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Menopausal Mother Nature

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How the Government Is Failing Americans Uprooted by Natural Disaster

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Two summers ago, Hurricane Laura wrecked Betty Swope’s modest bungalow at the edge of Lake Charles, a city surrounded by oil refineries in southwest Louisiana. The Federal Emergency Management Agency helped at first, paying for Ms….

Flood, Evacuate, Rinse, Repeat: A Relentless Pattern Batters Australia

WINDSOR, Australia — Emma Winley pointed to the markings on the outside of her house, recording the levels of the three floods that have hit in the past 16 months. In March of last year, the water came up to…

First Fires, Then Floods: Climate Extremes Batter Australia

WEE WAA, Australia — Two years ago, the fields outside Christina Southwell’s family home near the cotton capital of Australia looked like a dusty, brown desert as drought-fueled wildfires burned to the north and south. Last week, after record-breaking rains,…

Kruger Rock Fire in Colorado Kills One

A quick-moving blaze in northern Colorado has led to the death of a pilot who was fighting the fire and has set off a wave of evacuations, officials said, underscoring research that wildfires are growing more intense and are occurring…

To Save Lake Tahoe, They Spared No Expense. Yet the Fire Still Nears.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — They sent thousands of firefighters, 25 helicopters and an arsenal of more than 400 fire engines and 70 water trucks. Yet the fire still advanced. They dropped retardant chemicals through an ash-filled sky and bulldozed…

When Climate Change Comes to Your Doorstep

There was not enough time to fully evacuate New Orleans before Hurricane Ida hit. The hurricane intensified too rapidly. Thousands who could flee, did. Mayor LaToya Cantrell urged those left behind, including many without the money or resources to pack…

Caldor Fire Continues to Burn Northern California

new video loaded: Caldor Fire Continues to Burn Northern California transcript Back bars 0:00/1:45 –1:45 transcript Caldor Fire Continues to Burn Northern California The Caldor Fire is threatening thousands of homes in Northern California as its destructive path spreads. Thousands…

Glacier Bursts in India, Leaving More Than 100 Missing in Floods

NEW DELHI — A Himalayan glacier broke and caused sudden, massive flooding in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand on Sunday, smashing two dam projects and forcing the authorities to scramble to evacuate villages and try to save more than…

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