Jason Beaubien

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Irma's Caribbean Destruction Sends Tourists Packing For Other Destinations

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, and another major hurricane may be on the way. St. Thomas depends on tourism, and it's uncertain when the tourists will return.

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St. Thomas Continues To Deal With Destruction Caused By Hurricane Irma

Saturday, September 16, 2017

People in the U.S. Virgin Islands are still reeling more than a week after being hit with the full force of Hurricane Irma. On St. Thomas, water and power have not been restored in many areas.

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St. Thomas Starts To Clean Up Island's Worth Of Debris After Hurricane Irma

Friday, September 15, 2017

When Hurricane Irma finished pounding the U.S. Virgin Islands with Category 5 wind and rains, houses had collapsed, boats flipped, shipping containers were on their sides, roofs were ripped off, and trees and telephone poles knocked down. So how does an island dispose of an island's worth of debris?

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St. Thomas Residents Welcome Relief Flights After Irma

Friday, September 15, 2017

One of the places in the Caribbean that was hardest hit by Hurricane Irma is St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Irma ripped across St. Thomas as a Category 5 hurricane more than a week ago.

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St. Thomas Residents Begin To Rebuild After Irma Destroyed The Island

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hurricane Irma destroyed much of the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas. Those who remain on the island are trying to figure out how to clean up and rebuild their homes and their livelihoods.

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Relief Operation Tries To Ease Irma Victims' Pain In Virgin Islands

Thursday, September 14, 2017

U.S. and British military planes and helicopters are joining people in private boats trying to get basic necessities in to areas that were flattened by Hurricane Irma more than a week ago.

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Irma's Impact In Puerto Rico

Saturday, September 09, 2017

As Irma bears down on Florida, people are cleaning up from the hurricane in Puerto Rico and along the entire length of the Caribbean.

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Hurricane Irma Underscores Puerto Rico's Crumbling Infrastructure

Friday, September 08, 2017

Puerto Rico escaped the full impact of Hurricane Irma, but its perilous economic condition and crumbling infrastructure were affected nonetheless.

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With Shelters Full, Port Arthur, Texas Scrambles To Find Housing For Displaced People

Friday, September 01, 2017

Due to a lack of functioning shelters in Port Arthur, Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is airlifting evacuees in military cargo planes to Dallas.

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Port Arthur Residents Remain Stranded, Holed Up In Bowling Alley Amid Floods

Thursday, August 31, 2017

People in Port Arthur, Texas, are trying to find relief after flood waters from tropical storm Harvey swallowed much of the town. Some are trapped on roof tops while others sought shelter at a bowling alley.

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Emergency Officials Begin Responding To Calls For Help As Harvey Hits Louisiana

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tropical storm Harvey is weakening as it moves up the western side of Louisiana. Emergency officials are responding to some calls for help, but say so far the storm hasn't been as hard on Louisiana as local officials feared it would be.

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Harvey Moves Toward Louisiana As State Marks 12 Years Since Katrina

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Southwest Louisiana is bracing for tropical storm Harvey to head their way. The storm is expected to make another landfall Tuesday night, and some streets in the Lake Charles area already are flooding.

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Louisiana's Governor Warns Residents To Brace For Harvey

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The governor of Louisiana is telling people to prepare for more rain and winds from tropical storm Harvey. Some neighborhoods in Lake Charles, Louisiana, are already flooded.

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Louisiana, Texas Prepare For More Rain From Tropical Storm Harvey

Monday, August 28, 2017

Texas and Louisiana are steeling for more rain from now tropical storm Harvey. Rising temperatures factored into the size and impact of the storm.

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Erratic Weather Threatens Livelihood Of Rice Farmers In Madagascar

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Climate change is complicating the lives of subsistence rice farmers in Madagascar. For years, the wet and dry seasons arrived predictably. No more. To survive, farmers are looking to diversify.

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Unhappy Anniversary, South Sudan

Saturday, July 08, 2017

On Sunday, South Sudan marks six years as independent country. Between its civil war and humanitarian crisis, things are so bad that anniversary celebrations were canceled.

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Mutant Strains Of Polio Vaccine Now Cause More Paralysis Than Wild Polio

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

So far this year, there have been only six cases of wild polio — and 21 cases of vaccine-derived polio, most of them in Syria.

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More People Living As Refugees Now Than Anytime Since WWII, New U.N. Reports Says

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

More people are living today as refugees or displaced persons than at any time since World War II. A new United Nations Refugee Agency report says 65 million people are now uprooted from their homes.

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5 Surprising Facts About The Refugee Crisis

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Not since World War II have there been so many people who've fled their homes due to conflict. And children are hit especially hard by the crisis.

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Photos Of Somalia: The Drought, The People, The Captured Porcupine

Saturday, June 17, 2017

In Somalia, photographer Nichole Sobecki saw how the worsening drought is transforming people's lives.

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