natural-disasters

Congress tried to cut subsidies for homes in flood zones. It was harder than they thought.

After widespread public protests, lawmakers are reconsidering earlier reforms to the nation's flood insurance program.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Oct 30, 2013
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These 20 cities have the most to lose from rising sea levels

As more people more to the coastal cities, flooding damage is expected to increase tenfold between now and 2050.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Aug 20, 2013
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Superman’s battle with Zod cost $2 trillion, killed 129,000 people

The Battle of Smallville took a huge economic and human toll on Metropolis.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jun 21, 2013
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A short history of violent tornadoes in the United States

Severe tornadoes don't seem to be getting more common in the United States. But more and more people are living in tornado zones.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • May 21, 2013
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The government is spending way more on disaster relief than anybody thought

A new report finds Congress has spent at least $136 billion on disaster relief since 2011. And those costs could keep rising in the years ahead.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 29, 2013
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