Debris in a boatyard in Mexico Beach, Fla., on Oct. 11, 2018, after Hurricane Michael heavily damaged the town.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File
For the start of Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, scholars explain weather forecasting, evacuation orders, inland flooding risks and how social ties influence decisions to stay or flee.
Florida enfranchisement leader Desmond Meade registered to vote in January 2019.
AP Photo/John Raoux
Legislation requiring that all criminal debt associated with a citizen's conviction be repaid would leave thousands of people unable to cast ballots.
An envelope containing a 2018 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident as part of the nation’s only test run of the 2020 census.
AP Photo/Michelle R. Smith
If undocumented immigrants choose not to fill out the questionnaire, then the official population of several states would deflate, costing them House seats and federal funding.
Trump has signed a law aimed at curbing sex trafficking.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Governments should heed the expertise of the grassroots nonprofits that witness this scourge firsthand.
Team member Felix Knight looks through archives at the Church of Espiritu Santo in Havana, Cuba.
The Slave Societies Digital Archive documents the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans in the Americas.
People in Miami learn about Amendment 4.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
New research shows that when ex-offenders are told they're able to vote, their attitudes about democracy and justice improve.
A felony voting rights advocate in Kentucky.
AP Photo/Roger Alford
New research shows that when ex-offenders are told they're able to vote, their attitudes about democracy and justice improve. A November ballot measure in Florida hangs in the balance.
Andrew Gillum with wife R. Jai Gillum addresses supporters after winning the Democrat primary for governor.
AP Photo/Steve Cannon
The mayor of Tallahassee underspent three rivals to win the state's Democratic primary. But what awaits in the general election?
Algae cover the surface of the Caloosahatchee River at the W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam, July 12, 2018, in Alva, Florida.
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
Red tide and a blue-green algae outbreak are fouling hundreds of miles of coast, killing fish and driving tourists away from beaches. Some of the causes are natural, but human actions play a big role.
Florida’s Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson meets with residents of Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood, where Donald Trump also campaigned in 2016.
AP Photo/Alan Diaz
Caribbean immigrants in Miami are upending old assumptions about black voters in Florida. Neither party should take them for granted in this November's midterm election.
The lighter citrus plants have been edited using CRISPR to alter the phytoene desaturase (PDS) gene which gives them a white color.
GMO crops have been rejected by many countries and consumers. Now, an international team of researchers are creating better crops using DNA editing--without inserting foreign genes into the plant.
Outside Santa Fe High School in Texas on May 18, 2018.
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
A criminologist reviews recent research to dispel common misconceptions about mass shootings.
Hot hot heat.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.
Late actor and former National Rifle Association President Charlton Heston held a rifle aloft at a 2002 get-out-the-vote rally.
AP Photo/Jim Cole
The group, founded in 1871, didn’t try to smother virtually all gun control efforts until the mid-1970s.
Attendees attend a candlelight vigil for the victims of a shooting at a Florida school.
AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee
Advocates of gun control may despair in the wake of mass shootings like the one in Parkland, Florida, but the history of government support for the gun industry shows Americans have more sway than they think.
A motorist drives through “nuisance flooding” in Charleston, SC, Oct. 1, 2015.
AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton
Climate change is raising global sea levels. Now research shows that 'hot spots' where seas rise another 4 to 5 inches in five years can occur along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, further magnifying floods.
Being one of a series of disasters made relief in Puerto Rico harder to come by after Hurricane Maria.
AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
Charitable giving and government aid can shortchange disasters that follow other disasters.
Should the future of voting look more like the past?
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
Have you ever struggled to understand exactly what to do inside a voting booth?
Climate change will increase the risk of owning properties in coastal cities like Miami – but the insurance industry is
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort traveled to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Ernest R. Scott/U.S. Air Force/Handout via Reuters
The military can make a big difference right away but humanitarian deployments should generally be rare and brief.