A levee saves one town but threatens others
VALLEY PARK, Mo. — Can one town's solution to flooding be another town's nemesis? The question goes to the heart of a long-running debate in suburban St. Louis, where a half-dozen communities along the lower Meramec River are grappling with the worst back-to-back floods in recent memory.
States don't track cost of hurricanes, other perils — Pew
Every state experiences disasters, yet few track how much they spend to manage and recover from those events, according to a new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
'Catastrophe bond' used to shore up struggling flood program
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will try to acquire up to $275 million in flood reinsurance protection through capital markets by issuing its first-ever flood catastrophe bond, according to the financial tracking service Artemis.
FEMA 'is no Amazon' for recovery — deputy chief
The Federal Emergency Management Agency doesn't shy from criticisms of the government's response to the 2017 hurricane season, the agency's second in command said yesterday.
U.N. council is warned that warming creates 'cycle of conflict'
The Trump administration has downplayed climate change as a national security risk. But the U.N. Security Council was warned this week that rising temperatures are inextricably linked to human conflict.