Louis Nelms with a white oak tree that may have been damaged by herbicide drift in rural Atlanta, Ill. on September 30.
Darrell Hoemann/Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting
October 11, 2017

Complaints Surge About Weed Killer Dicamba’s Damage To Oak Trees

As soybean and cotton farmers across the Midwest and South continue to see their crops ravaged from the weed killer dicamba, new complaints have pointed to the herbicide as a factor in widespread damage to oak trees.


A woman and child rest on cots while waiting at Humacao Arena for the impact of Maria, a Category 4 hurricane that threatened to hit the eastern region of the island.
Carlos Guisti/AP
September 20, 2017

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall In Puerto Rico

After devastating parts of the Caribbean, Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico Wednesday as a Category 4 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. 


People help an injured women in Mexico City during the earthquake on Tuesday.
Emily Green/NPR
September 20, 2017

Powerful Quake Devastates Central Mexico, Leaving More Than 200 Dead

The head of Mexico's civil defense agency has lowered the number of people confirmed dead in Tuesday's earthquake. Luis Felipe Puente now says 217 people were killed. Earlier he said the death toll was 248. He gave no explanation for the revised number.


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