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How ‘Soft Infrastructure,’ Like Wetlands and Green Roofs, Could Help Protect NYC from Future Storms

How ‘Soft Infrastructure,’ Like Wetlands and Green Roofs, Could Help Protect NYC from Future Storms

As the climate changes and sea levels rise, cities that were previously thought to be relatively safe are looking more and more vulnerable -- just ask anyone in New York who lived through Hurricane Sandy.

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Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

Many people displaced by Hurricane Sandy have since returned to their homes only to learn that they might be without electricity for another month. Some residents of the Rockaways and Hamilton Beach are

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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

Just one day after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the eastern coast of the US, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo gave frank statements in which they acknowledged the

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Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

Scientists Cautioned for Years About Threat to NYC from Large Hurricanes

With significant areas of New York City still underwater, many without power, hospitals evacuated and a public transit system that may take weeks to recover—New Yorkers have certainly learned the

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How to Survive Hurricane Sandy in NYC

How to Survive Hurricane Sandy in NYC

Hurricane Sandy is barreling up the East Coast towards New York, and those in the path of the storm should brace for the worst. If you live in NYC you probably know that you need to stock up on food and

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Yale Poll Finds Majority of Americans Now Believe Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather

Yale Poll Finds Majority of Americans Now Believe Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather

In the wake of a bizarre array of extreme weather events throughout the United States, a study from Yale University has found that the majority of Americans have finally realized that yes, global warming

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Cost of Damages from Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

Cost of Damages from Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

While New York City may have been spared the worst, Irene still wreaked a lot of havoc along the Eastern Seaboard. The hurricane, which was downgraded to a tropical storm before landing in NYC, left at

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Equipment Around Nuclear Reactor in Maryland Damaged by Hurricane Irene

Equipment Around Nuclear Reactor in Maryland Damaged by Hurricane Irene

Equipment around a nuclear reactor in Maryland was damaged by wind and others were taken offline as a precaution after Hurricane Irene blew through the East Coast on Sunday. According to the Guardian,

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Subway Still Shut Down After Tropical Storm Irene Hits NYC

Subway Still Shut Down After Tropical Storm Irene Hits NYC

Tropical Storm Irene battered the New York area on Sunday morning, leaving the regional transportation systems crippled and thousands without power. Both of New York's major airports were still closed on

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Increased Intensity of Hurricanes Due to Climate Change

Increased Intensity of Hurricanes Due to Climate Change

As hurricane Irene moves slowly up the east coast, you can bet that everyone on this side of the country is bracing for the worst. Aside from the fact that NYC is in a state of emergency in light of a

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NYC Shuts Down All Mass Transit Due to Hurricane Irene

NYC Shuts Down All Mass Transit Due to Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene makes her way north, New Yorkers will be unable to travel via bus, subway, and rail services due to the looming MTA shutdown of all public transit starting at noon on Saturday and

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Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC as Category 1 Storm with 90mph Winds on Sunday

Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC as Category 1 Storm with 90mph Winds on Sunday

As the threat of Hurricane Irene looms over the East Coast, we're worried about NYC withstanding the storm. New York’s skyscrapers are built to withstand hurricane strength winds, but we're expecting

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Wind Turbines Might Not Stand Up to Hurricane Irene

Wind Turbines Might Not Stand Up to Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene careens towards the east coast of the United States and residents rush to batten down the hatches we must not forget to take care of our renewable energy generators -- especially wind

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Hurricane Irene Puts a Damper on Highly Anticipated MLK Memorial Dedication in D.C.

Hurricane Irene Puts a Damper on Highly Anticipated MLK Memorial Dedication in D.C.

The much-anticipated Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial dedication ceremony that was expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to D.C. this Sunday has been cancelled due to Hurricane

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