Climate change, left unchecked, is expected to make the U.S. poorer and more unequal. (Pictured: A house in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.)
The U.S. is particularly liable to damage from climate change. Here are the parts of the country the president just put at even more risk.
Those affected by this week's flooding share pictures and comments amid allegations that the mainstream media hasn’t done enough to cover the catastrophe.
An article in The Lancet argues that earthquakes are particularly devastating when compared with other natural disasters. Earthquakes "frequently affect populous urban areas with poor structural standards" and they impair emergency responders. Shifting tectonic plates killed more than 780,000 people in the last decade. (more)
Are we a nation of brothers who come to the aid of each other? Or are we just a crowd of folks out for ourselves? Why have a country if we don't use it to help each other?
New details are emerging that indicate the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan is far worse than previously known, with three of the four affected reactors experiencing full meltdowns. Meanwhile, in the U.S., massive flooding along the Missouri River has put Nebraska's two nuclear plants, both near Omaha, on alert.