Sunday, October 24, 2021

Tag: hurricane

A burning chemical plant may be just the tip of Hurricane...

While the full health impacts of the fire weren’t immediately known, a storm-driven chlorine gas release in a vulnerable community is the type of worst-case scenario that scientists and engineers like myself have warned the petrochemical industry about for decades.

2 hurricanes could strike US on the same day for the...

The current projections have both storms passing through the Gulf of Mexico and barreling into the coast at the same time on Wednesday morning.

Hurricane Michael pummels communities in Florida, a state led by a...

It is the third most powerful storm to ever hit the U.S. mainland, and meteorologists say it is supercharged by warmer-than-usual water in the Gulf of Mexico.

South Carolina: Two women from mental health facility drown in flood...

“There are a lot of questions remaining about why this had to occur then, why there couldn’t have been some sort of an emergency delay.”

South Carolina prisoners were left in cells as Florence descended. Why...

Prisoners were instead put to work behind bars making sandbags to prepare for the storm’s arrival.

Immigrants seeking shelter after Hurricane Florence fear deportation as FEMA shifts...

The Trump administration has reallocated nearly $10 million from FEMA’s budget to ICE to pay for detention space and deportations.

Warnings of ‘catastrophic and historic’ flooding as experts say worst of...

"For many (most?) places, the worst of Florence's flooding is still on the way. Still expecting record or near-record flooding across a large part of North Carolina in the days to come."

18 dead, more than 900 rescued as Florence floods the Carolinas

"The storm has never been more dangerous than it is right now."

NC Lagoons hold billions of gallons of hog feces. The hurricane...

Even if the storm weakens, experts warn Hurricane Florence could kill thousands of farm animals and trigger catastrophic waste spills from sewage treatment plants, hog waste lagoons and chicken farms.

22 Democratic lawmakers demand answers from FEMA and HHS on updated...

Twenty-two legislators recently demanded answers regarding Hurricane Maria’s updated fatality count, which is nearly 50 times higher than previous official estimates.

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The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

Louisiana deputy who slammed a Black woman on the pavement was named in multiple...

Julio Alvarado has been named in nine federal civil rights lawsuits, all involving the use of excessive force.

Greta Thunberg on climate promises versus actions

Thunberg sat down in her Stockholm kitchen to talk about what she expects—and hopes—will come from the global event.

Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA investigation into racism...

“My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas.”

The big lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate testimony

Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.