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SUING THE INDUSTRIAL AGE: New York City’s lawsuit against oil companies for having caused Supersto…

SUING THE INDUSTRIAL AGE: New York City’s lawsuit against oil companies for having caused Superstorm Sandy is absurd. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that New York City is filing a lawsuit against Big Oil, seeking unspecified damages that will likely total in the tens of billions of dollars. The immediate cause for the suit, […]

The rise and fall of Chris Christie, from Superstorm Sandy to Bridgegate

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Just as Sandy had made him a star, Bridgegate made him a pariah. By the time he started running for president, he was already failing in New Jersey.        

As New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's term nears end, his approval rating sinks to 13 percent

In the days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie crisscrossed the state, assessing damage, hugging evacuees and projecting the image of a man in charge. In a famous show of bipartisanship, he welcomed President Obama to New Jersey as the state sought federal funds to help...

As Gov. Chris Christie bids farewell, many in New Jersey say good riddance

In the days after Superstorm Sandy ravaged New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie crisscrossed the state, assessing damage, hugging evacuees and projecting the image of a man in charge. In a famous show of bipartisanship, he welcomed President Obama to New Jersey as the state sought federal funds to help...

The Latest: State lawmaker pleads not guilty in fraud case

The Latest on the indictment of New York state Assemblywoman Pamela Harris (all times local): 5:35 p.m. A New York state assemblywoman who authorities say falsely claimed Superstorm Sandy forced … Click to Continue »

Brooklyn assemblywoman indicted on fraud and other charges

Authorities on Tuesday said a New York state assemblywoman cheated the federal government out of Superstorm Sandy money and New York City out of funds intended for charities, spending some … Click to Continue »

Scientists Warn 'Bomb Cyclone' Brings Strong Winds, Cold Temperatures

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This powerful storm was created by a cold jet stream colliding with warm air over the Atlantic. It is similar to Superstorm Sandy but is likely to cause less damage.

Military turns to oyster reefs to protect against storms

Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the Navy loads some of America's most sophisticated weapons onto warships, suffered $50 million worth of damage in Superstorm Sandy. Now the naval pier is … Click to Continue »

New York Utilities Learned a Lot From Superstorm Sandy. Will That Help Them in Puerto Rico?

After Superstorm Sandy rattled New York, its storm surge washing over electrical equipment and darkening a large chunk of Manhattan, Johnny Price lived at the Con Edison control center where he worked for nearly a week straight. “I just...Show More Summary

Helping New York weather the storm

I recently spent a day with a group of volunteers in Brooklyn to help repair a home damaged by Superstorm Sandy five years ago. Five years ago—let that sink in. Sandy was one of the most... To view the full story, click the title li...

Bold climate-change actions the next City Council speaker must take

Climate change is one of the most urgent threats facing New Yorkers. Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy brought massive storm surges and flooding and exposed deep inequities in our city’s... To view the full story, click the title lin...

Storms Hit Poorer People Harder, From Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Maria

By Chris Sellers, Stony Brook University (The State University of New York) The ferocious “frankenstorm” known as Sandy that ripped through greater New York City five years ago remains one for the record books. Like this year’s hurricane...Show More Summary

Storms hit poorer people harder, from Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Maria

The ferocious "frankenstorm" known as Sandy that ripped through greater New York City five years ago remains one for the record books. Like this year's hurricane season, it racked up tens of billions of dollars in economic damages.

Murphy's lieutenant governor will lead Community Affairs

New Jersey Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says his top deputy will also lead the state department that played a key role in helping the state recover from Superstorm Sandy. Murphy's … Click to Continue »

Utilities See ‘Robust’ Spending on Grid Upgrades to Prepare for Distributed Resources

Utilities cut way back on infrastructure investments in the 1990s, delaying tens of billions of dollars in upgrades. Those investments started to pick up again after the 2009 stimulus package and Superstorm Sandy in 2012. The more recent...Show More Summary

It’s Been Five Years Since Hurricane Sandy. How Did This Season’s Storms Compare?

This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy happens to fall just on the other side of a summer bookended by devastating storms. Below, we’ve collated damage reports to estimate how Sandy figures relative to the recent spate of disasters to strike U.S. shores, […]

Businesses have a lot to lose in tunnel stalemate

As Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida are struggling to come back from the devastation of recent hurricanes, here in New York we recall our own extreme weather experience with Superstorm Sandy. Five... To view the full story, click the title link.

Hundreds of thousands in U.S. Northeast without power after storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rainstorm across the U.S. Northeast unleashed fierce winds that downed trees, knocked out power and halted commuter trains on Monday, five years after the deadly Superstorm Sandy struck the same region.

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