| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:16 PM
Just before the floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy inundated Krista Sperber's home, she had her two children grab what they could from their rooms and hop in the car for a ride to a relative's home away from the coast. She figured they'd be gone for a few...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 6:26 PM
Not since Alexander Graham Bell twisted pairs of wires together in the 1870s has the simple telephone technology that has served Americans for generations — the landline — faced such a threat to its existence.
It's not just that droves of...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:13 PM
DuPage County is vying for federal dollars that would help address persistent flooding problems throughout the area.
The county is throwing its hat into the National Disaster Resilience Competition, an effort aimed at helping local communities rebuild...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 6:41 PM
It was to be “crippling” and “potentially historic.”
It was to dump up to 3 feet of snow onto New York City, bringing Gotham to its knees and causing hardened locals to huddle inside as drifts inched up the sooty walls of...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 5:54 PM
After Hurricane Sandy swept up the East Coast in October 2012, devastating coastal communities, President Barack Obama called for an analysis of flood risks to vulnerable areas and ways for communities to adapt.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Army Corps of...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:06 PM
Rising seas and pounding waves driven by climate change are chipping away at the coast near the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, threatening launch pads and future operations, scientists said on Friday.
"There's reason to be nervous now because the...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:38 PM
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...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 9:56 AM
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...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:43 PM
In what's being billed as Deerfield Beach's largest beachfront renourishment project in recent memory, thousands of truckloads of sand will rumble down to the shoreline starting next week.
The cost of the $2.1 million project is being split three-ways:...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 9:15 PM
Boynton Beach has eBay to thank for one of the city's newest historical artifacts.
A century-old postcard with a picture of the Coquimbo — a Norwegian ship that hit a sandbar approximately 350 yards off the city's shores in 1909 — has been...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 8:48 AM
I know it's snowing and the weather is going to make the roads no fun later today, but hopefully the area's football community will still be able to make it out to the Northampton Community Center tonight for the 55th annual National Football Foundation...