Before Himalayan flood, India ignored warnings of development risks

Long before a deadly flood hit two hydroelectric dams, scientists warned repeatedly that such projects were dangerous in a fragile region made more so by global warming.
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Glacier bursts in India, leaving more than 100 missing in floods

Rescue efforts were underway in the northern state of Uttarakhand, where officials said a hydroelectric dam project had been largely swept away.

SC impacted by 2 $1 billion weather disasters in 2020 out of the 50 recorded globally

Globally, 2020 was a record-breaking year for expensive weather disasters, with 50 hurricanes, fires and other hazards crossing the $1 billion mark for damages.

Roy Wright: 2020 was a year of climate disasters - and a warning of more to come

If not for the pandemic, 2020 would likely be remembered as the year that climate change hit home.

Kazakhstan plans to bring Aral Sea’s landscape back to life

As environmental issues have long become some of the world's most pressing challenges, countries across the globe are looking for new solutions.


Fred Grimm: Even if deniers don’t, Florida insurers recognize the cost of climate change

If the insurers abandon us, the effect will be devastating as a natural disaster. Climate deniers haven't noticed, but pot has begun to boil.


Homes are becoming harder to insure thanks to climate change

Wildfires, floods and other climate-related natural disasters are driving up the cost of home insurance, while some properties are being dropped from coverage.


The West Coast's extreme heat and wildfires have another hidden danger

Affordable housing is at risk, and policymakers need to act now to protect it.

Trump sought to withhold California fire aid because of politics, former official says

The former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security claims in a political ad released Monday that President Trump tried to withhold disaster relief money for California's wildfires because voters in the state opposed him politically.


Hurricane’s choice for Texans: Shelter from the virus or the storm

Hurricane Hanna prompted officials and residents alike to rethink how and where to ride out a dangerous storm during a pandemic.

Weathering a pandemic and a hurricane

As the coronavirus continues to cause chaos, forecasters predict an above-normal hurricane season. State officials urge people in at-risk areas to plan now.

Eastern Kentucky is underwater, but you probably didn’t notice

An out-of-sight, out-of-mind mentality can take hold when people lose their connection to nature.

Rains arrive in Australia’s bush-fire regions, but flooding is feared

Although it will bring some relief to firefighters, the precipitation is unlikely to extinguish more than a few blazes.

Flash floods strike Eastern Africa, displacing 370,000 people

Intense flooding hit several nations in eastern Africa recently, including Somalia, Kenya, and South Sudan.
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