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Hurricane Sandy (2012)

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Top Hurricane Sandy (2012) Articles

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  • Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey

    Since Sandy, a storm pattern of costly stumbles in New Jersey
    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...
  • Want to buy in a flood-prone area and still get insurance? Thank Uncle Sam.

    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...
  • A Boozy Tour of Red Hook

    A Boozy Tour of Red Hook
    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...
  • U.S. to create gasoline stockpile in Northeast in case of storms

    U.S. to create gasoline stockpile in Northeast in case of storms
    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...
  • Chris Christie lawyers clear him, blame aides in bridge dispute

    Chris Christie lawyers clear him, blame aides in bridge dispute
    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,...
  • 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...
  • Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law

    Mikulski calls for FEMA to speed up flood law
    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...
  • 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...
  • D&L sticks with half marathon, drops full

    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...
  • Golden retriever comfort dogs, four-legged healers, return to Boston

    Golden retriever comfort dogs, four-legged healers, return to Boston
    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...