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Jun 22, 2014 — California-based troubadour Tom Freund sings of skateboarding kids, impending doom and Happy Days lunch boxes on his new album, Two Moons. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to him about the record.
May 23, 2014 — Castro would take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development at a time when the nation's housing market has been treading water.
May 22, 2014 — Three to six hurricanes are expected to form during the six-month season that begins June 1. That's below average, but NOAA officials emphasized a single storm can make for a bad year.
May 22, 2014 — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects a relatively quiet Atlantic hurricane season, with three to six hurricanes developing between June 1 and the end of November. Forecasters say they expect El Nino conditions to develop in the coming months, which should produce winds in the Atlantic that discourage hurricane formation.
May 22, 2014 — A White House official said Thursday that the president will tap Castro to become housing secretary and Shaun Donovan, his current housing chief, to run the budget office.
May 21, 2014 — Hoboken, N.J., has experienced several major floods since Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Dawn Zimmer says her city isn't waiting to prepare for the effects of climate change.
May 17, 2014 — Huck Finn and his friend Jim float down the Mississippi through the Jim Crow South and Hurricane Katrina in a new book called The Boy in His Winter. NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Norman Lock.
Apr 25, 2014 — A new study says the worst floods in the city are both higher and 20 times more common than they were 170 years ago. But climate change is only part of the reason.
Mar 27, 2014 — A law firm hired by the Republican governor's office says its investigation found no evidence Christie knew beforehand about N.J. lane closures that may have been aimed at hurting a Democratic mayor.
Map of Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities. Image: <a href="">National Weather Service</a>
Map of Tropical Storm Force Wind Speed Probabilities. Image: National Weather Service

Wind a major worry as upstate NY prepares for Sandy

Winds will be the main concern for much of upstate New York as Hurricane Sandy blows through the region tonight. The winds will be twice as strong as a typical winter Nor'easter.  Go to full article
Storm waves on Lake Ontario (May 2010) Photo: <a href="">John Latimer</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>

20-25 foot waves forecast for Lake Ontario

High winds are forecast to whip up huge waves on Lake Ontario.

Senior Chief Craig Ross, officer in charge at the U.S. Coast Guard station in Oswego, says his crew is preparing to respond to emergencies. He says forecasters are predicting a big storm surge. "They're expecting 20 to 25 foot waves, concentrating on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario," Ross says. "They're also expecting possible lakeshore flooding and heavy rain and heavy wind."

The Coast Guard is urging boat owners to pull their craft from the water if at all possible.  Go to full article
New York City's East River viewed from Roosevelt Island, 2 p.m. on Monday, October 29. Photo: <a href="">Mark Lyon</a>, CC <a href="">some rights reserved</a>

Hurricane Sandy: why don't some people heed weather warnings?

During Governor Cuomo's briefing on Hurricane Sandy Monday morning, he emphasized the need for people in evacuation areas to leave when they're advised to.

But, with memories of overblown predictions for Hurricane Irene's impact on the New York City area last year, some people still aren't taking the weather that seriously.  Go to full article
Crews have already distributed 2,000 sand bags in the town of Jay ahead of Hurricane Sandy. Photo: Brian Mann

Hurricane Sandy: Local, state officials scramble to prepare

Local governments and state officials scrambled through the weekend to prepare for the potentially devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy.

Damaging winds and...  Go to full article
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Hurricane Sandy: Cuomo visits Adks ahead of storm


Governor Andrew Cuomo today will visit the town of Jay fire hall in Ausable Forks as he...  Go to full article

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