During the summer, blackouts tend to be more frequent. To be prepared, make you have a electrical generator and other supplies ready.
Long after the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings, the city felt a surprising social cohesion, the kind that helps bring hope and healing. Many cities try to boost 'social resilience' to act as a community shock absorber and as a building stone after a tragedy.
New research suggests offshore wind turbines can absorb significant energy from hurricanes, reducing winds, waves, and storm surge. A bank of wind turbines strategically placed off the coast could have reduced hurricane Sandy flooding by up to a third and the winds of Katrina by up to 92 miles per hour.
The National Transportation Safety Board inquiry into the sinking of HMS Bounty pinned blame on the captain, who steered the ailing replica of an 18th-century British sailing ship into superstorm Sandy.
In a disaster, humans rush to help. May they ever do so. But when rescue turns to recovery turns to rebuilding, there are smarter ways to offer a hand up without making it a hand out.
Hundreds of thousands remained in the dark Thursday after a winter storm brought a mix of snow, ice, and freezing rain to the Northeast United States. The recent spate of cold weather and winter storms has weighed heavily on the nation's energy infrastructure.
Gov. Chris Christie's No. 2 denies charges by the mayor of Hoboken, N.J., that the administration used hurricane Sandy aid to leverage support for a development project.