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Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen).

The Costs of Climate Change and Extreme Weather like Hurricane Sandy

10/28/2013 // By Mollie Simon

One year ago, Hurricane Sandy, the second costliest hurricane in American history, made landfall on the East Coast. Twelve months later, the images of demolished landscapes and neighborhoods are still fresh in our minds. Hurricane Sandy brought extreme costs to our […] Read more >

Beach-nesting birds—like these black skimmers—were among the wildlife hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy.

Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy – A Blueprint for a Better Future for People and Wildlife

9/11/2013 // By John Kostyack

While I was enjoying my August beach vacation, the federal government was releasing its plan for rebuilding the New York City metro area and the New Jersey shore in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. I grew up in the New […] Read more >

Birds flying over Cat Island. Photo by Sara

Paradise Found: 3 Reasons to Restore the Gulf

6/21/2013 // By Sara Gonzalez-Rothi

The Gulf Coast is a real-life paradise. Its denizens enjoy mild weather, great seafood, sea-view sunsets and award-winning beaches. As the saying goes, though, “Every rose has its thorns.” For Gulf Coast-ers who call it home, the region isn’t without danger. Residents […] Read more >

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Small Company, Big Impact

5/27/2013 // By Christopher Parker

Superstorm Sandy was indeed a very big storm, caused a large amount of destruction and affected millions of people, everything about it was big. On May 17, 2013 a small company made a very big effort in the restoration work […] Read more >

Seagoing Northern Gannet: U.S. FWS

Hurricane Sandy’s Impact on Fish and Wildlife

10/30/2012 // By Kevin Coyle

Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast this week and due to its unusual West-turning track, it came ashore midway in the eastern “Megalopolis” with its 65 million people.  Virginia and Maryland were drenched and pummeled and New York and New Jersey […] Read more >

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy off the shores of Florida and an approaching cold front across the Midwest. (NASA GOES, 10-25-2012)

East Coast Faces Monstrous Halloween Hurricane: How is Climate Change Fueling Sandy?

10/26/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

As Hurricane Sandy barrels up the East Coast, forecasters are giving it nicknames that sound like the title of a disaster movie: Frankenstorm. The Perfect Storm II. All point to the grave danger of a monster storm fueled by the […] Read more >

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Surveying Hurricane Isaac’s Impacts

9/5/2012 // By Lacey McCormick

Story and photos by Jared Serigné. The Delacroix Island where my grandfather was raised will never exist again. I’m okay with that. I’ve come to terms with it. I love Delacroix for what it is now, and that’s exactly why […] Read more >

Dreading the End of Summer

8/31/2012 // By Amanda Staudt

As the pool closes and we start getting ready for another school year, my spirits are sagging. At first I thought it was just feeling wistful that another summer is coming to an end. But, it’s more than that. Frankly, […] Read more >

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Climate Change and Hurricanes: Not Just a Concern for Coastal Communities

9/15/2011 // By Amanda Staudt

The 2011 hurricane season may well be remembered most for flooding along the eastern seaboard, especially from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The impacts were felt in places that typically don’t have to worry about hurricanes. That’s because some […] Read more >

The costs of climate change: more extreme flooding in places like Vermont. Image from VTdigger.org.

Vermont Governor Bemoans Climate Inaction After Flood

8/31/2011 // By Tony Iallonardo

Saying his state is under siege after Hurricane Irene swept through his state early this week, the governor of Vermont had some choice words about the failure of leaders at the national and international level to cut carbon pollution that […] Read more >

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