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Superstorm Sandy

Ready For Business!

The Baltimore Sun | Candy Thomson | Posted 07.22.2013 | DC

After $1.1 million in Superstorm Sandy clean-up work, Ocean City is ready for Memorial Day weekend and beyond, said Mayor Richard Meehan. Even the da...

The Day the Earth Stood Stupid

Marty Kaplan | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Marty Kaplan

Sure, disaster porn is always good for ratings, but though a Superstorm Sandy may momentarily raise the specter of climate change, daily bulletins on the parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere apparently aren't Nielsen enough.

The Boring Side of Climate Is Tangible to Most

Keith Gaby | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Keith Gaby

Problems that play out over decades and centuries, that involve predictions about the year 2100, are just not relevant to most people. But the truth is that climate change is starting to touch those everyday, boring things that people do care about -- like insurance rates and taxes and property values.

Six Months After Superstorm Sandy, Hope Emerges

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.03.2013 | Religion
Jim Wallis

This week marked six months since Superstorm Sandy left entire communities devastated, families homeless, and many with little hope. But in the midst of this natural disaster, many banded together. One young filmmaker in New York, Farihah Zaman, caught that resilience and acts of service on video.

Six Months After Sandy

Michael Brune | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

The scariest thing about Sandy is that such a freak of weather may no longer be so freakish. Here are five critical actions we need him to take, each of which are in President Obama's power right now. If he's serious, none of them is optional.

NYC's Road to Resilience: Our First Earth Day Since Superstorm Sandy

Yetta Kurland | Posted 06.22.2013 | New York
Yetta Kurland

This year the celebration of the 44th Earth Day has a heightened urgency for New Yorkers. Though our city has long endeavored to be a leader in environmental advocacy, the reality of climate change in our lives can no longer be ignored.

Detecting Power Theft by Sensors and the Cloud: Awesense Smart System for the Grid

James Grundvig | Posted 06.15.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

With commercial customers on six of the seven continents of the world, Awesense appears to be leading the charge of delivery ROI to its customers by means of recouping the "cheapest watt" of power.

'Jersey Smart'

Michael Brune | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Michael Brune

Today, Greg Auriemma, a cofounder and the chair of the New Jersey Chapter's Ocean County Group, was honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for his work as a community climate resilience leader.

After Hurricane Sandy, a Walk Through South Street Seaport

Kenneth Rosen | Posted 06.04.2013 | New York
Kenneth Rosen

I kept walking to South Street Seaport, a place I hadn't been since I was very young. But not so young that I forgot what it was like. Bars were open and people strolled through a mid-summer night breeze off the East River. This was no longer the case.

Bicameral Task Force Tackles Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

The American public needs to proactively support the efforts of Waxman and Whitehouse, and the Task Force on Climate Change, by demanding that their elected representatives generate ideas, share proposals, and coordinate efforts on climate change. Options are quickly running out.

Heroes and Hope In Hotel Hell: The New Diaspora of Hurricane Sandy

Sandi Bachom | Posted 05.19.2013 | New York
Sandi Bachom

If there is a gift in all this, it's that these kids have a glimpse of a possibility of life past the projects.

Consumer Reports Got It Dangerously Wrong on Identity Theft

Adam Levin | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business
Adam Levin

These risks are very real. Identity theft continues to morph and evolve in complexity and gains even greater traction with more organized criminal enterprises as their crime of choice. So you can imagine my frustration when I read the article in Consumer Reports.

How Arctic Ice May Have Influenced Superstorm Sandy

Posted 03.11.2013 | Green

From Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor: The sea ice covering the Arctic Ocean may not seem to be connected to a hurricane like Supe...

The Calm Before the Storm... and After

Enrico Tettamanti | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York
Enrico Tettamanti

I spent months equipping the boat to withstand the extreme conditions of the unfamiliar destinations I had on my itinerary, ranging from the icy Artic to the blazing heat of the Equator. Of all the places, New York was the least expected where I would have to brave a natural disaster.

Lynne Peeples

Weathercaster Cheers Rise In Climate Change Consciousness, Laments Fuzzier Future Forecasts | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.08.2013 | Green

Dan Satterfield recently recalled the angry emails that used to flood his inbox whenever he brought up climate change on the air. "I don't get ver...

Lynne Peeples

'Nobody Is Doing Enough' On Global Warming, Says EU Climate Commissioner | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.01.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Connie Hedegaard recalled being "puzzled" during recent trips to the U.S. by a loud and proud anti-science movement that dismissed globa...

A Feasible Step Toward Resilience

Nancy Biberman | Posted 05.01.2013 | New York
Nancy Biberman

Decentralized power generation is a pragmatic solution to a variety of problems that plague property owners and residents throughout New York, and other cities.

That Sandy Baby Boom Is Actually Happening

Posted 02.28.2013 | New York

Turns out that Hurricane Sandy baby boom in New York might really be happening. The New York Post reports the city seeing a big bump in expecting ...

Major Christie Address To Focus On Struggles After Disaster

Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

By ANGELA DELLI SANTI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie is expected to deliver an austere budget message on Tuesday focus...

Will Good Science and Good Sense Come Together When It Comes to the Shoreline?

Karl Grossman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Green
Karl Grossman

"Retreat" might not be a good word to use for what needs to be done. It infers losing. "Adjustment" is a better word. We must adjust to the reality of our shifting shores.

Seaside Heights Now, After the Plunge

Tom Davis | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Tom Davis

This is Seaside Heights now. A roller-coaster ride is in the water. Piers are in pieces, washed away. Plywood is slapped across the same businesses that were open a year ago, serving the throngs that packed this place when the Polar Bear Plunge came and went a year ago.

Lynne Peeples

Hitchcock Horror: Bird And Rat Infestations Raise Disease Risks, Climate Change Concerns | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.21.2013 | Green

When Rick Ostfeld heard about the sky-darkening flocks of birds descending this winter on Hopkinsville, Ky., he couldn't help but think of Alfred Hitc...

9 Things to Know About the Food, Water and Energy Nexus

Kyle Rabin | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Kyle Rabin

Recent extreme weather events, oil spills and increasing food prices tell us that we can no longer view our food, water and energy systems in isolation. This means gaining a better understanding of how these three systems connect and then taking carefully considered actions to ensure food, water and energy security and sustainability for the future.

Nature's Golden Elixir: Honey Feels Wrath of Climate Disruption

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 04.18.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

We are running out of time to combat more than 85 million metric tons of greenhouse gases emitted daily: Earth's bees are clearly showing scientists that they cannot conduct their business of pollinating and making honey -- as climate disruption escalates, quickly.

Rethinking Relief

Robert Krueger | Posted 04.16.2013 | Green
Robert Krueger

In his recent inaugural address, President Obama spoke about not debating the role of government, but rather ensuring we "act in our time." A hundred days after Sandy, as many are still struggling to put their lives back together, is certainly the time to act.