Surfing from / October, 2012

Sandy Reminds Us of Coastal Hazards, by Robert Young

Hurricane Sandy will almost certainly join the pantheon of “costliest storms in history.”The impacts of the storm have been felt as far inland as Toronto, Ontario and coastal erosion and flooding affected beaches from South Carolina to southern Massachusetts. There has been massive damage to significant segments of the New Jersey and New York coastal infrastructure.

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Greening Havana

According to international studies, a key action for mitigating the effects of global warming is to increase forest cover in each country. The Cuban government’s National Forestry Programme has set a target of increasing forest cover to over 29 percent by 2015.

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Is Sandy a Taste of Things to Come?

We should not be surprised. The melting of Arctic ice, rising sea levels, the warming atmosphere and changes to weather patterns are a potent combination likely to produce storms and tidal surges of unprecedented intensity, according to many experts.

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NYT Called Out City’s Flood-Protection Problems in September

With a 520-mile-long coast lined largely by teeming roads and fragile infrastructure, scientists have warned for years that the city is at risk due to rising sea levels. Is Sandy a taste of things to come?

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Hurricane Sandy’s Storm Surge Wreaks Havoc As Its Energy And Trajectory Stun Experts

Even with a week to watch and model the projected outcomes of the hurricane dubbed Sandy, which joined two other wintery weather systems to become the hybrid super-storm now squatting over central Pennsylvania, the historic event has meteorologists stunned byt its sheer size, strength and behavior.

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Hurricane Sandy: Live Updates

The National Hurricane Center said that as of 5 a.m. Tuesday, the storm was moving westward across Pennsylvania and was centered about 90 miles west of Philadelphia. It lost its hurricane status on Monday and is now considered an extratropical cyclone. See Live Updates.

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Northeast Suffers Huge Damage in Storm’s Path

As Hurricane Sandy churned inland as a downgraded storm, residents up and down the battered mid-Atlantic region woke on Tuesday to lingering waters, and darkened homes. The storm was the most destructive in the 108-year history of New York’s subway system,

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Sandy leaves death, damp and darkness in wake

Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without power, and an eerily quiet New York City was all but closed off by car, train and air as superstorm Sandy steamed inland, still delivering punishing wind and rain.

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Catastrophic flooding hits Northeast as Sandy plows ashore

Superstorm Sandy surged inland late Monday, hitting the New Jersey shore and New York Harbor with incredible force. A levee in northern New Jersey failed to hold back Sandy’s storm surge on Tuesday, flooding at least four towns with up to 6 feet of water and forcing residents of one trailer park to climb onto their roofs to escape the rushing water.

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