tropical storms

Hurricane Irma, a record Category 5 storm, is seen approaching Puerto Rico in this NOAA National Weather Service National Hurricane Center satellite

Is the 1-2 punch of Harvey and Irma due to nature — or climate change? Yes.


Back-to-back mega-storms pounding the US and Caribbean countries have left a lot of people wondering if this is climate change at work. The answer is yes, and no. But it’s the wrong question.

hurricane approaching land

Is climate change making hurricanes worse?

The Houston Ship Channel stretches 52 miles from the Gulf of Mexico to the city of Houston. Sea levels have risen 2.2 feet over the last century at Galveston, the main barrier island protecting the Ship Channel from a big storm.

The ‘Texas miracle’ is fueling huge economic growth — and the climate change that may end it


A new tool seeks to put more knowledge about storm surge in the hands of Americans


Saved by the Mangroves? A Philippine town dodges Haiyan’s storm surge


In Palau, a glancing blow from Typhoon Haiyan prompts a glance toward climate change


Before slamming into the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan blew across the northern part of the Pacific island nation of Palau, wreaking havoc and elevating concerns about climate change.