Hurricane Sandy

Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2012 was a crazy ride for New Yorkers, and we saw everything from the good (phone booths repurposed into miniature libraries) to the bad (Hurricane Sandy crippling our city) to the just plain ugly (a

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Blu Homes Offers Discounts on Prefab Homes for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Blu Homes Offers Discounts on Prefab Homes for Hurricane Sandy Victims

As the East Coast continues its long uphill battle to rebuild, a process which could take a decade, Blu Homes wants to join that effort with quickly-built prefab homes. Using durable materials and energy

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2012 Extreme Weather Damage Amounted to the Second Most Costly Year in US History

2012 Extreme Weather Damage Amounted to the Second Most Costly Year in US History

The cleanup cost for extreme weather events in 2012 makes this year the second most costly in US history, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced last week. There were 11

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10 Great Gifts That Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

10 Great Gifts That Help Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

If you're still interested in helping those affected by Hurricane Sandy, many artists and designers are making it extra easy for you to do so by offering up some great choices for gifts that support the

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Sales of Erik Abel’s Limited Edition Wood Prints Go to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief

Sales of Erik Abel’s Limited Edition Wood Prints Go to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief

Erik Abel recently released a fresh set of limited edition prints, and 15% of all sales will be donated to Waves for Water for their Hurricane Sandy relief initiative. Six

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Solar-Powered LuminAID Lamp Launches “Give Light, Get Light” BOGO Initiative

Solar-Powered LuminAID Lamp Launches “Give Light, Get Light” BOGO Initiative

LuminAID is an inflatable, solar-powered light designed for a range of uses including disaster response and camping. Each light recharges with about five hours of sunlight, producing eight to 10 hours of

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SpareOne Emergency Phone Squeezes 15 Years of Battery Life and 10 Hours of Talk Time From a Single AA

SpareOne Emergency Phone Squeezes 15 Years of Battery Life and 10 Hours of Talk Time From a Single AA

In an emergency situation, the last thing you need to worry about is whether or not your cell phone has enough charge to make a call. The SpareOne Emergency Phone is a mobile phone that operates on a

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Study Finds Sea Levels Rising 60% Faster Than Expected, U.S. Coastal Towns at Risk

Study Finds Sea Levels Rising 60% Faster Than Expected, U.S. Coastal Towns at Risk

Photo from Shutterstock A recent scientific study has found that sea levels are rising 60% faster than previously expected. Satellite data collected by US-based mathematician Grant Foster and German

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What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

What Hurricane Sandy Taught Us About America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

Photo of a blacked out Lower Manhattan by Iwan Baan When Hurricane Sandy reached the eastern United States in late October, it wasn't a surprise visit - meteorologists had issued warnings about the

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How We Can Strengthen America’s Infrastructure Against Future Natural Disasters

How We Can Strengthen America’s Infrastructure Against Future Natural Disasters

Photo by NYC DOT New York is one of the world’s great cities - and when it was brought to a standstill by Hurricane Sandy, many questioned the state of the city’s infrastructure - and the

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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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Amazing Organic FreshPaper Keeps Your Produce From Rotting

Amazing Organic FreshPaper Keeps Your Produce From Rotting

There are few things more disappointing than reaching into your refrigerator for a nice fresh piece of produce only to be greeted by a slimy, stinking glob of mush in a bag. While you could have sworn you

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Show Your Concern for Hurricane Sandy Victims with One of Sebastian Errazuriz’s Dip-Dyed T-Shirts

Show Your Concern for Hurricane Sandy Victims with One of Sebastian Errazuriz’s Dip-Dyed T-Shirts

Like many New Yorkers, Greenpoint, Brooklyn-based artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz's life work was interrupted by Hurricane Sandy. So instead of ignoring what was right in front of him, Errazuriz

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Six Things You Can Do To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Six Things You Can Do To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Photo via Shutterstock Donate Money to the Red Cross The American Red Cross is the number one disaster relief charity in the US, and it's far and away the most trusted and most popular charity that you

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President Obama’s Re-Election is a Victory for Clean Air and Clean Energy

President Obama’s Re-Election is a Victory for Clean Air and Clean Energy

Sky photo from Shutterstock Frances Beinecke, president of the Natural Resources Defense Council, declared Tuesday’s re-election of President Barack Obama a major victory for the environment.

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Airbnb is Offering Free Housing for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Airbnb is Offering Free Housing for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

New Yorkers have been opening their homes to one another all week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg and online accommodations marketplace Airbnb announced a way to make

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Iwan Baan Shares How He Shot That Amazing Half-Dark New York City Aerial Photo

Iwan Baan Shares How He Shot That Amazing Half-Dark New York City Aerial Photo

Some are calling it New York magazine’s most prodigious cover ever, but most people don’t know what photographer Iwan Baan had to go through to snap the remarkable photo of a half-dark New

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It’s Snowing in NY: Nor’easter Storm Hits New York and New Jersey

It’s Snowing in NY: Nor’easter Storm Hits New York and New Jersey

A little more than a week after Hurricane Sandy hit us with everything she had, another storm is once again prompting evacuation orders for the Rockaways and other at-risk areas in New York and New

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British Scientist Claims Damage from Hurricane Sandy Could Have Been Prevented With Discarded Car Tires

British Scientist Claims Damage from Hurricane Sandy Could Have Been Prevented With Discarded Car Tires

Professor Stephen Salter of the University of Edinburgh believes that a device made from discarded car tires could prevent the formation of superstorms such as Hurricane Sandy. He calls his invention the

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The Loudest Internet Voice on Hurricane Sandy Doesn’t Believe in Climate Change

The Loudest Internet Voice on Hurricane Sandy Doesn’t Believe in Climate Change

The Wikipedia page for Hurricane Sandy received over half a million views in the past week, and one Floridian man named Ken Mampel has dedicated great time and effort to maintaining the page himself. The

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Hurricane Sandy Forces Mitt Romney To Eat His Words About Rising Oceans

Hurricane Sandy Forces Mitt Romney To Eat His Words About Rising Oceans

Remember that patronizing remark Presidential candidate Mitt Romney made about climate change and rising ocean levels? It was at the 2012 Republican National Convention, where Romney probably felt

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How Hurricane Sandy Could Impact the 2012 Election

How Hurricane Sandy Could Impact the 2012 Election

The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy will almost certainly have an impact on the presidential election -- the question is, how? And to what extent? First, there's the logistical challenge of

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PLEASE HELP: Desperate Lower Manhattan Struggles For Water, Food, Communication

PLEASE HELP: Desperate Lower Manhattan Struggles For Water, Food, Communication

Many people in Lower Manhattan live in tall high-rise buildings, and without access to power elevators stop working, refrigerators stop working and food spoils, water stops pumping, and it is extremely

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Hurricane Sandy Highlights the Dangers of Nuclear Energy

Hurricane Sandy Highlights the Dangers of Nuclear Energy

Photo via Shutterstock This morning, officials announced that New Jersey's Oyster Creek nuclear plant is no longer on alert. The alert was brought on by quickly rising water levels, which posed a

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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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More than 7.5 Million Without Power as Hurricane Sandy Strikes the East Coast

More than 7.5 Million Without Power as Hurricane Sandy Strikes the East Coast

In NYC, the powerful storm caused a 13-foot surge of seawater, flooding streets in lower Manhattan and shutting down parts of the electrical system. New Jersey was also hit hard by the storm, and some

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How Climate Change Increased the Intensity of Hurricane Sandy

How Climate Change Increased the Intensity of Hurricane Sandy

Whenever an extreme weather event occurs -- whether it's a hurricane or a blizzard -- pundits are quick to use it as evidence to support their beliefs about climate change. We can’t blame Hurricane

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NYC Public Transit System Crippled after Hurricane Sandy Causes Widespread Flooding

NYC Public Transit System Crippled after Hurricane Sandy Causes Widespread Flooding

The storm has passed, but the cleanup has only just begun. As officials begin to assess the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to New York City's public transit system, all services in NYC remain

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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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