Hurricane Irma

Florida Mom Uses ‘Hot Single Woman’ Sign to Get Her Power Back on After Hurricane Irma

A mother from Florida recovering from surgery used a playful yard sign to get her electricity turned back on after Hurricane Irma hit the state.<p>When …

Hurricanes

Mama Duck Protected Her Unhatched Eggs Through Hurricane Irma and The Photos Are Too Much

When Hurricane Irma was raging through Plant City, Florida, instead of trying to escape and hide, one Muscovy duck stayed fixed on top of her 13 …

Hurricanes

Floridians Saved From Irma’s Wrath by Obama’s Solar Panels

One classroom provided electricity for residents of Titusville, Florida, where Hurricane Irman had knocked out power for many citizens who voted for President Trump.<p>Hurricane Irma knocked out the power while residents of the Florida town of Titusville sought shelter inside Apollo Elementary School. …

Solar Panels

This Is What's Open in the Caribbean Following Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma

The 2017 hurricane season is already a record year—and it's not even over yet. After Hurricane Harvey dumped four feet of rain in Houston, resulting in the deaths of 60 people and a reported $150 billion in damages, category 5 Hurricane Irma went on to devastate the British Virgin Islands, U.S. …

Caribbean

Vomit-inducing video shows how rank KFC food is stored in kitchen

A disgusting video has resurfaced showing how KFC stores its food.<p>In the footage, employees claim the fried chicken chain dumps some of the day’s …

Mac and Cheese

In Venezuela, they were teachers and doctors. To buy food, they became prostitutes.

At a squat, concrete brothel on the muddy banks of the Arauca River, Gabriel Sánchez rattled off the previous jobs of the women who now sell their …

Venezuela

The Key Largo bay appears as though it was gulped up by Hurricane Irma

Something felt different about this one, this Irma. I’m from New York and moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1987. I’ve lived in the Florida Keys since …

Hurricanes

Eerie ‘ghost ships’ are washing up in Florida after Hurricane Irma

Eerie, abandoned boats are littering Florida as residents clean up the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.<p>The vessels fell victim to the most powerful …

Weather

Puerto Rico's Guatajaca dam bursts amid mass evacuations and flash flooding

Puerto Rico's Guajataca dam has failed and caused "extremely dangerous" flooding, authorities say. Towns nearby were already being evacuated before …

Weather

Tesla: Wonders Of Crippleware

As Hurricane Irma advanced on Florida, Tesla issued an emergency over-the-air firmware update for certain owners of its vehicles to increase their …

Business

When will humans be horrified by climate change? When the media give it the coverage it deserves

<b>To the editor:</b> We hear a variety of explanations for the American public’s lack of real alarm about climate change: The science requires a fair amount of explanation; the enormity of the effects will become indisputable only at some future date; and economic interests and ideological momentum keep …

Climate

Miami Beach wants to fire employees for not going to work two days after Hurricane Irma

Two days after Hurricane Irma swept over South Florida, triggering the largest evacuation effort in Florida’s history and leaving behind a morass of …

Hurricanes

The anatomy of a hurricane

Here's how these huge storms form.<p>What makes a hurricane tick? Whether it’s a disheveled tropical depression or a picture-perfect category five swirling across the ocean like a buzzsaw, every tropical cyclone that forms on Earth has the same basic structure. These powerful storms are just as …

Weather

Hurricanes: Act now, save later

Every dollar invested in disaster preparedness saves seven dollars in recovery.<p>The hurricane season here in Haiti runs from June to November. There are still two months to go. We keep checking the latest data from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as it predicts more …

Category 5

Venezuela president brings Cuba donation in wake of hurricane

HAVANA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Cuba on Thursday evening in a surprise visit to bring a donation of goods after Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the Caribbean island, state-run media there said on Friday.<p>Cuban President Raul Castro received Maduro at the Havana …

Venezuela

Are Frequent Fliers Contributing to The Great Nutrition Collapse?

Whether you are enjoying the opulence of caviar and champagne as you lounge in that luxurious lie-flat seat in the premium class cabin or subsisting …

Climate Change

Irma Will Devastate Sun Community Profits - Sell

SUI pays a 3.0% annual dividend.<p>The company has suffered as yet undetermined, but substantial damages as a result of Hurricane Irma.<p>SUI had five …

Business

What we’re not talking about when we talk about self-driving cars

Most people talk about self-driving cars with breathless excitement — after all, think about the possibilities. No more worrying about people driving …

Hurricanes

What a Conservative Really Is

Posted: Sep 22, 2017 12:01 AM<p>Rush Limbaugh -- yes, he's still going around and around on your radio dial. True to his name, he's still rushing in …

Conservative View

After Irma, our Florida island is getting aid. But what about the Caribbean?

Florida and Houston will get US federal assistance, but the economic and humanitarian effects on Caribbean islands are much greater<p>After 28 winters in New England we decided it was time to become snowbirds, heading south in winter. I broke my ankle a couple of years ago on the ice and can no longer …

Opinion

Crack in dam ravaged by Hurricane Maria sparks Puerto Rico evacuations

The government has called the situation "extremely dangerous", and the struggling dam is reportedly causing flash flooding in the island's northwest …

UK News

Destrehan couple rides out Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten: 'Absolutely terrifying' | NOLA.com

Imagine being stranded on a tiny tropical island with a Category 5 hurricane barreling toward you. Now, imagine if there were two of them.<p>That's the …

New Orleans

Floods are God "telling you to move," Republican congressman tells hurricane victims

In an interview with CNBC’s <i>Squawk Box</i> on Thursday, GOP Representative Jeb Hensarling of Texas suggested that homeowners whose properties have been …

Hurricane Harvey

Stalin's bust unveiled in Moscow as part of "Rulers' Alley"

A government-sponsored association has unveiled a series of busts of the nation's Soviet-era leaders, including Josef Stalin, a move that has drawn …

Weather

Action Item: Funding Classroom Libraries in Hurricane Irma and Harvey Zones

After a brief hiatus for the summer months, we’re back!<p>Late last year, librarian Angie Manfredi took to Twitter with a challenge: How many classrooms …

Hurricanes

Agency chief to Florida nursing homes: Get backup generators, gas by Nov. 15

TALLAHASSEE — The head of the agency that regulates nursing homes and assisted-living facilities said Friday the state would “aggressively” implement …

Hurricanes

A cracked dam and flood devastation imperils Puerto Ricans outside San Juan

A day crisscrossing unpredictable country roads outside San Juan reveals the crushing misery inflicted by Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rico.<p>The storm …

Puerto Rico

Animals displaced by Hurricane Irma arrive in Maine

Thirty cats and dogs evacuated from the U.S. Virgin Islands have arrived in Maine for medical care and eventually will be up for adoption by residents

Hurricanes

Viewpoints: Nursing Homes And Hurricanes; Winning The War On Drugs

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

The New England Journal of Medicine

How the FAA keeps US airspace on track in a crisis

It’s in times of crisis that we can really test the usefulness of government services.<p>Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, the Federal …

Drones