Puerto Rico One Year Later: We’re Fighting For Justice And Prosperity

By Amira Odeh, 350.org -

As the wind blew I could hear things falling and breaking outside. The walls of my (concrete-built) home were vibrating and water was coming in through every single window and door. At the moment [...]

Climate Change Made Florence A Monster—But Media Failed To Tell That Story

By Jim Naureckas, Fair.org -

That Hurricane Florence broke rainfall records for tropical storms in both North and South Carolina shouldn’t be surprising, as global climate change has increased extreme precipitation in all [...]

Thirty-One Dead As Hurricane Florence Continues To Ravage The Carolinas

By Matthew Taylor, Countercurrents.org -

Across the Carolinas, a scene of utter devastation continued to unfold on Monday, as tens of thousands of people have had their homes destroyed by floodwaters caused by Hurricane Florence, now [...]

Why Hurricane Florence Could Become A Public Health Crisis

By Jessica A. Knoblauch, Earthjustice.org -

In the path of the storm are giant pits filled with coal ash, lagoons swirling with hog manure, Superfund sites and industrial facilities stocked with toxic chemicals. People in the southeastern [...]

Our Planet Is Angry

By Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig -

“Storm of a lifetime” is how the National Weather Service in Wilmington, N.C., described Hurricane Florence as it came lumbering across the Atlantic to hurl its ferocious winds and rain onto that [...]