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On USCG Anniversary, Gov. McAuliffe Urges Hurricane Preparedness

Gov. Terry McAuliffe encouraged Virginians to get ready for hurricane season and provided an update on the commonwealth’s preparations Friday at a press conference

Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, Sparks Solar Energy Breakthrough

Here's a new twist on the "butterfly effect" leading to more lightweight, compact concentrated systems for solar energy harvesting -- instead of hurricanes Butterfly Flaps Its Wings, Sparks Solar Energy Breakthrough was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

New Orleans Hospital Is Replaced, With Hope of Preserving Its Mission

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Charity Hospital, which was ruined by Hurricane Katrina, has been replaced with a $1.1 billion hospital, but there are concerns over whether it will continue its history of serving the poor.

New insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport

As tropical storm Isaac was gaining momentum toward the Mississippi River in August 2012, researchers were dropping instruments from the sky above to study the ocean conditions beneath the storm. The newly published study showed how a downwelling of warm waters deepened the storm's fuel tank for a rapid intensification toward hurricane status. Show More Summary

Post-Sandy Rebuilding for Resiliency: Lessons From Long Beach, New York

My small bungalow in Long Beach, New York, sits one half block from the bay and one and a half blocks from the ocean. Hurricane Sandy required a gut renovation of my home's ground floor and required my next-door neighbors to demolish their house and rebuild a new one. But rebuild they did. read more

Models need to include ocean upwelling-downwelling responses to improve hurricane forecasts

From the UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE Study offers new insights on hurricane intensity, pollution transport Researchers study currents that fuel hurricanes and transport pollutants to coastal beaches MIAMI – As tropical storm Isaac was gaining momentum toward the Mississippi River in August 2012, University of Miami (UM) researchers were…

ZurichVoice: 10 Years Later, Lessons We Learned From Katrina

By Bryan Borzykowski It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast. While the storm had a major impact on these cities and its citizens, it affected several industries in a big way, too. The insurance industry, in particular, was hit hard, with massive losses [...]

South Street Seaport Museum Cancels First Post-Sandy Benefit

The South Street Seaport Museum, which was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy, cancels a benefit concert scheduled for next week.

Did a Building Kill Four Professors at a New Orleans College?

At the intersection of class, race, university politics and the lingering damage of Hurricane Katrina lie the bodies of four professors from Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), a historically African-American institution that primarily serves older, returning students. Show More Summary

Bernie Sanders pushes rivals to crack down on Wall Street

If the Democratic field of candidates for president were a weather phenomenon, you could call it Hurricane Occupy Pushed by Bernie Sanders, the passionate left-leaning Senator from Vermont, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley have used...Show More Summary

Emily Dickinson Documentary in the Wings

Faith is not the only fine invention for those of us who see! Phosphorescence, a new project about Emily Dickinson, is narrated by Cynthia Nixon and comes from British production company Hurricane Films, the same team behind Terence Davies’ narrative film about Dickinson, A Quiet Passion. “This is not just any documentary undertaking. We understand […]

Ongoing recovery efforts take toll on hurricane survivors

According to a major report on NJ residents living in Superstorm Sandy’s path, over 100,000 experienced significant structural damage to their primary homes. Research finds that tens of thousands still live with unfinished repairs, disputed...Show More Summary

Ongoing Recovery Efforts Take Toll on Hurricane Survivors

According to the Sandy Child and Family Health Study, a major report on NJ residents living in Superstorm Sandy's path, over 100,000 experienced significant structural damage to their primary homes. Conducted by Rutgers University, New...Show More Summary

Many Dialysis Patients Are Unprepared for Natural Disasters

Among patients scheduled to have dialysis during the landfall of Hurricane Sandy at clinics where electricity had been deprived, 26.3% missed dialysis sessions and 66.1% received dialysis at non-regular dialysis units. The percentage of patients who carried their insurance information and detailed medication lists with them were 75.9% and 44.3%, respectively.

FOUND: $1 Million of Sunken Golden Treasure

Sunken treasure is real sometimes (Photo: Queen Jewels) Three hundred years ago this summer, a fleet of Spanish ships set sail from Cuba. Their timing was bad: about a week out, a hurricane blew up and sunk 11 of the dozen ships offShow More Summary

The world’s last commercial sailing ship, The Pamir, rounding Cape Horn for the last time in 1949

The German ship Pamir which, in 1949, became the last commercial sailing ship to round Cape Horn. She capsized and sank in September 1957 in a hurricane off the Azores, with the loss of 80 crew.

The DIY Pollution-Hunters

Travis Haas, a New Orleans high school science teacher, says that ever since Hurricane Katrina, his students have endured so many lectures and lessons on the importance and vulnerability of Louisiana’s wetlands that many develop “wetlands...Show More Summary

Mapping Storm Hotspots, Where the World's Tempests are Brewed

Global lightning map based on satellite observations between 1995-2013. (Photo: NASA/Public Domain) Where do hurricanes corkscrew into being? Where does the black dervish of a tornado tend to roar up? And where do the elements of sunlight...Show More Summary

WTF (and yet Business As Usual): Jennifer Lopez in Bao Tranchi

“HOLA LOVERS.” “I have a plan, lovers. Shh. Hear me out. My talent show is ending next year and so I am going to go revitalize another big show: Lots of Kardashians or whatever. I will go in like a Category Lopez Hurricane and I will blow that Krispy person right out of there and take over the family Read More...

Post-Sandy Rebuilding for Resiliency: Lessons from Long Beach, NY

My small bungalow in Long Beach, New York, sits on a 60 by 40 foot plot of land one half block from the bay and one and a half blocks from the ocean. Long Beach is only two blocks wide in some parts of its west end. Hurricane Sandy required...Show More Summary

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