With historic floods, droughts, and tornadoes, this year has broken the record for the number of billion-dollar calamities
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate is having a busy year with epic flooding, tornadoes, and drought striking the country. Recently, he spoke with The Atlantic
This video from the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife shows how quickly forest fires can spread across bone-dry land on a windy day
Its path, its timing, and its sheer size make this hurricane a perfect storm
It's hard to imagine a time when the U.S. government singled out a racial group, rounded-up more than 100,000 of its members (most of whom were American citizens), and imprisoned them in some of the harshest climates in the country.
Wall Street may be having a rough week, but there's expansion and progress happening underneath New York City's financial institutions
From satires to investigative reports, four decades of Atlantic authors weigh in on gun control
During the 1960s and 70s, protest posters served as rallying cries for peace, as defamations of the federal government, and as tributes to the martyrs of the civil rights movement.
The drought in the Southern United States has reached unprecedented levels
During WWI and WWII, it was commonplace for the U.S. government to ask its citizens for money
An 1896 lament about Italians and Eastern Europeans sounds eerily familiar today
They may not be living on the street, but their lives are highly unstable
High temperatures increase attendance at pools and hike up A/C sales, but 100-plus degree weather has other, deadlier consequences
A 1936 author predicts that the descendents of immigrants will blend into a new, superior American "type"
From Medical Arts Production, a teenage boy's guide to growing up...
Experts are calling this summer's drought a once-in-a-lifetime catastrophe