How to navigate hurricane season as states loosen COVID-19 restrictions ￼
We spoke to Angela Clendenin, a public health expert at Texas A&M University, about the importance of emergency management and public health officials working together.
This is the first Q&A in a series about hurricane preparation and response during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Disaster management is a key tool for climate adaptation
The latest IPCC report notes the importance of consulting marginalized groups while coping with disasters. That means policies and practices need to be changed.
Community-owned mobile parks keep eviction at bay. Can they work in North Carolina?
Although Southern states hold the largest share of manufactured housing (mobile homes) in the country, few communities are resident-owned, leaving them vulnerable to developers, and eviction.
Nobody warned Texans about the public health risks of the winter storm
Without advance warning about the true scale of power outages and the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning, local officials say they were caught off guard, leaving residents to fend for themselves.
How southwest Louisiana mobilized to shelter unhoused people during the winter storm
Six months after Hurricane Laura, Lake Charles is still in a state of disrepair. The deep freeze has slowed recovery even more.
Low-income Texans already face frigid temperatures at home. Then the winter storm hit.
Poor energy efficiency and weatherization standards in Southern states made it even harder for people to stay warm and safe.
How the government fails low-income renters after natural disasters
Renters in Texas are suing state and federal agencies, alleging their policies have had a “disparate impact on minority households.”
Climate change is threatening historic African American sites in the South
Nonprofits and volunteers are working to preserve African American cultural and historic sites vulnerable to flooding and other environmental threats.