Natural Disasters Cost $3.8 Trillion Since 1980, World Bank Says

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The number of disasters, and the total cost, are both on the rise.

All Over the World, Hurricane Records Keep Breaking

Super Typhoon Haiyan as it made landfall in the Philippines. NOAA

Super Typhoon Haiyan was a terrifyingly intense storm…and so were many others around the globe in the last decade.

Meet the Computer Geek Who Took on Ken Cuccinelli—and Won

Climate scientist Michael Mann speaks alongside Terry McAuliffe at a campaign event in Virginia. McAuliffe campaign

Michael Mann didn’t come to politics. Politics came to him.

Watch the World’s Forests Disappear on Google Earth

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888,000 square miles of forest disappeared in the last decade. New maps show where.

Philippines Faces “Nightmare” Recovery in Haiyan’s Wake

Marines carry an injured Filipino woman on a stretcher for medical attention, assisted by a Philippine Air Force airman at Vilamore Air Base, Manila. Caleb Hoover/U.S. Marines/ZUMAPRESS.com

Bodies are piling up and camps for survivors are in chaos as relief workers struggle to get help where its needed.

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