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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...

Relaxed environmental regulations heighten risk during natural disasters

Brian J. Gerber, Arizona State University and Melanie Gall, Arizona State University Heavy rains following Hurricane Florence have raised concerns over the release of toxic...

Want to help after hurricanes? Give cash, not diapers

Julia Brooks, Harvard University Some companies and community groups didn’t wait for Hurricane Florence to make landfall before organizing donation drives. But as a researcher...

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...

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Explainer: what's the difference between an outbreak and an epidemic?

By Arinjay Banerjee, University of Saskatchewan More than 8,000 people have died from Ebola in West Africa since February 2014 and it has spread beyond...