Conservative commentators accused government officials last week of hyping risks from Hurricane Matthew. A meteorologist explains why this is impossible in the internet era.
At least 1,000 people perished when Hurricane Matthew battered Haiti last week, destroying houses and displacing tens of thousands
As the U.S. braces for potential landfall of Hurricane Matthew, our experts weigh in on hurricanes, the need for resilient infrastructure and climate change.
Resistant bacteria enter our aging sewer infrastructure and may eventually end up in the environment through sewage spills.
It's not uncommon for kids to experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress after a disaster. With thousands of children affected by Hurricane Harvey, how can parents help kids bounce back?
In response to disasters like Superstorm Sandy, engineers are developing new building codes and tools to calculate the value of upgrades. National policy should encourage builders to use these tools.
As Atlantic hurricane season opens on June 1, eastern U.S. cities can prepare by updating laws, codes and ordinances that hamper rebuilding after storms.
Extreme weather has an outsized impact on everyday life. Focusing on average weather patterns may make Americans dangerously complacent about how climate change is already affecting our lives.
In an attempt to better understand hurricanes, researchers recreate hundreds of years of hurricane records with Spanish shipwreck logs and tree ring data.
January hurricanes are rare events, but two have already formed this month. Atmospheric scientist Adam Sobel explains the conditions that generated Pali and Alex.
The third-ever 'super' El Niño is under way. Here's how it will affect your region in the US and how global warming affects this and future El Niños.
Our climate is changing. But many of the devastating repercussions are little understood.
False complacency: Hurricane Patricia didn't devastate Mexico as feared, but provides more evidence that warming waters raise the chances of more intense storms.
Research shows that El Niño creates conditions for a certain type of hurricane – and offers clues as to how climate change can affect the severity of hurricanes.
The experiences of Hurricane Katrina evacuees spotlight the difficulties with our social “safety net” and the holes through which the poorest can fall.
New Orleans police have been eulogized as heroes and condemned as racists in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. A scholar examines the legacy of conflicting narratives and points to a way forward.
The latest science on hurricanes and climate change explained – vital information for coastal regions to prepare for the effects of more intense storms.
A look at the Florida insurance market following the flurry of severe hurricanes in 2004-2005 shows that pooling risk can cut losses.
Hurricanes can be deadly to those in their path. Officials don't want to unnecessarily alarm before solid forecasts are in place, but residents need enough time to prepare and heed evacuation orders.
Everybody wants a quick shorthand for a storm's damage potential. But the index we hear used most often isn't the best option.