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Jul 28, 2014 — Longtime NPR correspondent Margot Adler died at the age of 68, after a battle with cancer. Adler's work ranged from the serious to the whimsical and often showcased her love of New York City.
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 — 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 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 17, 2014'Impair Ou Pair?' To combat smog, officials restricted car use Monday. For the most part, only cars with odd-numbered license plates could be on the streets. The rule will end after today.
Mar 5, 2014 — Hurricane Sandy may have uprooted Atkins from her New Jersey home, but opportunity knocked from faraway Sweden. With new goals and a familiar producer, Slow Phaser came into being.
Just 10 days after Hurricane Sandy, a Nor'easter dumped several inches of snow over much of the Northeast. But a new study indicates New York could be seeing a lot fewer cold blasts in the future. Photo (Sourland Mountain, NJ): <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vilseskogen/">Vilseskogen</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>
Just 10 days after Hurricane Sandy, a Nor'easter dumped several inches of snow over much of the Northeast. But a new study indicates New York could be seeing a lot fewer cold blasts in the future. Photo (Sourland Mountain, NJ): Vilseskogen, CC some rights reserved

Climate change may lead to much warmer NY

In the coming century will New York warm up by three degrees Fahrenheit and have a climate like Richmond, Virginia?

Or will it warm by eight degrees and become more like the state capital of Georgia, a city with the nickname "Hotlanta"?  Go to full article
Damage to the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, NY, as of Nov. 6, 2012. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Gov. Cuomo calls cost of Sandy "staggering"

Governor Cuomo delivered a sobering report on the blow superstorm Sandy has dealt New York state. The loss is "staggering", he said, with tens of billions in property damage and economic losses.

At a briefing at his Manhattan office Thursday, Cuomo also said the storm revealed "severe" vulnerabilities in the state's gasoline distribution system, and Long Island and New York city announced gas rationing would begin Friday.  Go to full article
Crews from the North Country went south to help those affected by Sandy recover--this house on Long Island is owned by a firefighter. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department

North Country Sandy responders not able to vote

Voters in America's biggest cities faced long lines on Election Day. But in the North Country, voting went off relatively smoothly.

Perhaps the biggest problem was local emergency responders who were not able to vote because they were helping with hurricane relief efforts in New York City.  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Cuomo eases rules for displaced voters

Governor Cuomo says he'll suspend some normal voting rules Election Day to allow New Yorkers displaced by Hurricane Sandy to vote in a different polling place.  Go to full article
A house in the hard-hit community of New Dorp Beach on Staten Island, Nov. 4, 2012. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ennuiislife/">Kate Gardiner</a>, CC <a href="creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Will Sandy spark a green response in communities?

Environmental groups are hoping that the massive damage and economic strain caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York City and New Jersey will spark a new discussion about...  Go to full article
Figure 1. Rising of the Winter Hexagon seen to the ESE from Tupper Lake at 11 pm on November 6, 2012. Jupiter is in Taurus moving westward in retrograde motion. The galactic anti&#8208;center is the line of sight along the plane of the galaxy outward from the center (in Sagittarius). Made using Starry Night software.

November skies offer early risers lots to see

Planets are on the move in in the mornings, in both the eastern and western skies. Astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue sketched the scenes in conversation with Martha Foley Tuesday...  Go to full article
A Con Edison crew works at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in lower Manhattan, on October 31. Gov. Cuomo has committed $100 million for rebuilding after Sandy. Photo: Photo <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonahowie/">Jason A. Howie</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Cuomo takes steps to speed post-Sandy rebuilding

Governor Cuomo has announced several steps to speed up rebuilding in storm ravaged areas of New York, and to ease what's been a growing gasoline shortage.  Go to full article
This home on Long Island is owned by a firefighter.  Crews from the North Country have gone south to help their colleagues recover. Photo: Jim Stinson, Saranac Lake Volunteer Fire Department

North Country emergency crews head south to Sandy

As fire and rescue crews downstate grow weary from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, teams from the North Country are beginning to rotate into the storm damaged area. ...  Go to full article
NYU Medical Center in Manhattan. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/">Joe Schlabotnik</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">some rights reserved</a>

Sandy: At the center of the crisis

North Country residents with family and friends in the greater New York City area have been reaching out to their loved ones in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

Phil...  Go to full article
An aerial shot from the governor's tour of areas affected by Sandy. Photo: Governor's office via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/governorandrewcuomo/">Flickr</a>

Cuomo calls Sandy damage "breathtaking" from above

Governor Cuomo took a helicopter tour Wednesday of areas devastated by Hurricane Sandy, along with New York's Senators Schumer and Gillibrand.

He says the state...  Go to full article

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