Concerned about the threat of major mudslides in Oso, Washington, officials considered buying out property owners. But homebuilding was allowed to continue, raising questions of liability.
As a winter storm churns eastward, much of the country is bracing for the month's second arctic blast. What cold-weather-hardened Midwesterners and other experts teach us about surviving the cold.
As investigators look for the cause and impact of a chemical spill in West Virginia, officials say it’s likely to be days before public water supplies are declared safe enough for some 300,000 residents.
A chemical spill in Charleston, W.Va., has compromised water supplies and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in nine counties.
Torrential flooding in northern Colorado destroyed homes, damaged highways, and rerouted rivers. Many of the issues now facing residents and communities have come into sharp focus in the small town of Lyons.