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After Hurricane Sandy, One Man Tries To Stop The Reconstruction

Geologist Orrin Pilkey predicted exactly what a storm like Sandy would do to the mid-Atlantic coast and New York City. On a tour of destruction after the deluge, he and David Gessner ponder a troubling question: Why are people rebuilding, as if all this isn’t going to happen again?

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The Most Striking Visualizations To Date of Hurricane Sandy, revealed

Scientists have recently developed striking visualizations of Hurricane Sandy, which devastated parts of the U.S. East Coast last year. The visualizations, created using state-of-the-art computer models at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), provide some of the most detailed looks at any hurricane to date.

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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, published in Psychological Science.

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Trying to Shame Dune Holdouts at Jersey Shore

Some oceanfront properties owners have refused to grant easements to allow the federal government to build a massive dune along a 50-mile stretch of the Jersey Shore. Without the protective ridge of sand, engineers predict it is only a matter of time before homes, neighborhoods, even entire communities are wiped out by rising seas.

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The Beach Builders, Can the Jersey Shore be saved?

New Yorker staff writer John Seabrook discusses the effort to protect New Jersey’s beaches in an age of superstorms like last year’s Hurricane Sandy.

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Hurricane Sandy Eroded Half of Fire Island’s Beaches and Dunes: New Report Quantifies Coastal Change

News, Sandy Storm
Aug
27

Beaches and dunes on Fire Island, New York, lost more than half of their pre-storm volume during Hurricane Sandy, leaving the area more vulnerable to future storms.

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Task Force: More And Worse Floods Are Coming, So Prepare

News, Sandy Storm
Aug
20

A presidential task force charged with developing a strategy for rebuilding areas damaged by Superstorm Sandy has issued a report recommending 69 policy initiatives…

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Hurricane Sandy Raised Risk Awareness in Eastern Cuba

Nine months after Hurricane Sandy, the worst disaster to hit this city in eastern Cuban in decades, local residents say they are now better prepared for catastrophes. According to the authorities, every new building must take into account the risk of hurricanes and earthquakes.

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Flood Insurance Costs May Soar For Hardest-Hit Sandy Victims

News, Sandy Storm
Jun
10

Like thousands of others in the hardest-hit coastal stretches of New Jersey and New York, George K. has almost finished repairing flood damage to his waterfront home, but his Superstorm Sandy nightmare is far from over…

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