Robert Reich: State of DisasterJune 2015
As extreme weather marked by tornadoes and flooding continues to sweep across Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has requested–and President Obama has granted–federal help.
Theodoric Meyer: What Happened After Congress Passed a Climate Change Law? Very Little.October 2013
Congress finally attempts to tackle climate change, but with mixed results.
Theodoric Meyer: FEMA Wrongly Placing Homeowners in Flood ZonesJuly 2013
Your house may sit on top of a hill, but that doesn't mean you won't be forced to buy flood insurance.
Theodoric Meyer: Why So Many Flood Maps Are Still Out of DateJuly 2013
"An interview with David R. Maidment, an advisor to FEMA."
Theodoric Meyer: As Need for New Flood Maps Rises, Congress and Obama Cut FundingMay 2013
Congress has cut funding for updating flood maps by more than half since 2010, from $221 million down to $100 million this year.
Robert Lewis & Al Shaw: After Sandy, Government Lends to Rebuild in Flood ZonesMarch 2013
Government loans encourage the reconstruction of areas at risk of repeated flooding.