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One Year After Irene, NYC Considering Sea Barriers

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 10.23.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Two years before Hurricane Irene created the prospect of a flooding nightmare in New York City, 100 scientists and engineers met to s...

In Search of Lost Sound: Mammoth Growls, Scratchy Dolls and Hisses of the Sun

Madeline Schwartzman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Science
Madeline Schwartzman

Before you freeze to death in the Tyrolean mountains, consider this: 5000 years from now, if and when you are found, scientists will be able to tell the most personal details about you, even more than we know about Ötzi.

Hurricane Irene Recovery Efforts In Vermont And New Hampshire Get Award

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Impact

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. -- Continuing efforts to recover from Tropical Storm Irene in areas of Vermont and New Hampshire along the Connecticut River are getti...

Greenmarkets And Restaurants Cope With Farmers' Rough Harvest

| Posted 01.07.2012 | New York

By Mary Johnson MANHATTAN — Cheryl Rogowski, of Rogowski Farm, lost 80 acres of her 150-acre farm in Pine Island, N.Y., to Hurricane Irene. ...

Flood Insurance Money 'Not A Magic Bullet' After Irene

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 12.06.2011 | Green

WATERBURY, Vt. -- The floodwaters of Tropical Storm Irene that ripped up roads and washed into living rooms across Vermont took a dramatic toll on qua...

Irene Forced Classes Outside To Tents, Students Learn Under Blankets

AP | By LISA RATHKE | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education

MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The floors are just bare concrete, but students are back in class at Moretown Elementary School after flooding from the remnants of...

Hurricane Irene Victims Wait In Line, Denied Food Vouchers

Posted 11.22.2011 | Impact

Packed in to the county assistance office in Vineland, N.J., hundreds of people seeking post-Hurricane Irene food vouchers didn't receive a very warm ...

Hurricane Irene Is a Chance to Put Things Right in New Jersey and Washington

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.06.2011 | New York
Joel Epstein

With parts of New Jersey and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast still literally underwater from Hurricane Irene, it is time to examine the dou...

Obama Visits Flood-Ravaged New Jersey Towns, Promises Federal Assistance

Patch | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green

After touring two northern New Jersey towns ravaged by Hurricane Irene, President Barack Obama assured residents Sunday that the federal government wi...

Obama Visits New Jersey To See Hurricane Irene Damage

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 11.04.2011 | Green

PATERSON, N.J. — President Barack Obama stood on a bridge overlooking the rain-swollen and fast-rushing Passaic River in Paterson, New Jersey's ...

Weathering the Storm

Annette Powers | Posted 11.01.2011 | Divorce
Annette Powers

How could I throw such a pity party when people around me were forced to leave their homes and were in real danger? Why was I focusing on such banal matters instead of more important things like what non-perishables to pack in my "go-bag?"

SLIDESHOW: Photos From Vermont Show Irene's Devastation

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

The storm may be over, but the post-Irene cleanup has a long way to go. Vermont suffered some of Irene's worst blows. The storm caused the state's...

GOP Response to the Flood

Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Irene Delays Opening Of Schools Across East Coast

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 10.31.2011 | Green

WHITMAN, Mass. — Parents may be ready to send their kids back to school, but some schools aren't ready to take them back. Power failures, flood...

FEMA Chief Responds To Concerns About Dwindling Disaster Aid

AP | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The head of the federal disaster assistance agency says recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene will proceed regardless of a dwi...

AOL Energy Week in Review

Shifra Mincer | Posted 10.30.2011 | Green
Shifra Mincer

An unusual East Coast earthquake and an equally rare vicious north-moving hurricane bound up the U.S. East Coast Monday left many in the energy business wondering if they should begin preparing for a locust infestation.

Health Risks For The Elderly And Sick In A Natural Disaster

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 10.30.2011 | Healthy Living

For many up and down the East Coast who braced for Hurricane Irene this past weekend, the experience was a serious wake-up call for how prepared we ar...

New Atlantic Storm Could Become Hurricane Katia

AP | Posted 10.29.2011 | Green

MIAMI — A tropical depression far out in the Atlantic is forecast to become a hurricane this week, but it's too early to know if it'll strike th...

Irene: Gratitude and Cautionary Warnings

Jill Lynne | Posted 10.29.2011 | New York
Jill Lynne

I awakened this morning with a feeling of gratitude and a sense of bliss. In my dreams I was floating about in pools of calm turquoise waters fi...

The Calm During the Storm: How the Media Actually Got It Right This Week

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 10.29.2011 | Media
Raymond Schillinger

As the flood waters recede and the news cycles resumes its deafening roar, we stand to gain from one more lesson learned: while our human-made problems and conflicts seem indomitable, they are the only ones we truly have the power to resolve.

Irene Tests New 'Dual-Status Commander' Training

AP | By DAN ELLIOTT | Posted 10.29.2011 | Denver

DENVER -- The military's efforts to help the East Coast recover from the floods and disruption caused by Hurricane Irene could test the Pentagon's new...

WATCH: Bloomberg Talks Up A Spanish-Language Storm | Posted 10.28.2011 | Latino Voices

Bloomberg has been talking up a Spanish-language storm this weekend. We sincerely appreciate the Mayor’s efforts to reach out to the Spanish-speaki...

National Grid 'Working Very Hard' To Restore Power To Hundreds Of Thousands

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.28.2011 | Green

National Grid, a utility company that supplies electricity to 3.4 million people in the northeastern United States, is currently working to restore po...

WATCH: For Any Zone A Ladies Still Trying To Make Plans

Posted 10.28.2011 | Comedy

The hurricane may have already rolled through New York City with little fanfare, but with transit down and some modest flooding in the Zone A areas, t...

WATCH: The Only Hurricane Preparation Most Of Us Needed

Posted 10.28.2011 | Comedy

As residents of the northeast and New England are waking up to a lot of nothing from Hurricane Irene, we can't help but look at our taped windows, can...