| Jun 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
When New Jersey officials were ready to start rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy roared up the Atlantic Coast in October 2012, they were determined not to repeat the mistakes of disasters past.
So Richard Constable III, head of the state Department of...
| Mar 26, 2014
We all — well, most of us — know that global warming means a higher risk of coastal flooding, particularly in low-lying areas susceptible to increasingly intense storm systems. Yet President Obama signed a bill last week that rolls back...
| May 4, 2014
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The sign said "Pie," or, more specifically, "Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pie," but the smoky smell said barbecue.
Despite the fact that we were on a booze tour, walking between local distilleries, not a pie-and-barbecue tour, these...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:43 AM
The federal government plans to create a million-barrel gasoline reserve in the Northeast to help the region avoid fuel shortages that follow extreme weather like Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
The gas reserve will be divided between two spots -- one near...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 6:08 PM
Lawyers hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have cleared him of wrongdoing in the massive traffic jam at the foot of the George Washington Bridge, concluding that it was just one more “crazy idea” by one of Christie’s loyalists,...
| Apr 1, 2014
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...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:45 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski joined a bipartisan chorus of lawmakers Monday calling on the Obama administration to speed up the implementation of a law intended to mitigate increases in flood insurance premiums.
In a letter to Craig Fugate, administrator of...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Making the decision to cut the marathon running event from the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor fundraising runs wasn't an easy one, but necessary, according to Rayne Schnabel, the special events coordinator for the D&L.
"After the last...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Just a few blocks from the Boston Marathon finish line, people were lined up Saturday, awaiting the arrival of a quartet of unusual healers.
The foursome is part of a corps with an amazing ability to calm and comfort people deeply shaken by violence...