| Dec 21, 2014
| 4:00 PM
At the latest round of international climate talks this month in Lima, Peru, melting glaciers in the Andes and recent droughts provided a fitting backdrop for the negotiators' recognition that it is too late to prevent climate change, no matter how fast...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Countless questions spring to mind as you wander the gallery in the Central Park Arsenal, taking in the annual holiday wreath show.
Let's start with the obvious. Why, oh why, is there a wreath made of dead bugs? And whose idea was it to create a...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
The newly renovated AmeriCorps campus officially opened Monday in Southeast Baltimore as a training site for members who will be deployed to disaster areas and sent to help in schools and parks.
The Atlantic Region Campus, which is in the former...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 7:36 AM
The high waves that crashed on South Florida's beaches over the past few days caused only moderate beach erosion, with no loss of sand comparable to major storms like Hurricane Sandy, officials said.
Worst hit were some of the usual erosion hotspots....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:19 PM
HACKENSACK, N.J. — Superstorm Sandy ripped houses from their foundations, reshaped the Jersey Shore and shuttered countless businesses in October 2012, but now researchers at Rutgers University tell of another devastating consequence: It increased...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 8:03 AM
There was a time when I held Chris Christie in relatively high regard.
I particularly liked the way he refused to let politics get in the way of teaming up with Barack Obama to get help for people in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy. I'm from...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 11:51 PM
It’s not often that an artist is as involved with civic concerns as Norman Mamey. The conductor, producer and musical director has a C.V. a mile long, which includes a Grammy (for an album with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra), movie, stage and TV...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:13 PM
When my sister and I were children and flew to summer camp together, our mother always asked us to call her once we arrived to let her know we landed safely. When we got older, my sister and I put our own twist on this practice: If my sister was giving me...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:17 PM
In one case a major metropolis was flooded within hours, leaving thousands homeless, millions without power, transportation and businesses shut down, and a mass human crisis. In the other case, three years of sunshine and blue skies have left water...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 4:15 AM
Repairs to Chicago's lakefront trail are expected to cost the city "a few hundred thousand dollars" after strong winds and towering waves wrought havoc along Lake Michigan on Friday, according a Chicago Park District official.
Cyclists and pedestrians...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:16 PM
You won't be able to see it when it's finished, because the seawall that extends three and a half miles through two beach towns will be covered in sand and is being rooted 30 feet below sea level.
It will act as an invisible barrier against future...