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Hurricane Sandy, five years later: ‘No one was ready for what happened after’

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Tricia Campbell McAvoy looks for mold in the garage of her home in Brick, New Jersey. Photograph: Bryan Derballa for the Guardian

Survivors of the 2012 storm remain haunted. As hurricanes continue to batter the US, many say plans to mitigate climate change have not gone far enough: ‘People need to open their eyes’

October 29, 2017 — Hurricane Sandy still assails the thoughts of Annie Willis, haunting her with its onrushing black water and the harrowing sound of shattering windows. The storm mauled a Continue reading Hurricane Sandy, five years later: ‘No one was ready for what happened after’

The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era

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New York City, Houston, Miami and San Francisco have all taken steps to mitigate the risks associated with rising sea levels and global temperatures. Are their successes a blueprint for action at the state and local level?

June 12, 2017 — Wholly unintentionally, Donald Trump may have sparked unprecedented determination within the US to confront the danger of climate change. Continue reading The fight against climate change: four cities leading the way in the Trump era

United States marks 15th anniversary of 9/11

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A man photographs beams of light symbolizing the two World Trade Center towers the night before the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States on September 10, 2016 in New York, New York. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

The United States marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with solemn services to commemorate the victims of the deadliest terror strikes on US soil, which changed the world forever

NEW YORK, USA (Sept. 11, 2016) — The United States marks the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on Sunday, September 11, with solemn services to commemorate the victims of the deadliest terror strikes on US soil, which changed the world forever.  Continue reading United States marks 15th anniversary of 9/11

We know climate action starts with cities

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‘Stronger cities are in every nation’s best interest.’ Photograph: Alamy

If we want to reduce emissions, cities are key. But they need to be empowered if they are to have an impact

May 5, 2016 — The Paris climate agreement, already signed by more than 175 countries, was successful in large part because national governments recognized cities’ progress in reducing carbon Continue reading We know climate action starts with cities

Massive blizzard paralyzes eastern US

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FROZEN. People walk across the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn, New York, USA, January 23, 2016. Photo by John Taggart/EPA
16 die in Arkansas, Kentucky, New York, North Carolina, Maryland and Virginia, while more than 200,000 people are left without power and 2,200 National Guard personnel are drafted in

NEW YORK, USA (Jan. 24, 2016) — A massive blizzard that claimed at least 16 lives in the eastern United States finally appeared to be winding down Sunday, January 24, giving snowbound residents the chance to begin digging out.

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