About 100 wildfires are currently raging across the western US, killing at least 16 people—a death toll likely to rise—and razing ~4.4 million acres so far,
After wreaking havoc in the Caribbean and killing 20+ people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, Hurricane Laura hit Texas and Louisiana yesterday with 150 mph winds,
SARS-CoV-2 is far from one of a kind. Bats alone carry some 3,200 coronavirus strains that could reach humans, and climate change is making that increasingly likely.
A decade ago, Haiti’s devastating earthquake was followed up with a cholera outbreak that caught the country completely off guard. Where did it start? At a now-infamous “Minustah” UN base, from which sick peacekeepers’ waste flowed into a key river. While the key to…
Many Puerto Ricans slept outside last night and woke up today to a second day without electricity after a series of recent tremors that included a 6.4 earthquake yesterday that killed one and displaced 750, Reuters reports.
Sydney was cloaked in an “apocalyptic” haze yesterday as bushfire smoke overtook the city amid weeks of wildfires in the region. One nearby “megafire” is as big as the city itself, VICE News reports.
Stalling for a day over the northwest Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian has unleashed a storm surge that brought water to the second floors of buildings, trapping people in attics and killing at least 5 people, reports AP via the Tampa Bay Times. “We are in the midst of a…
The Houston-Galveston coast is critically vulnerable to storms that could impact millions and cause untold damage. So, Texas engineers are studying the Netherlands’ 2,300-mile Delta Works system. The Dutch are experts in flood control with centuries of dike and canal…
Two years after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the territory has seen a major decline in abortions—possibly a consequence of a family planning care system left in tatters long after the storm.
Heavy rainfall threatens thousands of Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with flooding and landslides, UNICEF reported yesterday.