Climate Change Is Kicking the Insurance Industry’s Butt

A house in New Jersey damaged by Hurricane Sandy is still abandoned nearly two years after the storm. Akira Suwa/Philadelphia Inquirer/ZUMA

As disaster-related losses soar, insurance is more difficult to come by.

“She Was Screaming in the Tub”

Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk

And other horrific tales from West Virginia’s chemical nightmare.

The County Council Election That Could Make or Break Big Coal


Voters in rural Washington could decide the fate of millions of tons of coal exports to China.

A Texan Tragedy: Ample Oil, No Water

James West/Climate Desk

Fracking boom sucks away precious water from beneath the ground, leaving cattle dead, farms bone-dry and people thirsty.

Sequester Guts Wildfire Prevention, Sets Up Bigger Blazes

In Arizona's Coconino National Forest, wildfire crew boss Skyler Lofgren chops down a problematic pine. Tim McDonnell/Climate Desk

…and leaves locals to pick up the tab.


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