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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...

New York City's Proposed Disaster Housing Proves Safety Can Also Be Stylish

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2014 | HuffPost Home

When you think about your surroundings during a natural disaster, style isn't ever likely to come to mind. Thankfully, New Yorkers, the Office of Emer...

'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.

Philippines' Haiyan Tragedy: What Went Wrong?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

For many critics, the state fell short of fulfilling its most fundamental responsibilities, since thousands of survivors, reports suggest, struggled with hunger, chaos, and disease days into Haiyan's landfall.

You Can Never Have Too Many Flashlights: (And Other Life Lessons from Hurricane Sandy)

Laurie Nadel | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Laurie Nadel

While the media will celebrate the feel-good stories of the first anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, it does not mean that the healing process if over. Healing after Hurricane Katrina is a process that is still going on six years later.

Sandy, the Never-Ending Storm, One Year Later

Tom Davis | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Tom Davis

This, the Jersey Shore, is the home of commuters, the working stiffs, the souls whose families moved from the north back in the 1950s and 60s, paying on the cheap to live in a Beach Haven West bungalow with no winter insulation or flood insurance to worry, or care about.

Hurricane Sandy's Effects Still Linger In New Jersey

AP | By WAYNE PARRY | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

UNION BEACH, N.J. (AP) — Bart Sutton fought with his insurance company for a year over what it would cost to rebuild his flood-damaged home, then ga...

Hurricane Sandy Was 1-In-700-Year Event

Posted 07.16.2013 | Green

From Elizabeth Howell, LiveScience Contributor: Hurricane Sandy's devastating storm track is a rare one among hurricanes; a new statistical analysi...

Superstorm Sandy Conundrum: Rebuild or Retreat

Bill Chameides | Posted 04.09.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

For many storm victims whose homes were battered or destroyed by Sandy, the answer is "rebuild." Governor Cuomo has an alternative. Homes destroyed on...

Climate Change: Going to Extremes

Bill Chameides | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

Global warming's influence on extreme weather is one thing, but what about its effect on volcanoes? The idea that volcanic activity could be driven by climate change seems a bit far-fetched, right? No, says Steffen Kutterolf of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel and colleagues.

We Need To Be Prepared For 'Superstorm Era,' Experts Warn

Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.04.2013 | Green

In the wake of superstorms like Katrina and Sandy that have, in recent years, devastated swathes of the United States, the country is struggling to de...

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?

5 Great Retirement Spots Without Severe Weather

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.02.2012 | Fifty

Lots of retirement locales are lovely. Some offer sandy shorelines while others boast a lower cost of living. But how many destinations can really pro...

IRS Extends Important Deadline

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.31.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON -- The IRS is giving taxpayers and tax preparers hit by Hurricane Sandy an extra week to file returns and make payments. The tax agency sa...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney: Voters Should Come Together For Storm Victims, Then Me

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- After two days without rallies in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney returned on Wednesday to camp...

NYPD Cop Saves 7 Family Members Before Drowning

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.01.2012 | Impact

As stories of heroism are revealed in the aftermath of Sandy, the sacrifice of off-duty NYPD cop Artur Kasprzak will likely not be forgotten. Kaspr...

How Will Your Utility Bill Be Affected?

Christian Science Monitor | David J. Unger | Posted 12.31.2012 | Money

Hurricane Sandy may cost the US economy anywhere from $30 billion to $50 billion, according to preliminary assessments. A big portion of that bill wil...

When You Can Expect To Get That Online Order

Reuters | Posted 12.31.2012 | Money

By Alistair Barr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - From Fab.com to Amazon.com Inc and eBay Inc, e-commerce companies scrambled on Tuesday to ge...

Why Your Insurance May Not Cover Sandy Damage

AP | MARK JEWELL | Posted 12.30.2012 | Money

-- Many homeowners who suffered losses because of flooding from Hurricane Sandy are likely to find themselves out of luck. Standard homeowners polici...

Banks Waive Fees In Hurricane's Aftermath

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.06.2012 | Money

As millions of Americans on the East Coast awoke Tuesday to extensive power outages, flooding, mass transit shutdowns and road closures, banks in the ...

LOOK: Space Shuttle Enterprise Left Exposed

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.30.2012 | New York

Portions of the space shuttle Enterprise have been left exposed after superstorm Sandy ripped through the Northeast Monday. The shuttle is usually enc...

Hurricane Sandy Takes Down Popular Websites

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2012 | Technology

(Reuters) - Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit eastern United States, flooded servers of Datagram Inc in New York City, bringing down severa...

What Makes a Storm 'Super'

Bill Chameides | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
Bill Chameides

Hurricane Sandy receives top billing of "superstorm." Here's why, with a look back at other superstorms. ‘Frankenstorm’ Unless you've be...

Sandy Shoves Everything Else Off The Media Agenda

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.29.2012 | Media

"Things are about to get much worse today," Matt Lauer said at the beginning of the "Today" show on Monday. That was the big message coming from ev...

Can Tropical Storm Isaac Help the Drought?

Laurie Nadel | Posted 10.30.2012 | Green
Laurie Nadel

Implementing the vision for a national program would probably take us into the 22nd century. But since extreme weather patterns are predicted to worsen, wouldn't it make sense to start addressing this now, during an election year?