Bureaucracy usually mires construction projects in delays. Florida is trying to buck that norm.
Floridians spend millions litigating insurance disputes after hurricanes. There's a better way.
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It's high time for Congress to end a program that routinely goes into debt providing subsidies to wealthy people living in high-risk areas.
The doomsday consensus around climate change is "manufactured," says scientist Judith Curry.
The legislation, which forbids shipping anything between American ports in ships that are not U.S. built and crewed, is just another a special deal that one industry has scammed out of Congress.
We couldn't find any negative review of physicist Steven Koonin's Unsettled that disputed its claims directly or even described them accurately.
It shouldn't be the federal government's responsibility to protect wealthy homeowners from the inevitable.
The maritime industry inserted some protectionism into the National Defense Authorization Act.
The G Word, a new documentary, only occasionally covers serious issues. But it opts not to do honest reporting.
He's fully licensed, but not in the right state.
It’s only one vessel, but the U.S. domestic shipping cartel, protected by the awful Jones Act, is screaming about it.
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The island is begging the Biden administration to allow foreign ships to bring fuel to help restore power. But entrenched maritime interests balk at competition.
Increasing weather damage costs are not reliable evidence for climate change.
The risk of dying from extreme weather since the 1920s has dropped by 99.75 percent.
The ruling may well be both correct and consistent with the same court's earlier ruling in favor of a different set of plaintiffs arising from the same events. But the opinion does still have a few notable flaws.
The decision is significant in itself and has important implications for other cases where the government deliberately damages private property in the process of coping with natural disasters.
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High prices can bring much-needed supplies into a disaster zone.
Research suggests that inundations are increasing because climate change makes hurricanes linger longer. The good news is that normalized losses from hurricanes aren't increasing.
Unclear and contradictory procedure guidelines slowed down relief efforts in Puerto Rico in 2017. Will it happen again this year? Probably.
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Extreme weather events around the globe have tripled since the 1980s, but what's happening in the U.S.?
Not yet in the United States, new studies suggest
At the height of the agency's deployments in the summer of 2017, 54 percent of staff were serving in a capacity for which they were not fully qualified.
Texas Court Rules Deliberate Flooding of Private Property by State Government in Wake of Hurricane Harvey can be a Taking
The ruling concerns flooding of property undertaken by the San Jacinto River Authority in order to mitigate the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Issues raised in the case are similar to those at stake in ongoing federal court litigation.
Absolute losses increased, but the proportion of losses relative to global GDP has dropped
Trump blaming the budget deficit on hurricanes is much the same as those on the left who are trying to pin the blame on last year's corporate tax cuts.
Price gouging is not the evil many officials make it out to be.
But she never should have faced criminal charges in the first place.
Tammie Hedges is facing upward of a dozen charges related to the medical care she freely provided to the animals.
But several questions remain unanswered.
It's called supply and demand.
If you need help during a disaster, look to the locals before the government.
What are necessary public safety protections in calm weather become life-threatening red tape when disaster strikes.
The "Waffle House Index" shows some differences between the private and public sector when it comes to emergency preparedness.
But yeah, I'm sure FEMA is ready for Hurricane Florence.
If FEMA's prior record when it comes to disaster response is any indication, the agency is not going to handle this well.
Everything from preparations through recovery will be more expensive, thanks to tariffs on steel, aluminum, and timber.
Disasters result from policies adopted and choices made before and after a natural hazard strikes.
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NOAA finds that hurricanes, fires, floods, and droughts caused $306 billion in losses last year.
Free money and poor oversight sap the incentive of localities to prepare for disasters or respond to them effectively.