The Caribbean is facing its second deadly hurricane in as many weeks. This isn't just bad luck: the region's extreme vulnerability to disaster also reflects entrenched social inequalities.
The bills now pending in Congress won't do what it will take.
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
The insurance industry should help its customers prepare for future catastrophes instead of burying it's head in the sand.
To deliver climate justice we must focus on vulnerable people not countries.
For the first time in years, Americans are acutely aware of the perils of extreme weather, but don't expect views on climate risks to shift overnight.
Vast amounts of standing water in Houston and other hurricane-flooded areas are dangerous not only because of toxins. The water is a dangerous breeding ground for mosquitoes that transmit Zika.
As Texas and Florida rebuild after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, they should plan for future climate change and design infrastructure that can respond to and recover from extreme events.
Data reveal how hurricanes affect migration, and what it means for US immigration policy.
Some consumers were alarmed that airlines were charging thousands of dollars to get out of the hurricane's path. That's actually business as usual for more and more companies.
Weather forecasters sounded the alarm for the record-breaking Hurricane Irma with several days' notice.
Pictures of ocean bays emptied of water as Hurricane Irma moved through the Caribbean and Florida show that storm surges can move away from the coast, as well as onto it.
Is the Federal Emergency Management Agency ready for the new era of disasters?
The desire to help during emergencies like Hurricane Irma is admirable. Doing some homework might make your contributions go farther.
What scientists know – and don't know – about the linkage between climate change and hurricanes.
Would putting power lines underground avoid hurricanes knocking out electricity service for millions of people? The answer is not as straightforward as it seems.
Four ways coverage of disasters can improve.
Even in areas predicted to take direct hits from hurricanes and other storms, hospitals must do all they can to stay open. It isn't an easy task, but preparation and practice help.
Donations to relief efforts from corporations and celebrities may get the most attention, but they are exceptions.
After the storm is over, it's time to rebuild – and natural disasters can affect survivors' health for years to come.