Hurricane Irma Looms, but It’s Too Early to Predict Landfall

The thought of a Category 3 hurricane approaching, as thousands reel from Harvey, is daunting. But experts are days away from understanding its impact.

Deadly Hurricanes Are Nothing New to Texas

By DANIEL VICTOR August 25, 2017 Texas has been through this before. As residents brace for the arrival of Hurricane Harvey and the devastating flooding it’s projected to bring, here’s a look back at some notable storms that have brought havoc to...

As Tropical Storm Harvey Strengthens, Texas Braces for Hurricane Conditions

Gov. Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster ahead of the expected rain and wind, conditions that would also affect the lower Mississippi Valley and Louisiana.

Hurricane Season, Already Busy, May Get Even Busier

By HENRY FOUNTAIN August 9, 2017 Government forecasters said Wednesday that the Atlantic hurricane season, already a busy one, may be the busiest since 2010 and is likely to produce two to five major hurricanes. “There’s a possibility that the...

Climate-Altering Gases Spiked in 2016, Federal Scientists Report

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration attributed the increase in part to the El Niño weather pattern. Its report makes no mention of human contributions.