An EPA rollback of Obama-era water protections could be particularly harmful to places like Harris County, which is still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.
As more areas of the country are hit with the kind of flooding seen during Harvey, the role of the city will become increasingly important.
One year after Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, researchers are just beginning to understand what went 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.
The recovery plan includes $1.1 billion in aid for home reconstruction, and $1.1 billion each for the City of Houston and Harris County.
FEMA and the Red Cross talk a good game, but the disability community is skeptical.
Hurricane Maria is officially the deadliest storm in modern U.S. history—yet it received just a fraction of the aid given to Houston.
Much of the blame for the poor response to the disaster fell on the Red Cross, but Houston-area officials are not exempt from responsibility.
Here are three policies that officials should adopt to help the sprawling city keep housing affordable after a terrible storm.
Meet the people working to fix America's disability disaster response after a year of dire weather.
Record-breaking droughts, fires, and hurricanes have made the near-term effects of climate change a front-and-center issue across America.
In the wake of recent hurricanes, multi-level marketers like LuLaRoe have leveraged sellers' networks to peddle products in the name of disaster relief. Little of those sales ever make it to relief organizations.
Once again, there were appeals for donations to the Red Cross. And once again, local officials are saying the charity hasn't delivered.
The devastation Harvey and other storms left behind illuminates just how defenseless oil and gas infrastructure is in the face of hurricanes that are growing in magnitude and frequency.
Wildlife rehabilitators rescued numerous species after the storm, from common animals like beavers and deer to rarer wildlife like alligator snapping turtles.
Only a broken system locks up homeless people to keep them safe.
Updating best practices in the aftermath of relief efforts can take years to coordinate. But emergency responders are finding that social media is an effective component for relief efforts.
Mayor Sylvester Turner gave his strongest endorsement to date for constructing a physical coastal barrier to protect the region from deadly storm surge.
Trump's commission on addiction recommended last month that he declare opioid overdoses a national emergency. With the U.S. sustaining two major hurricanes in just a few weeks, is that still a good idea?
Pacific Standard spoke with a hurricane forecasting expert on this record-breaking storm season and what might still be in store.