Washington, D.C., still leads the nation with the most people infected by HIV/AIDS, in spite of the growing number of prevention programs. Black Americans accounted for 45 percent of HIV diagnoses and 48 percent of AIDS diagnoses in the U.S. in 2015, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. More than half of those diagnosed were gay or bisexual men.
The U.S. has experienced 70 major hurricanes in the past 20 years. Many experts believe global warming could be causing superstorms to occur more frequently, but study results are too premature to make that call. Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma occurred within weeks of each other and scientists are trying to figure out how these two major hurricanes occurred so close together. To discover new trends, experts say we must first look at the past.