El Niño Triggered Disease Outbreaks Across Globe

Increased sea surface temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean characterizes an El Niño, which is followed by weather changes throughout the world. Photo: NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio The 2015 to 2016 El Niño event brought weather conditions that triggered … Read More

Puerto Rico governor raises Hurricane Maria death toll from 64 to 2,975

In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) Puerto … Read More

Extreme hurricanes and wildfires made 2017 the most costly U.S. disaster year on record

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria combined with devastating Western wildfires and other natural catastrophes to make 2017 the most expensive year on record for disasters in the United States, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported Monday. The disasters caused $306 billion in … Read More