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Hurricane Sandy (2012)

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  • Government shutdown blamed for 3% drop in national park visitors in 2013

    The government shutdown in October was largely to blame for a 3% drop in visitors to America's national parks in 2013, according to a report released Monday by the National Park Service. The country's 401 parks, historic sites and recreation areas...
  • Numbers Game

    Numbers Game
    According to the number crunchers at the Gallup Poll, President Obama’s approval rating is a little below average for a president at this point in his term. The average is 49 percent for a president in his 21st quarter, in other words, a little over...
  • Bethlehem woman felt dumped on by city

    If you think your government has dumped on you, wait until you hear what happened to Janet Fleming. The city of Bethlehem really dumped on her. Last month, heaps of snow cascaded off a closed ramp to the Hill-to-Hill Bridge during the city's snow...
  • Climate change is here, now. Will the world act?

    There's a new tone in the latest report on climate change from the United Nations' expert organization on the subject. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change doesn't just forecast the usual sweeping changes that are likely to occur as the planet...
  • Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says

    Climate change is felt globally and risks are rising, U.N. panel says
    Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday. The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
  • Ice storm in eastern U.S. blamed for thousands of flight cancellations

    The freezing temperatures and storms described by the National Weather Service as "an event of historic proportions" forced the cancellation of nearly 3,500 flights Wednesday, with thousands more expected Thursday. An additional 4,700 or so flights were...
  • January airline cancellations reach 49,000, study says

    January airline cancellations reach 49,000, study says
    Storms that hit the Midwest and East Coast last month were to blame for 49,000 canceled flights, the highest number for any January in the last five years. An additional 300,000 flights were delayed last month by U.S. airlines. The cancellations...
  • The heat is on [Editorial]

    The heat is on  [Editorial]
    Rising sea levels and more severe weather may be the two effects of climate change that have gotten the most press, but as the latest report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes clear, the impact will be far more widespread and...
  • GM, Christie travel path of no resistance

    Lawyering-up used to be a sign of guilt. Hiring lawyers to try to pre-empt a raft of independent investigations is a sign of futility. Last Thursday, we got the results of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's inquiry into himself; General Motors has just...
  • In Christie's denial, shades of Tricky Dick [Commentary]

    In Christie's denial, shades of Tricky Dick [Commentary]
    Not since Richard Nixon assured an audience of newspaper editors in 1973 that "I am not a crook" has a major political figure so conspicuously defended his character as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has done in declaring, "I am not a bully." The...
  • Gov. Chris Christie back in form [Commentary]

    Gov. Chris Christie back in form [Commentary]
    Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the other day...