Hurricane Sandy

Trump proposes farm research cuts to pay for storm aid

The Trump administration would pay for hurricane relief in part by cutting conservation and research at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)— an …

Climate

Chris Christie getting road named for him in home county

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be deeply unpopular in his state, but in his home county he's getting a road named after him.<p>Christie on Monday will be on hand when a new access road to Central Park of Morris County is christened Governor Chris Christie Way.<p>The …

U.S. Politics

Saving the American chestnut tree | SciTech Now

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Hurricanes

Here's How Trump Helped Hurricane Sandy Victims Have A Happy Thanksgiving

Five years ago, during one of the darkest Thanksgivings to hit the New York City area in recent years, one businessman made sure he did his part to …

Conservative View

Puerto Rico two months after Maria: 5 essential reads

<i>Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of stories from The Conversation’s archive.</i><p>On Sept. 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria tore across Puerto Rico. The …

Caribbean

Storms hit poorer people harder, from Superstorm Sandy to Hurricane Maria

The ferocious “frankenstorm” known as Sandy that ripped through greater New York City five years ago remains one for the record books. Like this …

Weather

A Road Meant to Ease Traffic Will Be Named After Christie

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. — The sloping, grassy expanse that will become Governor Chris Christie Drive is not much at the moment: a third-of-a-mile easement for a planned $1.5 million road that will lead to a county park, funneling drivers away from residential streets.<p>The road, about 15 minutes from Mr. …

Elections

3 New Jersey residents chosen as Rhodes Scholars

Top StoriesNew Jersey Top StoriesMore>><p>1 dead in police chase that ended after car crashed into building<p>Updated:Monday, November 20 2017 6:05 AM …

New Jersey

Eminem Performs Powerful Medley of Hits on ‘Saturday Night Live’ As Show Begs for Barack Obama’s Return

<b>Eminem</b> made his highly-anticipated appearance on the Saturday, November 18, episode of <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> hosted by <b>Chance The Rapper</b> — and both …

Michelle Obama

Shore up flood insurance program, but keep it affordable | Editorial | NOLA.com

The flood insurance legislation passed Tuesday (Nov. 15) by the U.S. House of Representatives is a much better bill for Louisiana and other …

Flood Insurance

Fighting Scandal, Moore Stands With Homophobic Supporters

A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies.<p>Flanked by a huge sign for Moore's Senate campaign, one supporter …

Equality

Regrets? Chris Christie Has a Few.

Trump never gave him his dream job. He’s unpopular at home. But he’s as defiant as ever. New Jersey’s bombastic governor sits down with POLITICO for an epic exit interview.<p>TRENTON—Chris Christie had some thoughts on how I should write this article.<p>“You should break out of leading with ‘the most …

Elections

Come Hell or High Water: Roy Moore’s Religious Base Stands by Its Man at Chaotic Press Conference

Organizers of a two-hour event lashed out at targets ranging from ‘anti-God Republicans’ and ‘communist Democrats’ to ‘homosexualist gay terrorists’ …

U.S. Politics

The Rush to Storm-Proof Waterfront Parks

The NYC Parks Department is laying out a set of guidelines to prevent parkland from getting swamped by rain and waves.<p>New York City’s parks are green oases amid glass, concrete, and steel. But though they feel transportive, they’re often not far away from the city’s edge—and particularly those …

Urbanism

Abbott, Texas congressional leaders urge more funding for Hurricane Harvey relief

CLOSE<p>Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush visits Aransas Pass' Conn Brown Harbor where U.S. Coast Guard salvaged shrimp trawlers sank by Hurricane …

Hurricanes

Possibility of more change ripples through Red Hook

The Port Authority's search for a new operator of the Red Hook Container Terminal could mark another wave of transformation<p>When the Port Authority of …

Hurricanes

Texas' Abbott decries storm aid bill; White House bristles

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday criticized as "completely inadequate" the Trump administration's $44 billion request …

Donald Trump

What Happens to the Tons of Discarded Clothing at the NYC Marathon?

It’s a massive amount of stuff, and since 2012, race organizer New York Road Runners has partnered with Goodwill Industries of New York and New Jersey to collect these cast-offs, which are then distributed and treated as donations to the nonprofit agency’s stores. According to Goodwill, this year’s …

Staten Island

Rabbi At Roy Moore Rally Says He’ll Stand Up To ‘Gay Terrorists’

Embattled Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore held a rally on Thursday to demonstrate that members of the religious community continue to support him …

Jewish Culture

Since 1978, 12 Counties Have Accounted for a Third of U.S. Flood Insurance Claims

Since 1968, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has been bailing out (literally) underwater homeowners – providing primary flood insurance to properties with significant flood risk. The homeowners who have been buoyed most by flood insurance live in a small number of places with high-value …

Insurance

This weather pattern could complicate your Thanksgiving travel

A Greenland block will bring chilly weather and make storms somewhat likelier.<p>Last weekend, a big chunk of the United States got slammed with frigid weather. And there won’t be much of a reprieve. Unseasonably cold temperatures and possible storms will return to the Midwest and eastern states ahead …

Climate Change

Congress should support strong disaster rebuilding for our nation

The United States has had a record-breaking year for extreme weather. Federal Emergency Management Administrator Brock Long told the Senate and House …

Liberal View

'Avocado rat' spotted on Brooklyn train tracks

Brooklyn Top StoriesBrooklyn Top StoriesMore>><p>Police: 71-year-old woman attacked, robbed by man in Coney Island<p>Updated:Thursday, November 16 2017 …

New Jersey

Pete King rips White House budget chief for trying to ‘screw’ NY

Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) ripped Office of Management and Budget chief Mick Mulvaney late Tuesday, saying the Office of Management chief wants to …

Hurricanes

FCC’s latest gift to telcos could leave Americans with worse Internet access | Ars Technica

FCC will let carriers abandon copper lines without offering adequate replacements.<p>The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday on a plan …

Net Neutrality

Microgrids can help prevent extreme power outages, and cities are taking notice

<i>By Ellen Shenette, manager, EDF Climate Corps</i><p>This year, the Atlantic basin had eight consecutive storms develop—the first time in 124 years. The …

Hurricanes

Beloved Cat Saves Long Island Family From Fast-Moving House Fire

<b>MASSAPEQUA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> — A family on Long Island says they survived a fire thanks to their beloved pet.<p>Their Massapequa home went up in flames …

Hurricanes

This Company Is Pioneering “Climate Leave” After Disasters Hit

Software company Fog Creek thinks more bad weather is coming, and its employees need a more equitable way to handle it.<p>After Hurricane Irma hit Florida–and one of his Florida-based remote employees was forced to evacuate with his family–Anil Dash, CEO of the software company Fog Creek, called the …

Hurricane Irma

Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Could Be First of Many, Says Walentas

The developers behind the BQX say not only is the $2.5 billion trolley project not dead, it could be just the beginning<p>After months of withering …

New York City

Five Years After Superstorm Sandy, Is New York City Better Prepared for the Next Mega Storm?

Five years ago, New York City began the long task of recovering and rebuilding in the wake of Sandy, one of the worst storms in the U.S. history in …

Staten Island