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'Katrina brain': The invisible long-term toll of megastorms.

Long after a big hurricane blows through, its effects hammer the mental-health system.

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The volcano that shrouded the Earth and gave birth to a monster.

Three years of darkness and cold spawned crime, poverty, and a literary masterpiece.

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We’ve played chicken with food safety … and we’ve lost.

The meat industry is bad for us and bad for the planet. It’s time to end unsustainable 'food Fordism.'

We’ve played chicken with food safety … and we’ve lost

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Puerto Rico’s slow-motion medical disaster.

Hurricane Maria left a ruined island and 16 Puerto Rico residents dead. But public health experts worry that figure could climb higher in the coming weeks, as many on the island fail to get medicines or treatment they need for chronic diseases.

Hurricane Maria left a ruined island and 16 Puerto Rico residents dead. But public health experts worry that figure could climb higher in the coming weeks, as many on the island fail to get medicines or treatment they need for chronic diseases. Roads are blocked, supplies are stuck at the ports, and only 11 of Puerto Rico’s 69 hospitals are open. Doctors at one children’s hospital were forced to discharge 40 patients this week when their generator ran out of diesel fuel.

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Is climate-themed fiction all too real? We asked the experts.

Some works of apocalyptic fiction are starting to feel too close for comfort. We chose seven of them and asked: How likely are they to come true?

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Illinois' vanishing bugs and why it matters to Earth.
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Illinois' vanishing bugs and why it matters to Earth.

Endangered insects, a little-known part of the Endangered Species Act, prepare for life under Trump.

Christopher Borrelli

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Pipeline 'man camps' loom over British Columbia's Highway of Tears.

A B.C. First Nation prepares for a possible influx of thousands of temporary energy industry workers over the next decade to try to prevent increased violence and crime.

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