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Hurricane Harvey's toxic impact deeper than public told

As first responders and residents struggled to save lives and property during the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey, the release of toxic chemicals was largely overlooked. But now we are finding out the truth was kept from the public.

Science confirms Hurricane Harvey made worse by climate change

When Hurricane Harvey dumped 60 inches of rain in Houston, Texas in August, many people described the event as "biblical." And in a new study of this year's hurricane season, scientists conclude we need to be prepared for more of these extreme events.

Review: Tritonal superb at Electric Zoo, dedicate a track to Texas Special

New York City - On September 2, electronic duo Tritonal performed on the elephant-themed main stage at "Electric Zoo: The 6th Boro" for a good turnout.

Michael Dell is raising $100 million to rebuild Houston

On Friday, tech billionaire Michael Dell broke his silence on what he plans to do for Houston, his home town that's been devastated by catastrophic flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Arkema chemical plant had help in blocking EPA safety regulations

Two blasts at the Arkema SA chemical plant in Crosby, Texas, about 25 miles northeast of Houston, shook the area early Thursday, sending billowing plumes of black smoke into the sky. The company warns there could be more explosions.

Harvey forecast — Innovations in meteorology and climate science

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) in Reading, U.K has a hurricane prediction model that is considered the "gold-standard" globally. But two NOAA and NWS innovations used on Harvey have changed the playing field.

Only 15 percent of homeowners in Houston have flood insurance

Tens of thousands of people in the Houston area of Texas have been displaced, with the long-term damages from Hurricane Harvey expected to be as much as $100 billion, yet only 15 percent of homes in the area are covered by flood insurance.

Harvey's rainfall so extreme, new colors have been added to maps

With the feet of rainfall associated with Hurricane Harvey making landfall Friday night and the unbelievable amount of rains that have continued to pummel Texas, the National Weather Service had to add additional colors to their rainfall maps.

Louisiana requests fuel waiver ahead of possible gas shortages

With Tropical Storm Harvey forecast to slowly move to the Northeast after spinning erratically to the south-southeast for a day or two, a state of Emergency has been declared in Louisiana. The state has, in turn, requested a fuel waiver.

Oil markets roiled as impacts from Harvey sink in with industry

Houston - Oil markets are in turmoil today as investors and other stakeholders assess the financial impact of Hurricane Harvey. In the meantime, gasoline futures are soaring while oil futures are going in the opposite direction.

Update: Trump declares disaster as Harvey makes landfall

Rockport - Hurricane Harvey came ashore as a Category 4 storm around 10 p.m. on the Texas coast over the northern end of San Jose Island about 4 miles (6 kilometers) east of Rockport Friday night.

Update on 'life threatening' Category 3 Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane and Tropical storm warnings are posted all along the Gulf Coast as Hurricane Harvey slowly makes it way onshore, bringing with it "biblical" amounts of rainfall and unprecedented devastation.

Gas prices at the pump rise as Harvey comes ashore

Corpus Christi - Energy companies have been forced to shut down or temporarily evacuate oil and natural gas platforms and refining facilities in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Texas coast as Hurricane Harvey barrels ashore, possibly as a Category 3 storm.

Update: Harvey expected to dump three feet of rain on Texas

Corpus Christi - Hurricane Harvey is moving in on the Texas coast tonight, bringing with it the potential for torrential rains, winds of up to 125 mph and a storm surge of 12-feet. Evacuations are underway as Texas battens down the hatches.
 

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