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GoFundMe is remaking disaster aid. It largely helps the wealthy.

The crowdfunding site raised more money for wildfire survivors with high incomes than for those who need help most, researchers found.
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FEMA overhauled a disaster aid program. Environmental justice communities could benefit most

Black Americans are more likely to live in flood zones and the majority of applicants for federal disaster aid are “lower income.” A new rule could help by streamlining applications.

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Why Maui burned

Lahaina’s wildfire was the deadliest in the U.S. in more than a century. Now the community is grappling with the botched response as it tries to rebuild.
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Kearl oilsands spill: Alberta officials did no wrong, report says

Nearby Indigenous communities were not notified of Imperial Oil’s months-long Kearl oilsands leak. First Nations say the energy regulator is ‘not blameless’ despite a new report finding it did no wrong.

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Imperial Oil oilsands spill

Kearl oilsands spill: Alberta officials did no wrong, report says

Nearby Indigenous communities were not notified of Imperial Oil’s months-long Kearl oilsands leak. First Nations say the energy regulator is ‘not blameless’ despite a new report finding it did no wrong.

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Libya’s deadly floods show the growing threat of medicanes

Entire neighborhoods of the Libyan city of Derna have vanished following devastating floods wrought by Storm Daniel. Such storms are rare—but climate change will supersize them.
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What your insurer is trying to tell you about climate change

Insurers are trying to send a message. The government is trying to suppress it.
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