November 2, 2012

Why Does Salt Make Hurricane Damage Worse?

Colin Lecher, PopSci

AP Photo

Sandy crippled the NYC subway system this week, knocking out power, damaging switches, and dumping gallons of storm water into the city's aging tunnel infrastructure. Officials estimated that it would take several days for the subway to return to normal (some lines have already resumed service), and a 2011 study on similar disasters suggested it could take even longer, up to several months. A big part of the...

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October 17, 2013
Whither the 2013 Hurricane Season?
Andrew Freedman, Climate Central
Nearly one year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged the East Coast, the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season has not produced a single land-falling hurricane in the U.S. Instead of having above-average storm activity, as the seasonal... more ››