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Superstorm Sandy

Bhopal Anniversary: Redefining "Natural"

The Yes Men | Posted 12.03.2014 | Politics
The Yes Men

Emissions of a toxic sort, the quick-acting kind like at Bhopal, or the slow-acting kind the whole world is starting to reel from today: to stop them isn't a technical issue. It's a matter of redefining what we want natural to really mean.

Beyond-the-Grid Is Not Just About Light, It's About Resiliency

Vrinda Manglik | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Vrinda Manglik

While disaster relief efforts are extremely important, we should see more beyond-the-grid solar home systems and lanterns as part of disaster preparedness and resilience-building efforts, rather than simply as a reaction to disasters.

Red Cross Slams Report Claiming Group Failed Sandy Victims As 'Inaccurate'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact

The American Red Cross is fighting back against allegations claiming it failed to provide adequate assistance and mishandled funds in the wake of Supe...

Kate Sheppard

2 Years After Sandy, U.S. Disaster Policy Is Still A Disaster

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Two years ago, Superstorm Sandy devastated the northeastern United States, killing more than 70 people, causing $60 billion in damage ...

Anonymous Donor Gives Home To Sandy Victim Who Lived In Motel For 2 Years

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact

Russelle Patterson's life was turned upside down two years ago. The New Jersey woman's home in Egg Harbor Township was severely damaged when Super...

The Impact of Hurricane Sandy On Mental Health: What More We Could Have Done

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Science has a long-standing black eye for what is called the "science to practice" gap: the extraordinary time delays in closing the gap between what we know and what we do. There is a still a prominent gap to be closed for disaster mental health care.

These Coastal Neighborhoods Have Changed Dramatically Since Sandy

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.31.2014 | Green

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy two years ago, shocking photos showed the huge extent of the destruction caused by the storm. Only days after the storm...

Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings.

Hey, New York! People Are Still Recovering From Superstorm Sandy

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

Two years after Sandy, few people in Manhattan are thinking about Sandy. If they are, it is like a bad dream, easily shaken off. But the nightmare continues for many in Staten Island, as I saw for myself on a recent rainy morning.

So Now Replacing 100-Year Old Tunnels Is a Liberal Boondoggle?

Edward Wytkind | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

When Wall Street bankers are stuck in Weehawken for hours on their way to work because the tunnels are shut down, they're going to wish there had been some good old-fashioned "liberal" spending programs.

Climate Change, Superstorms And The Subway: Is New York City Prepared?

Maya Albanese | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Maya Albanese

There is perhaps no more illustrative example of the vulnerability of low-lying subway stations in the city than the story of South Ferry. Sandy poured 15 million gallons of salt water into the station, destroying its entire power system.

Protect Your Pets Before Disaster Strikes

Matthew Bershadker | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Matthew Bershadker

Like most humans, animals don't respond well to chaos. With hurricane season not ending until November, it's critical for pet owners to be the true "first responders" -- knowing just what to do when their beloved companions need them most.

Kate Sheppard

Report Warns That Superstorm Sandy Was Not 'The Big One'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked major havoc on the United States, causing 117 deaths and leaving $62 billion worth of damage i...

#WhyICare: Sandy Survivors Demand Action On Climate Change

Zakee Kuduro | Posted 11.17.2014 | Green
Zakee Kuduro

Nearly 2 years out from Hurricane Sandy, the most destructive and deadly storm to hit New York City, communities across the five boroughs are still recovering. And in the back of everyone's minds, people are wondering "Could a tragedy like Hurricane Sandy happen again?"

Superstorm Sandy Victims Might Have To Return Some FEMA Funds

AP | MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of people who received government aid after Superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast may be forced to give some or all of t...

Ten Years Schooled in Disasters: Philanthropy Emerges Top of the Class

Lori J. Bertman | Posted 10.26.2014 | Impact
Lori J. Bertman

The good news is that disaster philanthropy has evolved over the past ten years. We have implemented many of the lessons that we learned from these disasters. Here are ten lessons, philosophies, and innovations that came out of the philanthropic sector.

Family Devastated By Sandy Wins $20 Million Lottery

Associated Press | Posted 07.25.2014 | Good News

BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot t...

From Crisis to Chronic

Gary Laermer | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Gary Laermer

In fundraising, momentum is key. Maintaining awareness -- and, hopefully, support -- of a particular cause is the great challenge that faces any nonprofit organization. Hurricane Sandy is a useful and relatively recent case study.

These Designs Could Save NYC And Other Cities From Another Hurricane

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.03.2014 | Green

Six winning entries in a groundbreaking federal design competition to protect cities from rising sea levels were announced on Monday, and include a co...

Doubt Lingers for New Yorkers Devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Amy Lieberman | Posted 07.22.2014 | New York
Amy Lieberman

Eighteen months have passed since Superstorm Sandy hit New York, but the effects of the storm still penetrate deeply for the thousands of New Yorkers who are struggling to reconstruct or fix their homes and move on with their lives.

Shane Shifflett

How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast

HuffingtonPost.com | Shane Shifflett | Posted 05.19.2014 | Green

In 2011, a tsunami sent waves as high as 49 feet crashing over the seawalls surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi Nucl...

First Responders Reflect On Importance Of Hurricane Prep

AccuWeather | Kevin Byrne | Posted 05.15.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on AccuWeather. As Superstorm Sandy was headed towards New Jersey, something wasn't sitting right with Michelle Mall...

Flood Insurance

Peter Neill | Posted 07.07.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

This is a broken system. And it will only get worse as extreme weather and sea level rise increase the incidence of events and the levels of destruction.

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Is Already Here, Says Massive Government Report

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Climate change is no longer a distant threat, but a real and present danger in the United States, according to a government report iss...

Kate Sheppard

New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a ne...