Oregon deals with the aftermath of an oil train derailment, terrorism attacks decline worldwide, firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico, Arizona and California, and emerging technology may be the answer to lowering disaster risk.
Severe Storms and tornadoes hit the plains, the Portland Public School District is under fire for a resolution regarding teaching climate change, Snohomish Public Utilities hire hackers to test their systems, the NOAA indicates that the West and Northeast could face a hot summer, and a Chevron Executive rebukes climate change activists.
The Oregon standoff at a wildlife refuge ends after more than 40 days, North Korea reacts unfavorably to sanctions imposed by South Korea, calling them 'a declaration of war,' and the CDC get closer to a clear link between Zika virus and microcephaly.
The U.S. Senate approves sanctions against North Korea after the nation's ill-advised rocket launch, the U.S. Justice Department sues the city of Ferguson, MO for unjust policing practices, and Florida expands its state of emergency due to Zika virus.
The WHO declares a global public health emergency due to the outbreak of Zika virus, pro-militia protests reemerge near the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, and the Justice Department announces a formal investigation into police practices in San Francisco.
Zika virus is spreading rapidly, California officials are seeking disaster funds to help a city with its eroding shoreline, and health experts are questioning whether Flint, MI is the only city with lead contamination in its drinking water.
The number of confirmed cases of Zika virus in the U.S. continues to grow, the standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon winds down after authorities make more arrests, the East Coast deals with the aftermath of the recent, historic snowstorm, and El Nino continues its assault on the West Coast.