Feds Offering Emergency Loans To Most Illinois Farmers After Extensive FloodingFarmers in every county in Illinois except one have been made eligible to receive low-interest loans from the federal government, to help them recover from extensive damage caused by flooding.
Study: More People Could Survive A Tsunami If They Walk FasterAbout 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the U.S. if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
Emerald Ash Borer Called 'Natural Disaster' In Vernon HillsThe emerald ash borer is attacking trees in Vernon Hills, in what one village official calls a “natural disaster.”