Breezy Point, New York off the coast of Long Island after the storm surge from Superstorm Sandy.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan
Five years after Superstorm Sandy, we see how disadvantaged social groups suffered more from the storm before and after – much as we're seeing in Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
The ‘war on cash’ is slowly eliminating paper currency.
A cashless society depends on three things, all of which have failed in recent weeks as a result of natural disasters and security breaches.
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With this technology, citizen scientists could even help to predict the damage caused by future disasters.
Very few Atlantic hurricanes travel northwards like this.
Home among the ruins.
There's something in the old adage, 'there's no place like home'.
What’s in the water?
AP Photo/David J. Phillip
Natural disasters expose people to toxic gases, bacterial illness and other serious dangers. How can people maximize their safety as they return home?
Coastal wetlands are an effective first line of defense and act by slowing down storm surges and reducing flooding.
New research by scholars, conservationists and the insurance industry shows that coastal wetlands provide hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of protection from flooding, boosting the case for protecting them.
An expert in post-disaster reconstruction explains what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to rebuilding a city.
Picking up the pieces in Florida after Hurricane Irma.
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert
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.
Satellite image on Sept. 7, 2017 shows three hurricanes: Irma in the center just north of the island of Hispaniola, Katia on the left in the Gulf of Mexico and Jose in the Atlantic Ocean on the right.
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What scientists know – and don't know – about the linkage between climate change and hurricanes.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused widespread power outages.
AP Photo/Eric Gay
Would putting power lines underground avoid hurricanes knocking out electricity service for millions of people? The answer is not as straightforward as it seems.