Earth Science

Andrew was a monster; Irma could blow it out of the water

Sep 8, 2017

A quarter century ago, monstrous Hurricane Andrew reshaped South Florida; but fearsome Irma is just so much bigger _ and likely to be far worse

The Latest: Former US presidents expanding storm appeal

Sep 7, 2017

Former U.S. presidents are expanding an appeal originally planned to raise money for organizations helping victims of Harvey to now include those affected by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma likely to be far worse than monster Andrew

Sep 7, 2017

For South Florida, Hurricane Andrew was the monster storm that changed everything; Irma likely to be far worse

AP Exclusive: Most Florida flood zone property not insured

Sep 7, 2017

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows that the number of federal flood insurance policies written in the state has fallen by 15 percent

Correction: Hurricanes-Q&A story

Sep 7, 2017

Correction: Hurricanes-Q&A story

Trump pick to head NASA faces fight over climate comments

Sep 6, 2017

The nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma to become the first member of Congress to oversee NASA has received an early endorsement from a key committee chairman

Science Says: Sorting the 'spaghetti' of hurricane scenarios

Sep 5, 2017

Forecasters turn to a 'spaghetti' of computer simulations to predict a hurricane's path and strength

Ex-college player who inspired ice bucket challenge honored

Sep 5, 2017

A Massachusetts man who inspired the ice bucket challenge has been honored for helping to raise millions of dollars for Lou Gehrig's disease research

Trump order cramps rebuilding stronger against floods

Aug 31, 2017

President Donald Trump's roll back of an order by his predecessor on building in flood plains makes rebuilding to withstand mega storms like Harvey more difficult

Trump order undermines rebuilding better for future floods

Aug 30, 2017

President Donald Trump's decision to roll back an order by his predecessor on building in flood plains has new resonance with much of the Texas Gulf Coast and Houston under water in the wake of Harvey

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