Climate Change Is Destroying My Country. The Rich World Must Help.

Islands like the Bahamas are paying the price for wealthier nations’ emissions — an injustice crying out for a global remedy.

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The Greek Alphabet Will No Longer Be Used to Name Hurricanes

Nine Greek letters were pressed into service in last year’s busy Atlantic hurricane season. Officials said they left people confused.

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NOAA Officials Feared Firings After Trump’s Hurricane Claims, Inspector General Says

The report examined the aftermath of Mr. Trump’s insistence that Hurricane Dorian was headed toward Alabama, which government forecasters contradicted.

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Caribbean, Struggling in the Pandemic, Braces for Hurricane Season

Scientists predict this hurricane season will be severe. But countries in the region, with economies burdened by the pandemic and the devastation of past hurricanes, have not been able to fully prepare.

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Inquiry Prompted by Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Claim Is Being Blocked, Investigator Says

The Commerce Department is impeding findings into whether it coerced the top NOAA official to support President Trump’s inaccurate claim that Dorian would hit Alabama, the department’s inspector general said.

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NOAA Chief Violated Ethics Code in Furor Over Trump Tweet, Agency Says

Neil Jacobs violated the agency’s scientific integrity policy with a statement last year backing the president’s inaccurate claim that a hurricane was headed for Alabama, a panel found.

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Evacuating for a Hurricane: How to Prepare Yourself

Here are some tips for getting ready: Make a plan, bring documents, close lids, clear the yard, blast the freezer.

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