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Flood Walls For Subways And Sea Barriers Along Coasts

News, Sandy Storm
Jan
13

A commission formed to examine ways to guard against storms like Sandy released a report that calls for flood walls in subways, water pumps at airports and sea barriers along the coast…

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Bill Fails to Face Coastal Realities

As part of the sorely-needed aid package to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, Congress is also considering spending billions on ill-advised and environmentally damaging beach and coastal rebuilding projects that ignore the looming threats of rising seas and intensifying storms. By RobYoung.

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Whale Bones On Florida’s New Smyrna Beach Revealed By Superstorm Sandy

News, Sandy Storm
Dec
20

The skeleton of a rare whale unearthed by superstorm Sandy erosion has been discovered on a Florida beach.

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Why We Underestimate the Costs of Climate Change

The wastewater infrastructure of New York and New Jersey was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy, the systems failed. It is just one manifestation of a larger danger. Once we start to think about how climate change can undermine the basic structures we have built and upon which we rely, it becomes clear that virtually everything is at risk…

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Staten Island, Hurricane Sandy And The Impact Of New Homes In Storm-Ravaged Areas

News, Sandy Storm
Dec
17

In a neighborhood of Staten Island where Hurricane Sandy flooded homes, swept boats into the streets, and caused at least two deaths, builders have already resumed construction on a series of new houses, raising concerns among residents who have long tried to halt development in the area…

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Jersey Shore Development Failures Exposed By Hurricane Sandy

News, Sandy Storm
Dec
12

Many experts say Sandy presents an opportunity to rethink New Jersey’s future development patterns. Some argue that the most sensible approach would be to pull back from vulnerable coastlines and relinquish some real estate to nature. But already the pressures are building, from homeowners, and from municipalities hungry for property tax revenues, to put everything back the way it was…

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Big Weather And Coastal Cities: A Harvard School Of Public Health Webcast

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this Forum event will explore how people and cities rebound from devastating natural disasters and how they prepare for new catastrophes.

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Lidar Confirms Sandy’s Dramatic Coastal Change Impacts and Future Coastal Vulnerability

The extent of Hurricane Sandy’s wrath, and the future coastal vulnerability of the region, is clear in a new U.S. Geological Survey analysis of recently collected lidar coastal data. The research documented particularly dramatic impacts within the Fire Island National Seashore on Long Island, NY.

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Superstorm Moves Film From Theoretical to Concrete

In the documentary “Shored Up,” scientists warn that with a rising sea level, a major storm could put New Jersey’s barrier islands underwater and create devastating storm surges. In other words, what happened last month when Superstorm Sandy slammed into New Jersey and New York.

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