The polls show the race for president is still a dead heat. In the meantime, President Barack Obama and his Republican rival Mitt Romney scramble to make their final campaign stops in the last few days leading up to the election.
Climate scientists warn that global warming is likely to increase the incidence of serious events like Hurricane Sandy. Warming water and rising sea levels may be contributing to what New York politicians are calling their 'new reality.'
New York and New Jersey were particularly hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. Power losses and interruptions in subway service could last for days. Some wonder if certain polling places will be ready to open in time for next week's election.