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Flood Walls For Subways And Sea Barriers Along Coasts

Flood Walls For Subways And Sea Barriers Along Coasts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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History Has Lessons for Post-Sandy America, by John R. Gillis

History Has Lessons for Post-Sandy America, by John R. Gillis

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Americans are finally beginning to ask themselves whether or not it might be advisable to build up to the edge of the sea. It is dawning on us that we are dealing with a human-made rather than natural disaster…

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Jersey Shore Development Failures Exposed By Hurricane Sandy

Jersey Shore Development Failures Exposed By Hurricane Sandy

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

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

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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