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
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
After 32 years at the New York City Parks Department, Jill Weber thought she had seen it all - until Hurricane Sandy hit.
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 […]
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
In addition to beating the mayor’s construction goal by 2, the city has send out 2,104 checks to reimburse storm victims.
The city will start paying rent for Hurricane Sandy victims forced out of their homes for repairs.
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.
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 ...
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…
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...
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
Seniors displaced by Hurricane Sandy were blessed Wednesday by Cardinal Timothy Dolan.
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 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...
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.