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Journalism

How many big storms before people abandon coastal cities?

<b>(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)</b><p>For homeowners in flood zones, one big question looms: Rebuild or retreat after another “500-year storm?”<p>Reynard Loki<p>October 1, 2017 5:30pm (UTC)<p>People love living near the coast. Only two of the world's top 10 biggest cities — Mexico City and Sáo Paulo — are not coastal. The …

Climate Change

Puerto Rico's American Dream Is Dead

Hurricane aid is on its way, but the U.S. seems unwilling to tackle the island's long-term problems.<p>President Donald Trump has finally started tweeting about the disaster in Puerto Rico, and his messages show that he -- and we as a nation -- still haven’t digested the full implications of the …

No gas. No food. No power. Puerto Ricans fear their future

<b>Across Puerto Rico (CNN) —</b> Power is out. Food is short. There's not enough water to drink, let alone wash. A week after Hurricane Maria smashed Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, the situation is not much better. In many ways, it's getting worse.<p>Hospitals that should be saving people are instead …

Caribbean

Hurricane Maria May Be a Preview of Climate-Fueled Migration in America

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico may offer a preview for Americans of one of the most jarring potential consequences of global warming: …

Don't Rebuild The Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma devastated large portions of the Florida Keys—the 100-mile ribbon of low lying narrow islands connected by bridges to south Florida. The Keys, dense with tourist resorts and beachfront properties, took the full punch of the storm when it first landed as a category 4 hurricane. It is …

Florida

Why didn't Hurricane Irma kill more Americans? Thank the meteorologists

During a hurricane in 1900, a storm surge rose out of the Gulf of Mexico and annihilated Galveston, Texas, killing about 8,000 men, women and children.<p>In 1935, at least 408 people died when another cyclone slammed into the Florida Keys, many of them World War I veterans working on construction …

Rainfall

The Latest: 3 dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Irma (all times local):<p>8:45 p.m.<p>Three people are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning at a Florida home following …

Don't Try This at Home! Video Shows Meteorologist Nearly Get Blown Over by 117 MPH Winds in Key West

Meteorologist Simon Brewer posted a video on Sunday morning of what happened after his fellow meteorologist Justin Drake got out of his car and came …

The Latest: Irma regains strength to Category 5 hurricane

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):<p>11:10 p.m.<p>The National Hurricane Center says Irma has strengthened back into a Category 5 …

10+ Horrifying Photos That Reveal How Bad Hurricane Irma Truly Is

Hurricane Irma is already larger, stronger, and potentially more fatal than Harvey - and it's not over yet.<p>Irma has sent the Caribbean and several …

Rainfall