Hurricane Sandy

“Bomb Cyclone”: Why We Need Natural Storm Defenses

What do beachfront homes and businesses, sand dunes, and snowy owls have in common?  They’re all at risk from increasingly intense winter storms. Early January’s bomb cyclone wreaked havoc all …

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA’s National Ocean Service/ Flickr)

Remembering Hurricane Sandy and Looking to the Future

Three years ago, one of the largest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic slammed into the heavily populated coastline of New Jersey and New York. Seawalls, bulkheads, and other human-made …

Wind Turbine

New York’s Next Superhero? An Offshore Wind Farm

The best sail of my life took place off the eastern end of Long Island. Upon learning that the winds off of New York’s coast present some of the most …

After Sandy, Will New Jersey Act on Climate?

In this month’s United in-flight magazine, there is a major expose on New Jersey, a state that one year ago was on the hearts and minds of citizens nationwide when …

The Costs of Climate Change and Extreme Weather like Hurricane…

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 …

One Year after Hurricane Sandy, Clean Energy Leaders Plan Big…

You know that feeling – equal parts daunting and exhilarating – that you get when you see or meet the champions of your cause, the experts of your favorite field? …

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Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy – A Blueprint for a Better…

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 …

Volunteers Get Dirty on Earth Day to Restore Hurricane-Damaged Youth Garden

Earth Day 2013 at New York City’s Gateway National Recreation Area was a day for partnerships. Home Depot, National Park Service and NWF volunteers all converged at the Ecology Village garden …

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