Tag: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

The Fires Are Out, but Australia’s Climate Disasters Aren’t Over

RAINBOW FLAT, Australia — Standing in thick mud between burned trees and a concrete slab where his house had been, Peter Ruprecht admitted that he was not sure how or when to rebuild. He was still dizzied by what Australia’s increasingly volatile climate had already delivered: first a drought, then a devastating bush fire, then […]

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NOAA Leaders Privately Disowned Agency’s Rebuke of Scientists Who Contradicted Trump

WASHINGTON — Senior officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration privately disavowed an unsigned statement issued by the agency last year that rebuked its own weather forecasters for contradicting President Trump’s false warnings that Hurricane Dorian would most likely hit Alabama, new documents show. Emails obtained under public records laws show top leaders scrambling […]

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Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.)

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change. But states that qualify must first explain why they need the money. That has triggered linguistic acrobatics as some conservative states submit lengthy, detailed proposals […]

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Caneel Bay: Why a Caribbean Paradise Remains in Ruins

Browned palm leaves fan over the white-sand beaches of Caneel Bay Resort. Peeling paint buckles on the exterior walls of roofless cabins. Inside, white curtains, still knotted, drape like ripped cobwebs from windows, and mold-matted mattresses sag without their frames. A back door swings wide. Long considered the crown jewel of St. John, a small […]

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