Hurricane

The town of Juan Asencio in the mountain region of Aguas Buenas suffered severe damage from Hurricane Maria, and many homes in the area are still without power. (Hannah Wiley/Medill)

Northwestern University
Puerto Rico's island-wide blackout Wednesday demonstrates how vulnerable the energy infrastructure remains nearly seven months after the hurricane. How can an entire island still suffer from power volatility? 
Planet Forward, The George Washington University
This August marks the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which remains one of the deadliest and costly hurricanes to ever hit the United States. When the hurricane hit, the resulting surge breached the levees of New Orleans and caused... Read More
The George Washington University Student
The National Climate Assessment predicts a 70% increase in precipitation which will lead to more frequent and dangerous storms in the Northeast region. How prepared are you?
The George Washington University
Rising temperatures mean more trouble for Florida's economy and coastline. 
Video by Matt Seedorff and Leor Reef
Video by Matt Seedorff and Leor Reef
George Washington University
Hurricanes have cost Florida 3.5 billion dollars annually in recent years. With rising oceans and 80% of the population living near the coast these numbers are only expected to worsen. Can we afford inaction?
Planet Forward, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs
When disaster strikes, people look for explanations - why did this happen? How can we prevent it from happening again? Hurricane Sandy is no exception.
Natural disasters can evoke detrimental damage to infrastructure with untold human casualties. According to the Asian Disaster Reduction Center, the frequency and relative ferocity of natural disasters on a global scale has increased, leading to... Read More