disasters

9.20.19

We Need to Talk About a Planned Retreat from Climate Disaster Zones Now

Communities globally are already engaged in the thorny process of relocating because of climate change. Experts say we need to talk about a managed retreat now, so that it doesn't become a nightmare.

8.12.19

Church Rock, America’s Forgotten Nuclear Disaster, Is Still Poisoning Navajo Lands 40 Years Later

Residents say they've been ignored even as they struggle with contaminated water and worry about having children.

4.29.19

Democrats are about to go to war with Trump over aid to Puerto Rico

And the fight could impact badly needed aid to California, Florida, Georgia, and Midwest.

12.12.18

The Terrifying Future of California Wildfires: 'It's Going to Get Worse'

After a year of record-breaking fires, the state is bracing for what comes next.

8.24.18

The Glaciers on Earth's 'Third Pole' Are Bursting, Causing Deadly Floods

Climate change is creating yet another dangerous new phenomenon.

6.7.18

FEMA is facing hurricane season with a vastly depleted workforce

Documents reviewed by VICE News show FEMA has about half as many "reservists" available to respond in 2018.

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5.15.18

An Expert Explains How Not to Get Sucked Out a Plane Window

In light of recent news stories, this could (but hopefully won't) come in handy some day.

2.13.18

Haiti’s president slams sexual exploitation of disaster victims by aid workers

One Oxfam employee known to have regularly used sex workers in Chad was transferred to Haiti.

9.25.17

A Tourniquet Could Save Your Life in an Earthquake

After one hour, a severely crushed limb becomes so toxic that it can kill in the same manner as lethal injection—unless you cut off circulation.

9.19.17

What Happens to Prison Inmates Caught in Hurricanes?

Texas prisoners say they went days without running water after Harvey.

9.15.17

How I Saved My Sourdough ‘Mother’ from Hurricane Irma

"It can be challenging for airport security to understand why I’m traveling with a Ziploc bag of fermented dough."

9.14.17

My Day Delivering Hurricane Supplies with the 'Cajun Airlift'

Recovery is going to take a long time.

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