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Hurricane Ida (2021)

Ida Flooding Deaths Push Council to Demand Climate Change Plan for New York

A bipartisan group of Council members who have pushed the measure for two years have long expressed frustration that the administrations of Mr. de Blasio and his predecessor, Michael R. Bloomberg, have not moved more quickly to protect New Yorkers…

The Global Extinction Crisis

By Catrin Einhorn These days, with climate change such a pressing issue, people often think it’s the main cause of animal and plant extinctions. It’s true that it will play an increasingly devastating role. But for now, the biggest driver…

New York City Needs Green Solutions to Flooding

The Lenape people who once inhabited the hills and valleys that we now call New York City knew better than to dig caves in stream beds. They noticed how salt marshes and barrier beaches worked together to protect the coastline…

Hurricane Forecasters Aren’t Tweeting About Your Personal Life, They Swear

“I can relate to that hurricane” is not a thought anyone wants to think. But on several occasions this year, the National Hurricane Center, a government agency that offers crucial updates and forecasts, has appeared to invite unflattering personal comparisons…

How Can New York City Prepare for the Next Ida? Here’s a To-Do List.

When the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept into New York this month, the storm’s ferocity shocked the city. Even with meteorologists warning of intense rains and flooding, the swiftness with which the storm turned streets into rushing — and deadly…

Why Louisiana’s Electric Grid Failed in Hurricane Ida

Just weeks before Hurricane Ida knocked out power to much of Louisiana, leaving its residents exposed to extreme heat and humidity, the chief executive of Entergy, the state’s biggest utility company, told Wall Street that it had been upgrading power…

As Ida Flooded New Jersey, He Was Swept Down a Sewer Pipe

“Our infrastructure is inadequate to handle weather at this rate,” she added. New Jersey is expected to begin requiring builders to factor in climate change, including rising sea levels and emission levels, in order to win government approval for projects….

The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat.

Neighbors said Ms. Bergerol largely stayed in her apartment with the doors and windows closed. Still, she seemed to be surviving. On Sept. 3, she texted Josh Hailey, a neighbor, asking if she could visit his cat while he was…

The U.S. Is Not Ready for Climate Reality

By Brad Plumer The climate disasters have been relentless this summer. Hurricane Ida took down the power grid in New Orleans, where more than 300,000 households remain without electricity as of Wednesday. A few days later, Ida dumped 7 inches…

Calling ‘Code Red’ on Climate, Biden Pushes for Infrastructure Plan

“He brings energy, hope. These people need hope,” said Sergio Bertoni, 61, gesturing toward the homes of his neighbors. “The president is the only person in this moment who can help.” Mr. Bertoni, a doorman who works in Manhattan, said…

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