Women in domestic violence shelters are among the most vulnerable during natural disasters. Without a network of friends and family, they often find themselves wondering how to get out of a storm's path.
The impacts of Harvey are raising questions about what cities can do to prepare for flooding events. Dale Morris, who directs the Dutch government's water management efforts in the US, offers some advice.
Tropical Storm Harvey has led to unprecedented flooding in Texas, driving thousands out of their homes. In the Greater Houston area, some of those displaced by catastrophic flooding are finding refuge inside local mosques.
An oil tanker sitting 60 miles off the coast of Texas holds $100 million worth of crude oil. But for now, no one knows who's allowed to sell it, who the buyer is or even where the oil will eventually go.
Some migrant families with young children detained shortly after arriving from Central America are sent to live with relatives in the US as they await their date in court. That transition — suddenly being released — can be frightening and overwhelming. But there is one effort in McAllen, Texas, to help these migrants during their first few minutes on US soil.
China has the NBA's largest international fan base, and the league is making a big play for Chinese viewers with a TV deal and special Chinese-themed uniforms for the Lunar New Year. But while it might be good business, what do Chinese Americans think of the jerseys?
The Mexican government tried to get the execution of Edgar Tamayo Arias suspended. They say Arias' case should have been reviewed. US officials agreed. But Texas said no and Wednesday night Arias was executed. Now Mexicans are outraged over his execution.
Texas is the biggest climate polluter in the U.S. It’s also is also extremely vulnerable to some of the impacts of climate change. But the state’s most prominent politicians say they don't believe that climate change is real. It all adds up to a big problem for Texas and the rest of us.
A category 4 tornado swept through Ciudad Acuña, a town situated on the Mexico-US border, just across the border from Del Rio, Texas. And, heavy rains from the storm system have flooded parts of Texas. Here are some photos of the aftermath.