FEMA Had a Plan for Responding to a Hurricane in Puerto Rico — But It Doesn’t Want You to See It

The disaster-relief agency, under fire after Hurricane Maria, won’t release the plan, even as a comparable document for Hawaii remains public. by Justin Elliott and Decca Muldowney The Federal Emergency Management Agency, citing unspecified “potentially… Read More

Still Waiting for FEMA in Texas and Florida After Hurricanes

HOUSTON — Outside Rachel Roberts’s house, a skeleton sits on a chair next to the driveway, a skeleton child on its lap, an empty cup in its hand and a sign at its feet that… Read More

Global pollution kills 9m a year and threatens ‘survival of human societies’

Pollution kills at least nine million people and costs trillions of dollars every year, according to the most comprehensive global analysis to date, which warns the crisis “threatens the continuing survival of human societies”. Toxic… Read More

Mr. Toxicity Zaps America

by Robert Hunziker America’s all-time-leading heartless anti-science zealot EPA Administrator Scott “Mr. Toxicity” Pruitt, as of March 2017, nixed his own agency’s proposal of 2015 to ban the toxic chemical chlorpyrifos, an insecticide that attacks… Read More

Trump gives Puerto Rico response a grade of 10 out of 10

President Trump on Thursday said the federal response to #hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico deserves a grade of 10 out of 10 as he met at the White House with Ricardo Rosselló, the governor of the U.S…. Read More

Everyone Knew Houston’s Reservoirs Would Flood — Except for the People Who Bought Homes Inside Them

by Neena Satija, The Texas Tribune and Reveal, Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune, and Al Shaw, ProPublica This story was co-published with The Texas Tribune. When Jeremy Boutor moved to a master-planned community in Houston’s… Read More