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A Conversation with Irene Hardwicke Olivieri

Her diaristic approach to personal history such as a failed marriage or the death of a loved one are what Olivieri called, “emotional hurricanes that are fodder for my work.”

Hurricane Jeopardizes 2015 5-Star's Dream

Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 2015 5-star college football recruit, gave Bleacher Report an inside look at how Hurricane Irene devastated his family and home just as his freshman season was beginning. Watch the video and witness the power of family and its support of a young man's dream. Read more College Football news on BleacherReport.com

Photo: Stranded houses tell a story of super storms and shifting shorelines

This photo from 2011 shows houses stranded near Pea Island NWR after Hurricane Irene blew through the area. With climate change causing both stronger storms and rising sea levels, beach front property is no longer the investment it once was.

Paleotempestology and 2011's Hurricane Irene

A new study published examines the geological legacy of Hurricane Irene, not only in terms of its impact on current coastal conditions but also in what it can tell geoscientists about the past. Hurricane Irene made landfall in Onslow...Show More Summary

Paleotempestology and 2011's Hurricane Irene

Boulder, Colorado, USA – A new study published in the December issue of GSA Today examines the geological legacy of Hurricane Irene, not only in terms of its impact on current coastal conditions but also in what it can tell geoscientists about the past. Show More Summary

AccuWeather Acquires Sky Motion to Deliver Hyperlocal Weather Forecasts

Recent catastrophic weather events such as hurricanes Sandy, Irene and Katrina have proven that, as a matter of necessity, the public’s appetite for detailed weather information is on the rise In an effort to meet that need with even...Show More Summary

Not wrong, yet not right

By CarlAtmospheric scientists have a really tough job: predicting weather. This year, 2013, has seen a hurricane season that lived up to predictions, and yet, did not: In August of 2011, Tropical Storm Irene became the worst storm to hit New York since 1972. Show More Summary

After the storms, a different opinion on climate change

Extreme weather may lead people to think more seriously about climate change, according to new research. In the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, New Jersey residents were more likely to show support for a politician running on a "green" platform, and expressed a greater belief that climate change is caused by human activity. read more

It Happened To Me: FEMA Is Making Me Repay My Disaster Relief Grants

7 months agoLifestyle : xoJane

After our new Connecticut home was hit by Hurricane Irene, FEMA stepped up to help with disaster relief. What we didn't know is that they would ask us to pay it all back two years later. read more

FEMA insights from a departing chief of staff

Jason McNamara served as FEMA’s chief of staff for the past four years, helping the agency deal with disasters that included this month’s massive twister in Oklahoma, the BP oil spill, the Joplin tornado, and hurricanes Irene and Sandy. On Friday, … Continue reading ?

Elementary – Recap: Hurricane Irene

Elementary – Recap: Hurricane Irene via Rickey.org Elementary delivers the season's biggest shocker. The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor

Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Irene aside, folks still want to build up their new data centers in New York

last yearTechnology : GigaOM

You think that after two 100-year storms in two years, that New York-area businesses would want to put new data center capacity far, far away. But new research says you would be wrong.

Watch a Time-Lapse Video of Earth from the International Space Station

Using footage gathered from the astronauts aboard the International Space Station, a time-lapse video has been created documenting the spectacular phenomena of a little planet called Earth. The Sarychev Volcano and Hurricane Irene are...Show More Summary

Climate Change Listed as Risk to NY Bondholders

New York is warning investors that climate change poses a long-term risk to the state’s financial health, citing Hurricane Sandy and tropical storms Irene and Lee, which caused widespread damage and economic losses. Climate change is now listed as a risk in the state’s bond offerings, alongside warnings about other hazards including unresolved litigation and [...]

DOT Engineer Forced To Quit After Speaking With Reporter

A state Department of Transportation employee was forced to resign under the threat of termination after he spoke to a reporter without authorization for a story about the agency's response to Hurricane Irene. Mike Fayette, an engineer...Show More Summary

A Misanthropic Review Of America’s Destination Wedding Epidemic

last yearOdd : Thought Catalog

Your phone rings while you are engaged in a harrowing game of Words With Friends and the guy watching your dog tells you that a category one hurricane named Irene is headed to the east coast.

Learning from Sandy

last yearNews : Need to Know

By Eric Jaffe, Atlantic Cities | January 14, 2013 From a behavioral perspective, the hardest thing about adapting to the slow process of climate change is creating a sense of urgency. After a close call with Hurricane Irene a couple years back, and a horrible clash with Hurricane Sandy this past fall, New York is [...]

Stormin' Holiday Card

In 2011 it was hard to beat the McCall's holiday card. Taking advantage of the hurricane of the year (Irene) Greg and Cecilia managed an excellent SUP family photo (SUPing down the street in front of their home.) The Peconic...

Poll: Most N.Y. Voters Link Superstorm to Climate Change

Sixty-nine percent tied Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee to global climate change, compared with 24 percent who said they were isolated weather events, the poll found.

Sandy Rosenthal: Hurricane Sandy Reveals That Evacuating Is No Holiday

Many on the east coast have discovered with Sandy -- and one year ago, with Irene -- what New Orleanians already know: Evacuations are expensive and stressful. They are no holiday for the fleeing residents.

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