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Natural disasters news and analysis from The Nation
May 25, 2017
What Happens to a Country When So Many of Its Workers Migrate?
About a third of Nepal’s GDP comes from remittances sent back from overseas.
March 29, 2017
Trump’s Climate Order May Make it Harder to Prepare for Natural Disasters
The president rolled back two directives meant to protect communities from the effects of climate change.
January 23, 2017
Trump’s Anti-Abortion Order Is Actually Likely to Increase Abortions
The reinstatement of the “Global Gag Rule” means poor women in foreign countries will have narrower access to contraception and other health-care services.
September 6, 2016
Maine’s Governor Puts His State on Fracking’s Front Lines
The gap between climate justice and climate policy is now so profound that it jeopardizes Americans’ rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
August 29, 2016
My Drowning City Is a Harbinger of Climate Slums to Come
Federal legislation is hastening the collapse of working class neighborhoods near water.
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August 25, 2016
The United States Has an Emergency Fund for Natural Disasters. Why Not for Pandemics?
Zika is spreading in Florida, and Congress still hasn’t released money for a response.
November 10, 2015
Splinterlands: The View From 2050
A dystopian fictional tour of the world that awaits us.
September 4, 2015
New Orleans: Reflections on the Week That Was
On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, residents reflect on the changes of the last decade.
Roberta Brandes Gratz
August 27, 2015
After a Disaster Like Katrina, Water, Food, and Shelter Are Not Enough
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, residents are still fighting scam contractors and FEMA.
August 27, 2015
Waiting for the Presidents in New Orleans
George Bush flew over us. Barack Obama sent his deputies. But both eventually landed, and both leave behind plenty more work toward our recovery.