And it puts our coastlines at more risk from storms like Hurricanes Michael and Florence.
A resident secures the roof of his house to a tree in preparation for Super Typhoon Mangkhut.
A round-up of images from Viewfinder, Pacific Standard's daily photo feature.
Fishermen row through heavy snowfall as they return to the shores of Lake Ohrid in Pogradec, Albania, on February 27th, 2018.
At least eight people have been killed by mudflows after a deluge of rain fell on the region left vulnerable by the Thomas Fire.
Ricardo A. Rosselló now admits that the toll "may be higher than the official count certified to date."
While the hurricane's strength is likely to fluctuate, Maria is expected to pummel Puerto Rico as a Category 4 or 5 storm—the first storm of that strength to hit the island in 85 years.
Pacific Standard spoke with a hurricane forecasting expert on this record-breaking storm season and what might still be in store.
Shifts in hemispheric weather patterns may steer tropical systems toward the poles—bad news for New York, New England, and Western Europe.
Irma is already projected to be the strongest hurricane recorded outside of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Immigration checkpoints remained open as thousands evacuated the state's coastal cities.