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A Hurricane Season for the Records: Can the US Afford Another Natural Disaster?

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A Hurricane Season for the Records: Can the US Afford Another Natural Disaster?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Jackie Snow - September 25, 2017

The 2017 North Atlantic hurricane season still has about five weeks to go, but it’s already one of the most expensive on record.

According to more…

The Consequences of Climate Change: Who Should Pay and Who Should be Compensated?

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The Consequences of Climate Change: Who Should Pay and Who Should be Compensated?

Source: The Conversation/John Vogler/Marit Hammond - September 20, 2017

Hurricanes in the Caribbean and deadly floods across South Asia have once again raised the issue of climate justice.

The association between such events and climate change is now beyond serious more…

Hurricane Harvey and the Future: What Would a New Houston Look Like?

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Hurricane Harvey and the Future: What Would a New Houston Look Like?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - September 13, 2017

Natural forces unleashed an epic scale of destruction on Houston and surrounding areas of Texas. Built upon consumption, unmitigated growth, and fossil fuels, critics now more…

What Hurricane Harvey Says About Risk, Climate, and Resilience

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What Hurricane Harvey Says About Risk, Climate, and Resilience

Source: The Conversation/Andrew Dessler/Daniel Cohan/Katharine Hayhoe - September 5, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has taught us many lessons, but the most valuable may be the oldest lesson of all, one we humans have been learning – more…

A Guide to Surviving Hurricane Season 2017

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A Guide to Surviving Hurricane Season 2017

Source: Live Science/Tia Ghose - August 28, 2017

Whipping winds, torrential downpours, power outages and floods — hurricane season in the Atlantic brings a host of dramatic and dangerous weather with it.

But more…

In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, What Makes Storm Surges so Deadly?

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In the Wake of Hurricane Matthew, What Makes Storm Surges so Deadly?

Source: LiveScience/Laura Geggel - October 11, 2016

Hurricanes can be deadly, but it's typically not the wind from these powerful storms that causes the highest number of fatalities. Rather, storm surges caused by hurricanes more…

What Will It Take?

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What Will It Take?

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - October 22, 2015

In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill questions what will it take in the United States to galvanize support for research, more…