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Hurricane Sandy

Rep. Paul Gosar
The climate change schism between Congressional Republicans and Democrats is becoming more visible as deadly weather events increase and hit close to home.
In recent years, U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva has seen his district in southern Arizona ravaged by...
Aug 1, 2013 | Read More
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
When the Rhode Island Democrat takes the floor each week to lecture his colleagues on climate, the room is usually empty. But still he persists.
In October 2011, when most politicians were doing everything they could to avoid speaking publicly...
Feb 12, 2013 | Read More
FEMA released revised flood zone maps of New York City on January 28.
Scientists argue new FEMA flood maps may be too conservative because they don't consider future sea level rise, with implications for Sandy rebuilding.
2/6/13: Paragraph 11 of this story has been updated to include more information from FEMA. When the...
Feb 6, 2013 | Read More
Journalists covering the annual summit of the United Nations Framework Conventio
As NYT dismantles its environment desk, increased pressure on a handful of remaining journalists covering complexity of climate change.
The news last week that the New York Times is dismantling its environment desk and reassigning the...
Jan 17, 2013 | Read More
Hurricane Sandy damage in New Jersey
'Every month that goes by, we get further in the hole,' says environmental law expert Michael Gerrard in an interview.
In an essay after superstorm Sandy, Michael Gerrard, director of the Center for Climate Change Law...
Jan 16, 2013 | Read More
Bloomberg Businessweek's magazine cover on Nov. 1, following superstorm Sandy
Climate change was a politically taboo subject during nearly all of 2012. What a difference a superstorm makes.
This was the year climate change vanished from the political agenda—and then suddenly reappeared,...
Dec 28, 2012 | Read More
Greenpeace volunteers distributed food and supplies at a base in Queens.
Greenpeace and others are adding 'climate disaster relief' to their missions both for humanitarian purposes and to raise awareness of global warming.
Greenpeace usually makes its headlines for high-profile stunts—storming oil rigs, scaling coal...
Dec 17, 2012 | Read More
Public works crews remove a large tree from power lines after Hurricane Sandy pa
Transforming the archaic power network to a smart grid has taken on added urgency post-Sandy. What upgrades are needed, why and what's the holdup?
A week after superstorm Sandy left a huge swath of the East coast without electricity, New York Gov...
Dec 4, 2012 | Read More
Map of Tampa, Fla. if sea levels rose by 5 feet.
Dozens of cities in Florida would be flooded with a 3- to 7-foot rise in sea level—substantially lower than Hurricane Sandy's 9-foot storm surge in NYC.
For much of the Northeast, Hurricane Sandy was a harsh wake-up call to the extreme weather...
Nov 5, 2012 | Read More
Damaged caused to houses from Hurricane Sandy on the New Jersey Coast
An emergency declaration from the White House allowed federal money and responders to flow even before Sandy made landfall.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie captured national headlines—and conservative scorn—for praising...
Nov 5, 2012 | Read More