people in Puerto Rico are dying and President Trump lashes out at San Juan's mayor, Bill talks with social anthropologist Yarimar Bonilla about the [...]

Puerto Rico Needs More Hurricane Relief Now

By Mark Weisbrot, -

By Mark Weisbrot for Buzz Feed News - More than 40 percent of Puerto Rico is without clean water, and the vast majority has no electricity. Many hospitals and operating rooms are not functioning, [...]

Early Estimate For Hurricanes, Wildfires At $300 Billion

By Sabrina Shankman, -

By Sabrina Shankman for Inside Climate News. The devastation from hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria—plus dozens of wildfires that raged across the West in early August—could result in the [...]

Stand With Puerto Rico — Not The Banks

By Wenonah Hauter, -

By Wenonah Hauter for Food and Water Watch - It’s been one week since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, and nearly half of Puerto Ricans now lack access to safe drinking water and much of the [...]

PR Accuses Hedge Funds Of Trying To Profit Off Hurricanes

By David Dayen, -

By David Dayen for The Intercept - PUERTO RICO HAS rejected a bondholder group’s offer to issue the territory additional debt as a response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Officials with [...]

Hurricane Survivors Occupy Senator McConnell’s Office

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By WASHINGTON - On Wednesday, a delegation of survivors of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma occupied Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Capitol Hill, demanding he acknowledge [...]

After The Hurricane, Solar Sped Recovery For Some

By Lyndsey Gilpin, -

By Lyndsey Gilpin for Inside Climate News - Just after midnight on Sept. 11, Eugenio Pereira awoke to the sound of tropical-storm-force winds slamming his Gainesville, Florida, home. Hurricane [...]

Pope Calls Out Climate Deniers In Wake Of Hurricanes

By Marianne Lavelle, -

By Marianne Lavelle for Inside Climate News - With the lives of Texans and Floridians upended by back-to-back superstorms, one thing hasn't been shaken: climate change denial. Hurricane Harvey, [...]

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