Baby Sea Lions Are Dying

Sea lions in rehab at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach, Calif. NOAA via Pacific Marine Mammal Center

Here’s why.

After Hurricane Katrina, Poor Black Women Were Largely Ignored, Study Says

Protesters block demolition equipment from entering a portion of the B.W. Cooper public housing complex in New Orleans in December 2007. Alex Brandon/AP

Ten years later, some women say they feel like they were better off before the storm.

No One Is Ready for the Next Katrina

NOAA/Wikimedia Commons

Climate change is making catastrophic floods more likely, and US politicians are doing little to prepare.

The Raging Future of American Wildfires

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The risk of major blazes could increase 600 percent by mid-century, say scientists.

The Drought Isn’t Just a California Problem

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States, is 38 percent full. It forms part of the border between Nevada and Arizona. John Locher/AP

A rundown of other Western states in the middle of serious dry spells


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