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Hurricane Harvey: Houston Has No Quick Way to Get Rid of Floodwater - Scientific American

People make their way through a flooded street during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Credit: Brendan Smialowski Getty Images. Advertisement. Hurricane turned Tropical Storm Harvey has pounded Houston since last ...and more »

What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme? - The Conversation US

The rainfall from Harvey has now exceeded the amount from the previous record-bearer, Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel. What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme? August 29, 2017 2.57pm EDT. Russ Schumacher. Author. Russ ...and more »

UN extends solidarity to flood-devastated Texas after record-shattering rainfall - UN News Centre

Texas National Guard soldiers assist residents affected by flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston (August 27th 2017). Photo: U.S. Department of Defense ?Share. Print. 29 August 2017 – The United Nations is reacting to the devastating images ...and more »

Melania Trump, Off to Texas, Finds Herself on Thin Heels - New York Times

When is a shoe not just a shoe? When it is a pair of very high, needle-thin heels worn by the first lady of the United States on her way to the site of a natural disaster. Then it becomes a symbol for what many see as the disconnect between the Trump ...and more »

After Harvey, many Texans will think differently about hurricane risks - The Conversation US

Interstate 69 in Humble, Texas is covered by floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. AP Photo/David J. Phillip. After Harvey, many Texans will think differently about hurricane risks. August 30, 2017 8.06pm EDT. Wanyun Shao ...and more »

How a Disaster's Economic Impacts Are Calculated - The Atlantic

Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. Tropical Storm Harvey had not stopped raining on Texas before the first estimates emerged as to how many billions of dollars in damages would result from the ...and more »

Scientists Aren't Sure What Climate Change Did to Harvey - Gizmodo

Hurricane Harvey and its remnants have quickly become one of the worst natural disasters in US history. The unprecedented duration and intensity of the storm has sparked a heated debate about how much climate change is to blame. The short answer is ...and more »

Don't blame climate change for the Hurricane Harvey disaster – blame society - The Conversation UK

Ilan Kelman currently receives funding from UK and Norway research councils as well as a range of private sector, non-governmental, and international organisations to research, analyse, and reduce vulnerability to disasters. He co-directs the NGO Risk ...and more »

Storm Harvey's rainfall likely linked to climate change: UN - Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The volume of rainfall from Tropical Storm Harvey is probably linked to climate change associated with global warming that increases the amount of moisture in the atmosphere, the U.N. weather agency said on Tuesday. Samaritans help ...and more »

Obama thanks first responders in Hurricane Harvey - The Hill (blog)

Former President Barack Obama · Barack Hussein ObamaPatagonia files suit against Trump cuts to Utah monuments Former Dem Tenn. gov to launch Senate bid: report Eighth Franken accuser comes forward as Dems call for resignation MORE on Sunday thanked ...and more »