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Superstorm Sandy

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...

Kate Sheppard

Congress Just Undid The 1 Good Thing It's Done On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Congress approved changes to the federal flood insurance program in June 2012 that lawmakers said then would fix the program's problem...

A New Deal for New York City

Alan Singer | Posted 05.03.2014 | New York
Alan Singer

In response to potential critics of the New Deal for New York City, I think Bill de Blasio should resurrect Roosevelt's message to the American people.

'The Future We Seek, As Always, Must Be Earned'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 04.20.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Responsible for over 40 percent of all greenhouse gases, the world's two largest economies have pledged to produce "concrete results" ahead of next year's critical climate talks in Paris.

A Power Outage in the White House?

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
D. R. Tucker

Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?

Feds Investigate Christie's Post-Sandy Relief Efforts

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials are taking a closer look at how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration spent $25 million to promote ...

Christie Facing Another Investigation

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is facing a federal investigation into whether the governor used Hurricane Sandy relief money to produce tourism ad...

Kate Sheppard

Flood Grant Program To Let Communities Consider Rising Seas Due To Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- State and local leaders can now consider expected sea level rise due to climate change when applying for grants to help prevent proper...

From the US to Philippines, Nurses Mobilize in Typhoon Haiyan's Wake

Michelle Chen | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michelle Chen

When Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines a week ago, the destruction was swift, total and unsparing--showing the disproportionate impact o...

The Tragic Toll of Extreme Weather

Adrianna Quintero | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Adrianna Quintero

In the large world beyond our borders, the impacts of climate change are being felt. In most cases, these impacts are being felt with even greater strength and causing even greater damage and sorrow.

Kitten Rescued After Sandy Gets Adopted

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — They're two of a kind. A stray kitten that spent a year recuperating with an animal rescue group after getting plucked from the str...

What Do Tuesday's Elections Mean? (If Anything)

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

After an anti-climactic election day which turned out mostly as anticipated going into the elections, it's time for the quadrennial exercise in over-analysis in search of national import from the races for New Jersey governor, Virginia governor, and New York mayor.

After Superstorm Sandy: NYC Dance Responds

Lane Harwell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Lane Harwell

Of the opportunities that arose from Sandy, groups are also citing advances in their management and operations to prepare for and respond to future disasters, including new emergency plans, technology acquisitions and cash reserves.

The Climate Post: Impacts Far Reaching as U.S. Marks Sandy Anniversary

Tim Profeta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The effects of Sandy's destruction linger in many areas where it made landfall, but the storm has had wider-ranging impacts, including influencing how we predict and prepare for future storms.

What All Nonprofits Need To Add To Disaster Services

philanthropy.com | Posted 11.04.2013 | Impact

Many people who suffered the wrath of Superstorm Sandy have spent the last year trying to make sense of a bewildering array of aid programs, fighting ...

A Year After Sandy, Action on Climate

Heather Leibowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Heather Leibowitz

When it comes to the debate over global warming, hopefully future generations will look back on Hurricane Sandy as an event that helped break through partisanship and culture war divides to convince the American people

Still Weathering the Storm, One Year After Sandy

Marki Flannery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Marki Flannery

While Superstorm Sandy forced many people to relocate from destroyed homes, it also drove many others deeper into isolation inside their own homes. Natural disasters hit the vulnerable especially hard.

Kate Sheppard

Obama Orders Federal Agencies To Take Proactive Approach To Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The Obama administration quietly unveiled a new executive order on Friday laying out plans to deal with the impacts of climate change ...

6 NYC Landmarks Lost To Sandy (Or Are They?)

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York

By Sebastien Malo, The New York World Capsouto Frères 451 Washington Street, Tribeca Status: Closed. Won’t reopen. Photo: Courtesy of Jacqu...

Serving After Sandy

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

As we mark one year since Sandy, just weeks after a fiscal battle in Congress that shut down the government, national service offers an opportunity to unite the country and rekindle the American spirit of service and sacrifice for a cause greater than self.

A Flood of Compassion, but Not Much Justice

Brad Lander | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Brad Lander

It must be a priority for elected officials, and the voters to whom they are accountable, to make this a city where everyone can be economically secure -- in times of high water, and after the waters recede.