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See the Super-Cute (and Super Affordable!) Prefab Beach House That Survived Hurricane Irma Without a Scratch

Once upon a time, prefab homes were more known for their practicality than they were for their looks. Not so anymore.<p>Consider this mod little number …

Hurricane Irma

Happy Halloween 2017

IN PICTURES Toronto's Indigenous youth step behind the lens to show the city through their eyes.<p>IN PICTURES Images from the life of Tragically Hip …

Toronto Film Festival

EGEB: Hurricane hardened solar, solar industry record sales and revenues, negative pricing, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news.</i> <i>Featured Image Source</i><p>Photovoltaic withstood Caribbean hurricanes better than many buildings – <i>The largest solar farm in the Caribbean with its 58 MW, which was only finished in</i> …

Renewable Energy

Cities Aren't Prepared for Future Flooding

Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy raged against New York City, flooding subway stations, causing widespread blackouts and killing 43 people. And now, …

Climate Change

What Would Happen If a Hurricane Hit an Erupting Volcano?

A showdown of natural forces could have unanticipated consequences in the Caribbean.<p>In addition to the cars flipped, the roofs collapsed, and the streets flooded, this season’s unprecedented string of devastating hurricanes also hit a much grander target: a volcano. The Caribbean island of …

Hurricanes

2017 could tie record for billion-dollar disasters in a year. Here's why.

A hurricane dumped record rainfall on Texas, another left nearly all of Puerto Rico without electricity and intense wildfires killed more than 40 people in California — all in just the past two months.<p>So far this year, 15 separate weather and climate disasters have each caused at least $1 billion …

Weather

After Hurricane Irma, Southern Florida Market Quickly Heads Back to Business

Pre-storm preparations, years in the making, helped reduce the damage<p>As Hurricane Irma hurtled toward Florida last month, real estate developers in …

Weather

Hurricane-ravaged Dominica in dire need of relief: UN agency

UNITED NATIONS - Three weeks since category 5 Hurricane Maria ripped through Dominica, the scope of the damage remains daunting, with islanders in …

United Nations

Hurricanes

Hi there, I’m somewhat back again. St. Croix got a big bruise from Irma and a knock-out from Maria. I now know what it is to try and sleep while the …

Medicine

Do you know someone who can help? FEMA advertises need for workers after severe natural disasters

FEMA has put out a "Help Wanted" sign.<p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency, struggling to respond to 28 simultaneous natural disaster relief …

FEMA

Dominica in tatters weeks after Maria: 'We saw everything totally destroyed'

Things are slowly improving after the devastation of its strongest hurricane on record, but much of the island is still isolated without power and water<p>More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria battered Dominica – pelting it with winds of nearly 160mph and stripping it of vegetation – aid workers …

News

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here’s what’s happening on Wednesday.<p><b>1. US President Donald Trump is heading to Las Vegas on Wednesday, after the Sunday night shooting which has now killed 59 people plus the shooter</b>. The motive behind the attack is still unknown but the shooter’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, has returned to …

North Korea

Two weeks after Maria, stranded tourists and sick residents finally leave St. Croix

They waited at the mangled airport, sitting on suitcases and on bare concrete, hoping that Tuesday would be the day.<p>Fourteen days after a Category 5 …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Trump: Puerto Rico put budget ‘out of whack’ but lives saved

The President said his visit was “not about me” but then praised local officials for offering kind words about the recovery effort<p>NewsOct 03, 2017 by …

Canadian News

New disaster appeal urges Bradford residents to help hurricane-hit island

BRADFORD’S Dominican community is setting up a disaster appeal to help rebuild the hurricane-hit Caribbean island.<p>More than 250 people turned up at a …

British Red Cross

Hurricanes, Global Warming, and the Straitjacketing of Science

Posted: Oct 02, 2017 3:30 PM<p>It was the most intense tropical cyclone ever to hit the mainland of the United States. Having a pressure of 892 …

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