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A collapsed house, downed trees, and downed power lines are seen in Mississippi following Hurricane Katrina in September, 2005.

Hurricanes on the scale of Katrina and Harvey are now 3 times more likely than a century ago: ‘We cannot hope to combat storms’

A new study reveals that extremely damaging hurricanes are becoming more frequent relative to moderate storms, likely due to climate change.
A satellite view of Paradise, California, on November 8, 2018 as a wildfire tears though the town.

Photos from space reveal what climate change looks like, from melting Arctic ice to rampant California fires

Extreme weather events like hurricanes, droughts, and wildfires are linked to climate change. Such phenomena can be seen from space.
The ship, Arctic Sunrise, surrounded by ice floes in the ocean near Svalbard, Norway.

Melting ice is slowing down the Atlantic ocean’s circulation system. Yes, that’s similar to what happens in ‘The Day After Tomorrow....

A new UN report found global oceans could rise 3 feet by 2100 due in part to melting ice. That melt could also slow the Atlantic ocean current system.
People walk the flooded waters on Hopper Road, September 19, 2019, in Houston, Texas.

A tropical storm is flooding Texas with up to 43 inches of rain, just 2 weeks after Hurricane Dorian. Here’s why storms are getting stronger, sl...

Officials say flooding from Imelda is worse than that of Hurricane Harvey. Climate change is making storms stronger, wetter, and more frequent.
People wade through a flooded street after Hurricane Barry in Mandeville, Louisiana, July 13, 2019.

Life-saving tips that could help in almost any natural disaster, from fires to hurricanes

Less than half of Americans say they are prepared for a disaster. Here's what to remember if one strikes.
The forecast path of Hurricane Dorian, accurate as of 2:00 a.m. ET on Friday, September 6.

Hurricane Dorian is lashing North Carolina, with Virginia and other states in its path. Here is where and when it’s due to go next

Hurricane Dorian is bringing winds "near hurricane force" and "life-threatening" storm surge to North Carolina, the National Hurricane Center said.
A Deltec home remains standing in Mexico Beach, Florida, after Hurricane Michael.

These round homes have survived every major hurricane in the last 50 years, including Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. Take a look.

Deltec Homes' round, aerodynamic designs have withstood previous hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Michael.
The hurricane-proof home was made with more than 600,000 plastic bottles.

A house made of plastic soda bottles can withstand winds twice as strong as a Category 5 hurricane. Take a look inside.

Hurricanes are becoming stronger and more devastating, generating a need for technologies to keep homes safe during storms.

Hurricane Dorian brought a 23-foot-high wall of water to parts of the Bahamas. Here’s what a storm surge is and why it’s so dangerous.

Dorian's storm surge could flood coastal communities in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with 4 to 7 feet of water.

Hurricane Dorian is set to wreak havoc on air travel — here’s what you need to know about flights

With Hurricane Dorian bearing bearing towards the US on Monday after battering the Bahamas, here's what you need to know about flights.