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Superstorm Sandy

Still Hurting in the Heartland

William S. Becker | Posted 02.18.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

Global warming is foremost an issue about the relationship between human societies and natural systems. Climate impacts are foremost an issue about the safety and well-being of people, families and communities.

Our (Extra)ordinary Public Schools

Randi Weingarten | Posted 02.17.2013 | Education
Randi Weingarten

The instinct we saw at Sandy Hook Elementary School, I have seen many times over. It is a teacher's instinct to love, serve and protect their students. And it's what we saw following the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. Here, as we approach the holidays, is that story.

Polar Satellites Played Integral Role In Sandy Forecast, Says NOAA

Posted 12.14.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: Five days before Hurricane Sandy plowed into coastal New Jersey — driving a wall of water over the iconic...

Author and Occupy Arrive at the Same Decision - Walk Away From Debt!

Jerry Ashton | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

A coalition of Occupy groups called StrikeDebt is encouraging people to combat debt by way of popular resistance... up to and including complete default. Occupy hasn't left its "radical" roots, but has evolved as a voice on the subject of banking and finance.

Colbert Channels Large Donation To Charity

Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert announced Thursday that he was placing the leftover funds from his recently disassembled super PAC into the "Ham Rove...

Post-Sandy: Remaining Focused on the Poor

David Saltzman | Posted 02.12.2013 | Impact
David Saltzman

We must find a way to harness the momentum and the good will generated by this event to address the ever-present needs and problems of the poor in this region. When we call upon the best within us, we have the ability to make a huge difference in the lives of millions.

Hip Hoppers & Occupy -- Are We the Music We Have Been Waiting For?

Jerry Ashton | Posted 12.11.2012 | New York
Jerry Ashton

There is something about the Occupy Movement -- and especially in its recent incarnation as "Occupy Sandy" -- that brings out the best in us. And the best in us is increasingly found in the music we call Hip Hop.

NOAA Forms Hurricane Sandy Review Team... Again

Posted 12.11.2012 | Green

From Climate Central's Andrew Freedman: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the formation of an interagency review...

The Fight of -- and for -- Our Lives

Abel Collins | Posted 02.10.2013 | Green
Abel Collins

It'd be great if turning off the lights, recycling, and screwing in energy-efficient bulbs would take care of this problem, but the truth is that it's going to take a lot more than that. Although it would be nice to stop the Keystone XL Pipeline, it's going to take more than that, too.

'Christmas Letter 2012'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 02.10.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

It sure has been an exciting 2012 for the Zezimas! The good news is that nobody in the family went to prison, though three of us had brushes with the law.

Bad News For Small Business Owners

Reuters | Lucia Mutikani | Posted 02.10.2013 | Small Business

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. small business sentiment tumbled to its lowest level in more than 2-1/2 years in November as owners grew very pessimistic ...

Maryland Officials Vow To Appeal FEMA Decision

The Baltimore Sun | Jessica Anderson | Posted 02.08.2013 | DC

State and local officials have returned to the Eastern Shore communities ravaged by superstorm Sandy's heavy rains and high winds to comb over the dam...

With Sandy, a Call for Transforming Coastal Cities

Eric J. McNulty | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Eric J. McNulty

If the "big weather" phenomenon is real, some of the most valuable real estate in the United States -- lower Manhattan, for example -- may become unsuitable for its current level of residential or commercial activity. Real estate values may, however, be the least of our concerns.

Helping Seniors Prepare for and Cope With Natural Disasters

Rita Altman, R.N. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Rita Altman, R.N.

When one's home is damaged, it is a devastating experience for an individual of any age. For those with memory loss, a tragedy like this can also be very confusing and disorienting. Here are some tips on how you can best support them during this time.

Lynne Peeples

Sandy Cleanup Workers: Could Illness, Litigation Lie Ahead? | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

Greg Floyd recalled the burgeoning hazards when he first toured Sandy-damaged New York City public housing a couple days after the hurricane hit. "...

Now, Can Obama Be the "Science" President?

D.A. Barber | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
D.A. Barber

The election is over, but the science-denying campaign lingers. Maybe it's a good time the president finally leads the charge against an ideology that dictates to its acolytes that all science is a hoax.

The Hottest Thing in Housing: Matrix Energy

Natalie Pace | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Natalie Pace

I was a little skeptical that the heat of humans (with a little help from the sun) could power an insulated house (Matrix-style), until I took a tour of the Hudson Passive Project home on a crisp fall day.

Good News For Chris Christie

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

More than a month after Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) approval rating remains high, as do his prospects for reelection in 201...

Residents Of Sandy-Ravaged Neighborhood Frustrated By Lack Of FEMA Trailers

Posted 12.02.2012 | New York

Residents of a neighborhood heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy are asking a pressing question: Where are the trailers? As New York's ABC 7 reported...

Jamaica Bay Can Point the Way Toward a More Resilient Post-Sandy New York

Dr. Nancy Kete | Posted 01.30.2013 | New York
Dr. Nancy Kete

How should we approach the reconstruction and restoration? We must first answer the question of how we can help both the people and the bay they live on prepare for, withstand and emerge stronger from an acute crisis like Sandy. Five key steps could help to accomplish this goal.

James Gerken

WATCH: 'Occupy Sandy' | James Gerken | Posted 12.01.2012 | Green

A "guerrilla" documentary film premiere this week tackled the realities of a changing climate one month after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coas...

Sandy's Environmental Impact: What Are Your Officials Doing?

Rand Strauss | Posted 01.30.2013 | Green
Rand Strauss

Now that Sandy has torn apart much of the East Coast, what are your local, state, and national officials doing about the environmental impact?

Sabrina Siddiqui

New York Mayor Seeks Billions In Sandy Relief | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made a visit Wednesday to Capitol Hill to advocate for $42 billion in disaster relief and preventi...

Totally Absurd River Rafting Trip To Walmart Goes Awry

The Frederick News-Post | Patti S. Borda | Posted 01.27.2013 | DC

The risk to their lives after Superstorm Sandy was not sufficient to change the minds of two friends who took booze and an inflatable raft on a trip i...

Long Island Power Authority Sends Customers Bills Despite Weeks Spent Without Power

Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) customers in some of Hurricane Sandy's hardest hit areas were frustrated to receive normal electric bills this cycl...