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The dirt on soil loss from the Midwest floods

Jim Ippolito, Colorado State University and Mahdi Al-Kaisi, Iowa State University As devastating images of the 2019 Midwest floods fade from view, an insidious and...

Why flood insurance needs an overhaul: 6 questions answered

Robert W. Klein, Georgia State University Editor’s note: The Trump administration plans to significantly revamp the pricing of flood insurance. While some homeowners would see...

Giant mosquitoes flourish in floodwaters that hurricanes leave behind

Michael Reiskind, North Carolina State University After Hurricane Florence, reports started rolling in of “giant mosquito” sightings – and bitings – throughout North Carolina. What’s...

What is flood insurance and why the system is broken: 6...

Robert W. Klein, Georgia State University Editor’s note: Homeowners generally rely on insurance provided by the federal government to cover the costs of rebuilding their...

Are catastrophic disasters striking more often?

Jay L. Zagorsky, The Ohio State University No sooner had Hurricane Harvey’s record rains receded from Houston and neighboring cities than the residents of Florida...

How flood insurance works: 6 questions answered

Robert W. Klein, Georgia State University Editor’s note: Hurricane Harvey dumped up to 50 inches of rain on parts of Texas and Louisiana last month....

Americans who live far from coasts should also be worried about...

Nina Lam, Louisiana State University Catastrophic flooding in Houston from Hurricane Harvey is the latest reminder that floods kill more people in the United...

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Emily E. Graham, Oklahoma State University The burning wreckage of the 12th-century Notre-Dame de Paris led to an immediate outpouring of grief over the damage...