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Low-wage workers suffer from snow day inequality

Much of the northeast is snowed in by Winter Storm Juno, but—as we've seen in the wake of other storms, like Hurricane Sandy—not all people are snowed in equally. Low-wage workers, who have little or no paid time off, may lose a dayShow More Summary

This blizzard will test Uber's emergency capping promise in New York

For Uber, bad press often follows bad weather In New York, many still remember how the company launched surge pricing during Hurricane Sandy in 2012, forcing hurricane-stricken consumers to dig deep in their wallets during a disaster. See...Show More Summary

New Jersey Should Leverage Private Capital to Achieve Resilient Energy Goals

Since Hurricane Sandy exposed the vulnerability of New Jersey’s antiquated power grid, the state has been investing heavily in enhancing the grid’s resilience and promoting clean energy technologies to upgrade to a smarter, more flexible system that can keep people safe and warm when they need it most. read more

$38M Contract Awarded for Storm Risk Reduction

Manson Construction has been awarded a $38 million contract to restore areas of the New Jersey coastline damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The Christie Administration, in partnership with the US Army Corps of Engineers, this week announced the award to reconstruct beaches, stormwater outfalls and implement modifications to existing groins in the area of Loch Arbour […]

8 Ways to Protect Your Operations From Severe Weather

Well, we made it through the second consecutive hurricane season without severe weather damaging a major US populated area. Superstorm Sandy is becoming a distant memory for some. This is both good and bad; the bad being the fear of people and businesses being complacent to the horrific effects to a building or a business of a severe […]

Lowest gas prices in years driving many to line up at the pump

For Janneth Agudelo, the cars and trucks lining up at gas stations in northern New Jersey bring back memories of Hurricane Sandy, when the power was out, gas was scarce and drivers waited behind dozens and dozens of vehicles to fill their tanks.

First Rockaway Parks Administrator retires

After 32 years at the New York City Parks Department, Jill Weber thought she had seen it all - until Hurricane Sandy hit.

U.S. Navy Wants Mobile Microgrids. Meet The Energy Magazine.

Even before microgrids attracted attention in the mainstream media for keeping the lights on in the wake Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Navy was kicking around the concept of a microgrid. Called an “energy magazine,” this new breed of microgrid is a distributed system of power generating and storage assets designed to store electricity from a […]

Limbaugh Points To Christie's Cowboys Visit As Proof Of Influence Peddling

From the January 6 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show: Previously: Limbaugh Jabs Christie: "A Real Republican" Would Not Have Appeared With Obama After Hurricane Sandy The Right-Wing Media Checklist: Covering Chris Christie's Bridge Scandal Right-Wing Media Deflect From Gov. Christie Bridge Scandal To Attack Obama, Invoke Benghazi

City beats de Blasio’s Hurricane Sandy reconstruction goals

In addition to beating the mayor’s construction goal by 2, the city has send out 2,104 checks to reimburse storm victims.

Hurricane Sandy victims will get rent money from city

The city will start paying rent for Hurricane Sandy victims forced out of their homes for repairs.

Sandy-Ravaged Rockaways Bungalow Reborn as an Artist Residency

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Two years on, the effect of Hurricane Sandy is still visible in the Rockaways's vacant bungalows. Artist Robyn Renee Hasty is imagining one of these storm-wrecked homes as a creative community space, one that could simultaneously be a model of rebuilding with low-impact design.

After Hurricane Sandy, Hoboken works on plan to avoid future flood damage

2 months agoHealth : The Checkup

Hurricane Sandy “filled up Hoboken like a bathtub,” the mayor of that New Jersey city told reporter Eric Jaffe. The storm flooded 1,700 homes, knocked out the power grid and did $100 million worth of local damage. Read full article ...

See the Worst Natural Disasters of 2014

When it comes to acts of God, 2014 wasn’t a particularly active year. No powerful hurricane struck the U.S. like Sandy in 2012 or Katrina in 2005. There was no singlecatastrophic event like the Asian tsunami of 2004, which killed nearly 300,000 people, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, which killed over 200,000, or even the…

How fear Of Occupy Wall Street undermined the Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy relief effort

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. One group quickly emerged as a bright spot. While victims in New York’s hardest hit neighborhoods were stuck in the cold and dark, volunteers from the spontaneously formed Occupy Sandy...

Open thread for night owls: Fear of Occupy Wall Street hurt Red Cross relief work after hurricane

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Justin Elliott and Jesse Eisinger at Pro-Publica write How Fear Of Occupy Wall Street Undermined the Red Cross’ Sandy Relief Effort. An excerpt: In the days after Superstorm Sandy, relief organizations were overwhelmed by the chaos and enormous need. Show More Summary

Cardinal Dolan gives blessing to new Bronx home for seniors

Seniors displaced by Hurricane Sandy were blessed Wednesday by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

Not-So-Green Giants: The verdict on One World Trade...

The verdict on One World Trade gets even less sunny with a report from Mother Jones on how the tower failed to become the greenest building in the world. In short, Hurricane Sandy destroyed its $10.6M clean-power fuel cells, "a...

Climate change not to blame for California drought, NOAA study concludes

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Climate change is usually discussed in extremes: Epic heat in Australia. A deadly heat wave in Europe. Hurricane Sandy grinding New York to a halt. The extreme California drought? Maybe not so much. A new National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration study released Monday shows that the 3-year...

Hurricane Sandy Increased Incidence of Heart Attacks and Stroke in Hardest Hit New Jersey Counties

Researchers at the Cardiovascular Institute of New Jersey at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School have found evidence that Hurricane Sandy, commonly referred to as a superstorm, had a significant effect on cardiovascular events, including myocardial infarction (heart attack) and stroke, in the high-impact areas of New Jersey two weeks following the 2012 storm.

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