Disaster aid appears to finally be coming for survivors of hurricanes in the Southeast and wildfires in the West.
Even before they made landfall, 2017's major hurricanes—Harvey, Maria and Irma—were already causing billions in damage. A new update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) makes clear just how costly this trio of terrors will end up being, estimating that all three storms clock in among the…
When people buy or rent their home, they’re unlikely to consider whether the property is in a 100-year or 500-year floodplain. They really should, though. Because the 30 million people who already call such lands home are in for quite the ride as climate change makes flooding events more dangerous.
A new survey has confirmed that Black and Latino residents, and those with lower incomes, reported the highest rates of property and income loss after Hurricane Harvey. It’s a reminder that while hurricanes may be blind to race and class, the recovery process after the storm often isn’t.
Hurricane Harvey appears to be just the beginning of what’s to come for Houston, and Texas as a whole. That’s according to a study published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
NFL player Justin J. Watt, aka J.J. Watt, isn’t giving up on his city. The Houston Texans’ linebacker raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief when he announced a fundraiser back in August. His goal was just $200,000.
Healthcare is set to change dramatically under President Donald Trump. While he couldn’t get the Affordable Care Act repealed or replaced, he found a way to undermine it instead. Hello, Trumpcare.
A hundred miles south of the Texas-Louisiana border lies one of the smallest yet most remarkable Marine National Sanctuaries in US waters—and scientists are worried that its vibrant reefs could be devastated as floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey start to spill in.
Climate change affects everyone, but in the immediate aftermath of “natural” disasters, the poorest among us suffer the most. In Splinter’s new series, Fault Lines, we explore the many ways our society’s most vulnerable people get hurt by climate-related crises.