Monday, June 17, 2019

Tag: natural disaster

Vulnerable US citizens are still trapped in the ruins left by...

Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover.

Elizabeth Warren investigates whether Trump administration is using shutdown to withhold...

“In the wake of these reports, I am particularly concerned about the fact that HUD has halted the disbursement of billions of dollars of housing recovery funds for Puerto Rico and other states and territories affected by recent disasters as a result of the President's ongoing government shutdown.”

The US Defense Department is losing the battle against climate change

"None of us have any clue as to how bad it's going to be."

Naomi Klein: A year after Hurricane Maria, there is nothing natural...

Last week, President Trump generated widespread criticism when he falsely claimed on Twitter that thousands of people did not die in the two storms, even as a Harvard study estimated the death toll may top 4,600.

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."

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.

Climate change supercharges Hurricane Florence as 1.5 million evacuate in Carolinas...

People up and down the coast are preparing for extreme flooding and what the National Hurricane Center is calling a “life-threatening storm surge.”

Hurricane season not only brings destruction and death, but rising inequality...

Not everyone is struggling. In fact, some actually benefit economically from these extreme weather events.

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DNC will not host climate-specific presidential primary debate and plans to punish candidates that...

"The DNC is silencing the voices of Democratic activists, many of our progressive partner organizations, and nearly half of the Democratic presidential field, who want to debate the existential crisis of our time."

No justice: Prosecutors throw out charges in Flint water crisis

“Words cannot express how disappointed I am that justice continues to be delayed and denied to the people of my city."

The year of the Green New Deal

Offering hope for a better future over the rage in vogue on the right, motivating young people to vote and getting more citizens to organize in their communities is how we will win.

Trump wants to make Alaska’s protected wilderness a hunting ground

The Trump administration has shown a penchant for supplicating itself to trophy hunters and trappers.

‘Corruption in plain sight:’ Jared Kushner firm took in $90 million from unnamed foreign...

"It was one of the only assets that Kushner retained and it continues to collect foreign investors without transparency."

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