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Sunday, November 11, 2012

environmental news stories sunday

 for all those pesky stories you probably didn't hear on the sunday morning booble head shows. (yes...no typo, that.)

 new york readies for veterans day as region struggles. thousands were in temporary shelters, and in new jersey a tent city on the edge of monmouth park racetrack was home to hundreds. authorities in the region said they did not have access to enough alternative housing or hotel rooms for all those who have been displaced - nytimes

u.s., vietnam deal with agent orange. a jungle raid in january 1962 in which u.s. helicopter pilots ferried south vietnamese troops to attack soldiers from the north was one of america's first major operations in the vietnam war - usatoady

adapting to climate disruption. superstorm sandy was a wake-up call, laying bare the vulnerabilities of our built environment in the face of dangerous new realities of climate disruption. rising sea levels and severe storm surges target coastal communities, and many towns and cities are inadequately protected. so the question is, what are we going to do about it? - living on earth

months without power in wake of Sandy. about 100,000 homes and businesses in new york city and long island were so damaged by hurricane sandy that restoring power to some of them may take months, the governor of new york, andrew cuomo, has said. - bloomberg

the american illusion of water abundance. from the docents at the hoover dam to the biggest users to our own, overwatered backyards, let's break the cycle of ignoring threats to u.s. aquifers and rivers - and stem the drain on america's water resources before it's too late - latimes air force ships california radioactive waste to idaho landfill. after california regulators refused to allow the u.s. air force to label residue from radioactive aircraft instruments as “naturally occurring” – declaring it unsuitable for a Bakersfield-area dump – the military turned to idaho with the same story. there, military officials met with success. - california watch

battered new york city looks for ways to hold back the sea. new york city had been gradually preparing for a world of rising seas and more powerful storms. but the devastation caused by hurricane sandy is now forcing officials to consider spending billions of dollars on storm protection, including a network of surge barriers. - yale environment 360

help sandy relief efforts with voltaic's "buy one give one" solar charger program - treehugger

climate change report outlines perils for us military. climate change is accelerating, and it will place unparalleled strains on american military and intelligence agencies in coming years by causing ever more disruptive events around the globe, the nation’s top scientific research group said in a report issued friday - nytimes

allergies from pollen projected to intensify with climate change. spring and summer allergy sufferers might already have noticed a slight increase in days spent sneezing each year. And new research suggests that allergies triggered by pollen are set to increase—in both duration and severity—with climate change - scientific american

sandy: what a coastal us can learn from other threatened cities. new yorkers aren’t accustomed to thinking that they live in a disaster-prone city, but does sandy mean that the big apple needs the same kind of extensive – and expensive – flood barriers that protect european cities like Rotterdam or london? - time magazine

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