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Hurricane Sandy (2012)

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Top Hurricane Sandy (2012) Articles

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  • Flood, drought risks must be managed, with or without climate change

    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...
  • Storm Sandy Insurers Battle Flood Claim Lawsuits

    Storm Sandy Insurers Battle Flood Claim Lawsuits
    The havoc storm Sandy wrought up and down the East Coast has for most people receded into the past. But not for everyone. A barrage of federal lawsuits accuse a number of insurance companies — including The Hartford Financial Services Group...
  • Amid climate change, what's more important: Protecting money or people?

    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...
  • New York's unusual wreath show lets it all hang out

    New York's unusual wreath show lets it all hang out
    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...
  • Feds about to increase weather computing power tenfold, expect it to lead to better forecasts

    The National Weather Service is about to boost its computing power by more than tenfold, which officials hope will translate to better forecasts. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's two supercomputers will more than triple in...
  • NYPD officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

    NYPD officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger
    Thousands of police officers from across the nation packed a church and spilled onto streets Saturday to honor Officer Rafael Ramos as a devoted family man, aspiring chaplain and hero, though an air of unrest surrounding his ambush shooting was not...
  • Amid tension, more than 20,000 attend NYPD funeral

    Amid tension, more than 20,000 attend NYPD funeral
    Thousands of police officers, state troopers, sheriff's deputies and others from law enforcement agencies big and small across the country gathered at the New York City funeral of a slain officer killed with his partner in a brazen daytime ambush a week...
  • Mark Swed's best classical moments of 2014

    Mark Swed's best classical moments of 2014
    Half of this year's top 10 happened to involve early music. Don't ask why; it's probably just a coincidence. But we need perspective in our hyperactive culture, which maybe, down deep, is not changing as fast as Silicon Valley would like us to believe....
  • Boehner's restive Republican caucus hinders bid to build legacy

    WASHINGTON John Boehner's official online biography as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives boasts that he eliminated legislative pork spending and required bills to be posted three days before a vote. It's not exactly the legacy of a Henry...
  • New York braces for flooding as warming trend follows epic snowstorm

    Even though her street was buried under 3 feet of snow, Jean Ulrich considered herself lucky so far. The octogenarian and lifelong resident of Bowmansville, just outside Buffalo, has seen lots of snow before — but never, she said, like last week....
  • A1A fares better today against waves

    A1A fares better today against waves
    A1A was noticeably drier north of Sunrise Boulevard Wednesday morning, a day after a stretch of the road was swamped with water from high waves at high tide. A combination of the moon phase, seasonal high tide and strong winds brought waves over a...