Hurricane provisions

We at Science News extend our strong concern and deepest sympathy to those who are suffering through the ongoing ordeal caused by Hurricane Katrina.

STORM CENTER. Hurricane Katrina turned slightly eastward before slamming into shore on Aug. 29. NASA

The U.S. Postal Service has asked magazine publishers to suspend subscription mailings to areas that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Science News subscribers in those areas won’t be charged for issues that are withheld, and their subscriptions will be extended. The zip codes for which mailings have been temporarily halted begin with 369, 393, 394, 395, 396, 700, 701, and 704. Despite this suspension of mail service, all Science News subscribers will continue to have access to the magazine online. If you need help accessing the full online version, please call 1-800-552-4412.

Next week, a feature article in Science News will explore the increasing intensity and frequency of hurricanes and cyclones in recent years and consider whether climate change is behind that trend. For a collection of past Science News articles on hurricanes, flooding, and the Gulf Coast and New Orleans, go to

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