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

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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

19 Heartbreaking Photos of Hurricane Katrina’s Aftermath

Mark Murrmann

Here’s what I saw in New Orleans 10 years ago.

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