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Why it's so dangerous to walk through floodwaters

Floodwaters might not immediately look dangerous, but they can put you at risk of injuries, diseases and exposure to hazardous materials.

Disasters make 14 million people homeless each year.

About 14 million people are being made homeless on average each year as a result of sudden disasters such as floods and storms, new figures show.

Eight of the ten countries with the highest levels of displacement and housing loss are in South and Southeast Asia

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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.

Bryan Tamowski for POLITICO

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Mid-air turbulence set to triple due to climate change, scientists warn.

Commercial airliners will be buffeted by up to three times more turbulence in future decades, according to a new report.

Commercial airliners will be buffeted by up to three times more turbulence in future decades, according to a new report.

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Divided US solar sector spars over trade relief at hearing.

U.S. solar manufacturers on Tuesday asked federal trade officials to impose tariffs on cheap foreign-made panels, clashing with companies who rely on those products to build low-priced projects that can compete with gas and coal.

(Reuters) - U.S. solar manufacturers on Tuesday asked federal trade officials to impose tariffs on cheap foreign-made panels, clashing with companies who rely on those products to build low-priced projects that can compete with gas and coal.

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One of the clearest signs of climate change in Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey was the rain.

Warmer temperatures are increasing the energy and moisture available to hurricanes.

As Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria plowed through unusually warm oceans this summer, each one broke records, startling even the scientists who study extreme weather.

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Boom and busted.

In trying to untangle a mysterious herring collapse from the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, scientists in Prince William Sound are revealing just how resilient—and unpredictable—marine ecosystems can be.

On a cold day in June, Scott Pegau leans toward the passenger window of a Cessna floatplane and peers out at the teal waters of Prince William Sound. The glacier-rimmed pocket of seawater on the southern coast of Alaska is protected from the open ocean by a string of rugged islands. It is both moody and alluring. Clouds dally on the snowy peaks and fray against the forested hillsides. The sea is flat and frigid, except for a single row of waves lapping at the rocky shore.

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