Opinion: As Americans worry about climate change, 9 experts weigh in with solutions

Opinion: As Americans worry about climate change, 9 experts weigh in with solutions

Editor’s Note: This roundup is part of the CNN Opinion series “America’s Future Starts Now,” in which people share how they have been affected by the biggest issues facing the nation and experts offer their proposed solutions. The views expressed in these commentaries are the authors’ own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN  —  One … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 67 in Florida. Now some communities are ‘unrecognizable’

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 67 in Florida.  Now some communities are ‘unrecognizable’

CNN — Recently homeless Floridians struggle to restart their lives as rescue workers struggle to find any remaining signs of life among the wreckage of Hurricane Ian. In some cases, emergency workers juggle both unimaginable tasks. “Some of the guys on Pine Island, they lost everything, but they’re doing what they can,” said emergency physician … Read more

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after storm renders some communities ‘unrecognizable’, officials say

Hurricane Ian: Death toll rises to 66 in Florida after storm renders some communities ‘unrecognizable’, officials say

CNN — Days after Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, shell-shocked residents are still assessing the damage left by record storm surge, damaging winds and catastrophic flooding that left some areas of the Sunshine State unrecognizable. At least 66 people were killed by Ian in Florida as it swallowed homes in its furiously rushing waters, obliterating … Read more

Before, after photos show Hurricane Ian storm surge completely destroyed some Sanibel Island, Florida hotels

Before, after photos show Hurricane Ian storm surge completely destroyed some Sanibel Island, Florida hotels

CNN — Many beach huts along Sanibel Island’s shores were wiped out by Hurricane Ian’s storm surge, new aerial images from NOAA show. Most homes on Sanibel and Captiva islands are still standing, but appear to have sustained some form of roof damage, in addition to some storm surge and flooding. Near the Casa Ybel … Read more

As Ian weakens further inland, recovery efforts are underway in Florida and South Carolina

As Ian weakens further inland, recovery efforts are underway in Florida and South Carolina

Editor’s note: Affected by the storm? Use CNN’s lite site for low bandwidth. You can also text or WhatsApp your Ian stories to CNN +1 332-261-0775. CNN — As Post-Tropical Cyclone Ian moves inland across North Carolina early Saturday, communities in Florida and South Carolina are recovering after the deadly storm brought torrential rain, high … Read more

Sanibel Island: A ‘war zone’ where some strangers choose to leave and others to stay

Sanibel Island: A ‘war zone’ where some strangers choose to leave and others to stay

Sanibel Island, Florida CNN — An elderly couple riding out Hurricane Ian at their home on Sanibel Island, Florida, could not agree to evacuate after parts of the causeway to the mainland were destroyed. “We’re leaving. We’re leaving,” the unidentified man told his partner as she looked down from the home’s top porch. “But where?” … Read more

Sanibel Causeway: At least 2 dead on Sanibel Island, which is cut off from the Florida mainland after Ian’s storm surge cuts the causeway

Sanibel Causeway: At least 2 dead on Sanibel Island, which is cut off from the Florida mainland after Ian’s storm surge cuts the causeway

CNN — Hurricane Ian has left at least two people dead on Sanibel Island and tore away several sections of the levee that was the island’s only access to the Florida mainland. As of Thursday night, dozens of people remained stranded, according to Sanibel Mayor Holly Smith. At least five sections of the Sanibel Causeway … Read more

Sanibel Causeway: At least 2 dead on Sanibel Island, which is cut off from the Florida mainland after Ian’s storm surge cuts the causeway

Sanibel Causeway: At least 2 dead on Sanibel Island, which is cut off from the Florida mainland after Ian’s storm surge cuts the causeway

CNN — Hurricane Ian has left at least two people dead on Sanibel Island and tore away several sections of the levee that was the island’s only access to the Florida mainland. As of Thursday night, dozens of people remained stranded, according to Sanibel Mayor Holly Smith. At least five sections of the Sanibel Causeway … Read more

Florida hurricane victims describe unimaginable destruction from Ian

Florida hurricane victims describe unimaginable destruction from Ian

CNN  —  Hurricane Ian shredded the roof of a Port Charlotte intensive care unit, flooding the hospital ward and turning a stairwell into a waterfall. In Fort Myers, a 10-foot storm surge tossed cars around like bath toys and left them “smashed up in the street.” The catastrophic hurricane turned cities into lakes and left … Read more

‘Life-changing’ Hurricane Ian batters Florida, knocking out power and trapping residents as it continues its damaging crawl through the state

‘Life-changing’ Hurricane Ian batters Florida, knocking out power and trapping residents as it continues its damaging crawl through the state

CNN  —  As Hurricane Ian continues to pummel Florida, trapping residents in their homes and leaving millions without power in what’s already being called a “life-changing event,” authorities are fielding rescue calls from across the state and 911 call centers are being inundated. Ian slammed into southwestern Florida near Cayo Costa Wednesday afternoon as one … Read more