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ICE Is Hugely Overspending Its Detention Budget—Again
Immigration advocates argue that ICE detention has exploded because the Trump administration is targeting more immigrants than ever before.
Viewfinder: The Florida Panhandle Is Still Recovering From Devastation Caused by Hurricane Michael
A tree rests on the roof of a home that was heavily damaged by Hurricane Michael on May 9th, 2019, in Mexico Beach, Florida.
The Faulty Foundations of Trump's Threats to Withhold FEMA Funding From Wildfire Victims
Firefighters and climate scientists have pushed back on Trump's claims about wildfire management, month after month.
Trump Says the East Coast Is 'Absolutely Prepared' for Hurricane Florence. Is That True?
If recent federal disaster response is any indication, the president's boast is wildly misleading.
Hurricane Florence Is Heading for the East Coast. Who Will Be Affected?
Disasters like this one have been found to disproportionately affect low-income people and people of color.
FEMA Deployed Thousands of Underqualified Staffers to Respond to Disasters in 2017
A new report looks at how the government responded to a quick succession of hurricanes and wildfires last year.
What Have We Learned in the Year Since Hurricane Harvey?
One year after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, researchers are just beginning to understand what went wrong.
Officials Finally Acknowledged Hurricane Maria's Higher Death Toll. What Else Did They Get Wrong?
For months, Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló refused to admit his government might have undercounted—and this is not the only spurious claim made since the disaster.
Puerto Rican Hurricane Refugees Are Safe From Eviction for One More Month
A federal judge issued an order on Wednesday that will prevent hundreds of Puerto Rican families who fled from Hurricane Maria from being evicted from hotels and motels across the United States—at least until August 31st.
A Temporary Housing Program for Displaced Puerto Ricans Is Granted an Extension
A federal judge ruled Tuesday to extend a Federal Emergency Management Agency program providing temporary housing to Puerto Ricans lacking shelter in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Why Won't the Red Cross Tell Us How It Spent Donations After Sandy?
Donors gave $312 million after the storm, but it’s not clear where exactly the money went.
What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has failed to set up a body that would make recommendations on how to deal with rising seas.
Why Is the Government Spending So Much to Subsidize Coastal Rebuilding?
In Ocean City, New Jersey, alone, Washington has dropped more than $40 million to restore beaches that will never be safe from the storms.