Monday, August 10, 2020

Tag: natural disaster

Oil companies were not held accountable for 10.8 million gallons of...

Scientists predict that future storms, which will increase in intensity due to the climate crisis, will exacerbate environmental damage.

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.”

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Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.

Era of US domination of Latin America coming to an end

As U.S. empire fades, so might the Monroe Doctrine come to an end.

Bernie and colleagues introduce Make Billionaires Pay Act

“As our country faces vast economic and health needs, billionaires continue to display their appetite for greed.”