Hurricane Irene

Impact
In the face of Trump's inaction, dozens sign Brewery Climate Declaration.
Politics
New Yorker Peter Lopez, who takes office Oct. 10, has his work cut out for him. He earns high marks from an EPA predecessor.
New York
Late last month, a stalled weather front dumped more than 13.5 inches of rain in a few hours on Long Island, flooding over 1,000 homes and businesses, opening massive sinkholes, and forcing hundreds to evacuate. That's almost as much rain as Long Island typically gets in an entire summer.
Politics
Greenberg said public support for mitigation efforts has likely increased because of the recent storms. But as time passes
Politics
"Future climate change may also lead to sea level rise which could lead to more frequent and extensive flooding," the plan
Environment
Is climate change too much of a psychological challenge for the president? Is it simply too much for him to confront the near-almighty power of the fossil fuel industry and the Republican (and some Democratic) politicians who are that industry's acolytes?
Home & Living
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My ex-wife Arlene and I have a very good relationship. It is a much better relationship than the one we would have had if we had actually stayed married. I hope my kids can appreciate that fact.
Impact
The "Mission" sounds simple enough: "to conduct tropical storm reconnaissance." _._ (The Atlantic hurricane region includes
Environment
All those parklands and wildlife sanctuaries sound idyllic to me and perhaps to you, but don't get too excited. Remember
Environment
Hurricane Sandy survivors: How are you managing the aftermath of the biggest storm in our nation's history, with costs now
Environment
Pundits reflected on whether Hurricane Sandy was the tipping point, the catastrophe that would put the environment back on the table -- pointedly after a presidential election where there was no debate on climate change. Could this latest occurrence be a wake-up call?
Environment
Many on the east coast have discovered with Sandy -- and one year ago, with Irene -- what New Orleanians already know: Evacuations are expensive and stressful. They are no holiday for the fleeing residents.
Culture & Arts
I lived in New Orleans during the early 1980s, and people got so complacently used to the threat of hurricanes out in the Gulf that they gave "hurricane parties" when the waters started to brew up their own hot madness each year. But this was no party in New York. This was déjà vu all over again.
New York
The recent superstorm, Sandy, has devastated large parts of our city and while we must continue to help those neighborhoods still in need, we also must begin to figure out how we move forward to avoid this large-scale suffering again.
Divorce
As the news of Sandy's destruction began to surface, I no longer felt bitterness toward my ex. I felt only gratitude.
Politics
The pool report noted that the president did not answer questions about growing frustrations among those affected by the
Environment
For the 50 million of us who stood in the path of Sandy and the rest who watched its devastation, isn't it time to ask our leaders how we can avoid a future where Frankenstorms like Sandy become the new normal?