With climate change intensifying extreme weather events, can at-risk minority communities rely on the police to keep them safe?

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Severe flooding in Southern Japan swamps nursing home

Officials said that at least 16 people had died as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.

Oppressive heat approaches U.S. in early July as wildfires burn through Arizona

A potentially historic heat wave is expected to hit more than two-thirds of the continental U.S. in the first several weeks of July, according to the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.

This map shows which U.S. homes will flood over next 30 years due to climate change

Millions of Americans have no idea they're living in a flood zone. Now you can look up every property in the U.S. and see the flood risk for yourself.

Carbon emissions sharply rebound as countries lift coronavirus restrictions

The quick rebound in global emissions as countries and states reopen is a grim reminder that the world is still grappling with accelerating climate change.

States brace for disasters as pandemic collides with hurricane season

Emergency management officials fear a terrible combination of natural disasters could lead to a fresh spread of the coronavirus.

States warn that virus may doom climate projects

A billion-dollar program to protect cities from climate change is at risk of failing because the pandemic.

Britain, host of U.N. climate talks, proposes full-year pandemic delay

The postponement, expected to be approved, could result in national recovery plans with high environmental costs, some diplomats say.

What happens if a hurricane hits during the pandemic?

Florida is trying to figure out the daunting prospect of asking residents to evacuate for their safety during a storm after asking them to stay at home for the coronavirus.

Virus crisis exposes cascading weaknesses in U.S. disaster response

Nonprofits are sending fewer volunteers. Local emergency managers risk being overwhelmed. FEMA is trying “virtual” assistance. And hurricane season starts June 1.

More dams will collapse as aging infrastructure can't keep up with climate change

Aging dams in the U.S. will increasingly fail and cause death and environmental destruction as climate change makes extreme precipitation more frequent, scientists warn.

Typhoon Vongfong takes aim at Philippine heartland

The storm brought torrential rains to the coast of Luzon, an island that is home to 60 million people. Officials warned that evacuation centers could become hotbeds for the spread of the coronavirus.

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires rage in Florida Panhandle

Wildfires raging in the Florida Panhandle have forced nearly 500 people to evacuate from their homes, authorities said.


Disaster by choice: The need to create a culture of warning and safety

Disasters are not natural. We—humanity and society—create them and we can choose to prevent them.

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From delaying Arctic expeditions to cancelling vital global climate conferences, the coronavirus pandemic has hindered climate change progress and threatens effective natural disaster forecasting as hurricane season approaches.
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