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Why call recent disasters ‘natural’ when they really aren’t?
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Why call recent disasters ‘natural’ when they really aren’t?

Wildfires, storms, and viruses now are exacerbated by climate change. Perhaps we should call them what they are: disasters of our own making.
Disaster preparedness was once an American pastime. Is it back?
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Disaster preparedness was once an American pastime. Is it back?

Prepping was seen as a fringe hobby for survivalists and reality TV. Then came the pandemic.
How much are beetles to blame for 2020 fires?
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How much are beetles to blame for 2020 fires?

It’s not just hot, dry conditions and fire suppression that has exacerbated 2020's western fires. There’s also the attack of the beetles to consider.
How Hurricane Laura hastened Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing wetlands
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How Hurricane Laura hastened Louisiana’s rapidly disappearing wetlands

Strong storms temporarily change an ecosystem, and over time, they could help permanently alter it.
How a Hurricane Laura forecast predicted an ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge

How a Hurricane Laura forecast predicted an ‘unsurvivable’ storm surge

Initial reports suggest some Gulf Coast towns were spared, while others may have seen 20 feet of water.
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COVID-19 complicates an already dire wildfire season

COVID-19 complicates an already dire wildfire season

"None of us have ever had to do this before”: Firefighting teams innovate to avoid disease as they protect people.
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What happens when natural disasters strike during a pandemic?

What happens when natural disasters strike during a pandemic?

“Disasters don’t stop for a virus.” And national response teams are already feeling the strain.
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