The environment

Nine months after devastating flooding, Central Michigan residents are left abandoned

By Luke Galvin, 30 December 2020

After flooding caused by dam failures in May inundated large sections of Midland County, residents face economic and ecological disaster at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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10 September 2019

Heavy snow storm exposes depth of social crisis in US Pacific Northwest

By Kayla Costa, 14 February 2019

Winter Storm Nadia brought record snowfall and low temperatures to Washington and Oregon, imposing harsh burdens on the homeless, poor and working class.

Hurricane Michael leaves trail of death and destruction in southeastern US

By Daniel de Vries, 12 October 2018

The death toll, which currently stands at six, will almost certainly rise as emergency personnel gain access to more communities laid to waste by the storm.

Estimated death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria rises to 450

By Rafael Azul, 20 October 2017

Amidst a systematic cover-up of the true scale of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, Trump declared yesterday that the response of the US government was a “10.”

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1 September 2017

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28 August 2017

France, Germany seize upon US withdrawal from climate pact to push geopolitical interests

By Peter Schwarz, 3 June 2017

Merkel and Macron are seeking to build up the EU to make it a global power capable of competing with the US for markets, investment opportunities and strategic influence.

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3 June 2017

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15 March 2017

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4 January 2017

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21 November 2016

Another major earthquake strikes central Italy

By Marc Wells, 31 October 2016

At 7:41 a.m. on Sunday, Italians in the central area of Marche and Umbria were woken by a violent earthquake, measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale.

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20 June 2016

Air Force base jet fuel spill threatens Albuquerque water supply

By Stuart Winter and Charles Abelard, 10 April 2015

Air Force officials say the fuel has been leaking from an underground pipe for at least 40 years dating back to the 1970s.

Climate change marches draw large crowds

By Daniel de Vries, 22 September 2014

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in New York City to demand action on climate change.

FEMA cuts aid to West Virginians affected by chemical spill

By Nick Barrickman, 19 February 2014

The Obama administration has done everything in its power to shelter negligent energy corporations as they move to defend their profits in the wake of disasters caused by their own policies.

Australia: Research links mining to high lead levels in Mount Isa

By Mark Church, 28 June 2013

A new study demonstrates that mining activity is directly responsible for the health risks to residents, especially children.