Source: New York Times | New York City |
November 5, 2012
New York City officials said that they faced the daunting challenge of finding homes for as many as 40,000 people who were left homeless after the devastation of last week’s storm, a situation that the city’s mayor compared to New Orleans’s after Hurricane Katrina.
The Obama administration’s plan to share weather satellite frequencies with commercial cellular carriers could severely degrade scientists’ ability to forecast hurricanes and monitor flooding, weather and spectrum, according to experts.
Source: Washington Post | Nation |
November 5, 2012
Ideas to protect low-lying coastal cities -- even those ideas once dismissed as too expensive or far-fetched -- are getting a second look from officials and scientists worried that climate change will spawn a succession of ever-more-violent Sandys.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday he would ask the U.S. federal government to reimburse up to 100 percent of state and local government costs for cleaning up and repairing damage from massive storm Sandy that hit the state this week.
Source: The Los Angeles Times | West Virginia |
November 1, 2012
A West Virginia state legislative candidate was killed by a falling tree in the intense snowstorm that Sandy swept over the region, and election officials said it is too late to remove his name from Tuesday's ballot.
From the Carolinas to New York City, state and local authorities have begun the long process of cleaning up billions of dollars in damage and restoring power to millions after Hurricance Sandy hit the region Monday.
The Supreme Court on Monday considered who has a right to challenge government eavesdropping on conversations between people in the United States and outside the country in a case touching on federal efforts to fight terrorism.