Atlantic hurricane season

French-speaking Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, has abandoned dwellings are everywhere due to storms, erosion, and rising sea-levels.

Storms and rising sea levels threaten to wipe out French language in Louisiana’s bayou country


Rising sea levels, erosion and storms in Louisiana’s bayou country have flooded entire communities. For some French speakers, Hurricane Ida was the last straw — and many are now moving away.

A young girl wearing light blue clothing sips a juice while sitting inside a shelter near a yellow plastic chair

In the face of climate change, children must build resilience to cope with PTSD

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A hurricane is pictured from space going over Puerto Rico.

Caribbean fish love catastrophic hurricanes

A man in a wheelchair is evacuated during a storm

Hurricane evacuation of nursing home residents still an unsolved challenge

Natural disasters

As hurricane season nears in Puerto Rico, a doctor tries to help pregnant women prepare themselves

Health & Medicine
Satellite mapping image of Hurricane Michael making landfall in Florida

Warming ocean waters turned Hurricane Michael into a superstorm

Climate Change

Hurricane Michael intensified from Category 1 to Category 4 in just 24 hours. Furious winds and an 8- to 12-foot storm surge were fueled by warming sea surface temperatures.

Hurricane Maria aftermath

Puerto Rico’s tropical forests are showing resilience after Hurricane Maria

The intense winds and rains of Hurricane Maria wreaked havoc on Puerto Rico’s natural environment. But nature is all about recovery.

flooded streets in houston after hurricane harvey

If you shelter in place during a disaster, be ready for challenges after the storm

Climate Change

Many people will likely decide to stay put despite evacuation orders ahead of Hurricane Florence. And if history is any guide, they may not be fully thinking through the problems they’ll face in the aftermath.

Hurricane Florence seen over the Atlantic Ocean

With massive Hurricane Florence approaching, a million people are urged to evacuate

The storm had winds of 130 miles per hour and was due to gain strength before making landfall, which the US National Hurricane Center said was likely to occur early Thursday in the Carolinas.

Soldiers of the Puerto Rico National Guard and volunteers of the Puerto Rico State Guard clear a road at Punta Santiago in Humacao, Puerto Rico. Scenes of utter devastation were found throughout the island after Hurricane Maria hit last September.

Report: FEMA wasn’t ready for Hurricane Maria, destruction in Puerto Rico

It is said that practice makes perfect. As the events surrounding Hurricane Maria showed, a lack of practice can make a tough situation even worse.