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Matthew Thompson: In an age of constant disaster, what does it mean to rebuild?

Each catastrophe is a test of what kind of society we’ve built. And each recovery offers a chance, however fleeting, to build another.
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Anna Rhodes, Max Besbris: Losing your neighborhood to climate change is sometimes necessary

Anna Rhodes, Max Besbris: Losing your neighborhood to climate change is sometimes necessary

Why Hurricane Harvey flooding victims struggled to imagine moving away from a place they called home even when their homes had just been destroyed.
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The ‘old American dream,’ a trap as the floods keep coming
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The ‘old American dream,’ a trap as the floods keep coming

In Houston’s poorest neighborhoods, an unfamiliar winter storm stoked a familiar anguish, one fueled by recurring floods and what residents see as a pattern of neglect.
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A climate plan in Texas focuses on minorities. Not everyone likes it

For years, money for flood protection in the Houston area went mostly to richer neighborhoods. A new approach prioritizes minority communities, and it's stirring up resentments.

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‘Toxic stew’ stirred up by disasters poses long-term danger, new findings show
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‘Toxic stew’ stirred up by disasters poses long-term danger, new findings show

Wildfires and hurricanes are pushing chemicals into the environment, with health effects that scientists are just beginning to understand.
As storms keep coming, FEMA spends billions in ‘cycle’ of damage and repair
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As storms keep coming, FEMA spends billions in ‘cycle’ of damage and repair

FEMA has paid out billions for disaster recovery efforts. But many projects seem to be undertaken in defiance of climate change, leaving structures nearly as vulnerable as before.
As storms keep coming, FEMA spends billions in ‘cycle’ of damage and repair
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As storms keep coming, FEMA spends billions in ‘cycle’ of damage and repair

FEMA has paid out billions for disaster recovery efforts. But many projects seem to be undertaken in defiance of climate change, leaving structures nearly as vulnerable as before.
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