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Superstorm Sandy

A Dog-Forsaken Superstorm -- One Dog's Account of Superstorm Sandy

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.12.2013 | New York
Lauren Cahn

"You can thank me later," I thought to myself, as I peed on my brother's running sneakers. So far, I'm still waiting for my family to thank me, since I'm sure it's the only reason we're back in our comfy house after a ridiculous 11 days after Superstorm Sandy.

Joe Van Brussel

Sandy's Hard Hit In Connecticut Highlights Utility Lapses | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Five days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into his neighborhood, Ned Paul sifted through wet piles of garbage on his front lawn. On ...

Hurricane Sandy In Retrospect

Damon Dahlen | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Damon Dahlen

2012-11-12-sandyphotopullTwo weeks ago, I found myself in a little over three feet of rising water, fighting off the current's attempts to tug me under, all for a photo.

Breakneck Coastal Development Put Thousands In Sandy's Path

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2012 | Green

By John Rudolf, Ben Hallman, Chris Kirkham, Saki Knafo and Matt Sledge On the night that Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, Vinny Baccale was in h...

PHOTOS: Veterans Day Parade In NYC

Posted 11.12.2012 | New York

U.S. military veterans, young and old, marched down Fifth Avenue Sunday for the annual New York City Veterans Day Parade. According to CNN, The Un...

The Political Moment for a Renewable Economy

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.12.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

The president could build the economic recovery around the need to develop a more sustainable economy. His major infrastructure investment could be a public-private partnership to build a smart grid.

NYC Hurricane Sandy Death Toll Rises To 43

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

* Some New Jersey-New York commuter service to resume * Organizers collect donations in Veterans Day parade By Jeanine P...

Occupy Sandy: The 99 Percent Finds A New Cause

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 01.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The social media savvy that helped Occupy Wall Street protesters create a grass-roots global movement last year is proving to be a strengt...

Sandy Relief Likely Greatest Since Katrina; Donations Lag Behind Japan, Haiti

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 11.09.2012 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make this the largest U.S. relief effort for the American Red Cross, Salvation ...

Christie: Only 'Villain' In Disaster Is Sandy

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday praised utility crews for working 16-hour days and through a snowstorm to restore power across...

Hurricane Sandy At A Glance: Gas, Power And Travel

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.09.2012 | Green

-- The latest on the fallout from Superstorm Sandy, which hit the East Coast last week. _ GAS RATIONING: Sandy's power failures and damage complicat...

After Sandy: Solar More Than Ever

Dean Kuipers | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green
Dean Kuipers

Solar energy has to be part of the plan when we talk about rebuilding in the wake of Sandy. We can make our neighborhoods more livable, no matter what the weather.

Gas Rationing Begins In NYC

AP | TOM HAYS and JIM FITZGERALD | Posted 01.09.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A gasoline shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy forced 1970s-era rationing on New Yorkers Friday, adding a fuel-gauge obsession to the...

Should You Pay Your Bills?

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2013 | Money

By Beth Pinsker Gladstone NEW YORK, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy hit the U.S. Northeast just before the first of the month, when...

Cable Company To Issue Credits For Sandy Outages

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — Time Warner Cable, one of the two big cable companies in the New York area, says it will automatically credit customers for outages ...

Cuomo: Hurricane Damage Could Cost $33 Billion

AP | FRANK ELTMAN and TOM HAYS | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Vincent Pina finally saw a couple of utility trucks coming down his street Thursday and started to wave in anticipation. But...

Disaster's Long Tail

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 01.08.2013 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

If Hurricane Sandy reminds us of one thing, it's the awesome power of communities to come together and tackle our greatest challenges. Individuals across the Eastern Seaboard and throughout the country have united in their mission to build a community stronger than before.

Sandy Damages Five Houses In One Family

DNAinfo | Posted 11.08.2012 | New York

GERRITSEN BEACH — Diane Sullivan spent the eighth day after Hurricane Sandy dragging debris and digging up sand outside her clapboard home. The m...

After Two Storms, 55,000 Con Ed Customers Without Power

AP | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Consolidated Edison Inc. says the nor'easter knocked out power to another 55,000 customers in New York City and Westchester County. ...

6 Life Lessons From Superstorm Sandy

Linda Flanagan | Posted 01.08.2013 | New York
Linda Flanagan

With the power back on at last, after eight days of generator-induced quasi-civilization, it's time to consider the lessons we might learn from this debacle.

Hurricane, Followed By Nor'easter: Should You Invest In A Whole House Generator?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.08.2012 | Fifty

The brutal force of Hurricane Sandy killed more than 100 people in 10 states, canceled nearly 20,000 flights, caused an estimated $50 billion in damag...

What I Told My Kid About Sandy and Climate Change

Jennifer Dorr | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Jennifer Dorr

Last summer, the huge butterfly bush on the corner of our block had fluttered and buzzed with life. Sandy uprooted it. My 5 1/2-year-old daughter fixed her large brown eyes on me and asked, "Why did this storm happen?"

Will President Obama Seize the Moment for Action on Climate Change?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

After a blistering summer, record Arctic sea ice melt and now Hurricane Sandy, let's hope that the president is prepared to turbo-charge the growing momentum for action.

Nor'easter Slams Sandy-Ravaged Northeast

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Vincent Pina finally saw a couple of utility trucks coming down his street Thursday and started to wave in anticipation. Bu...

Sandy Stops Our Shopping

Reverend Billy | Posted 01.07.2013 | Green
Reverend Billy

Sandy stopped the things that we do that create climate change -- at least slowed down our worst habits for awhile.