March 11, 2013 |
Nobody is sure why deer bound onto rural roads, offering themselves as sacrificial lambs to unsuspecting motorists and causing crashes that take lives nationwide every year. But a Wyoming researcher, Morgan Graham, wants to find a way to prevent such crashes. Graham, with the Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools, is the lead investigator in a study with the Wyoming Department of Transportation to determine whether new high-tech highway reflectors can prevent collisions between vehicles and deer.
November 18, 2012 |
Bill Diffendale's grandparents used to come here at the turn of the century, when the only access to Breezy Point was via boat and when most visitors pitched tents in the sand. Diffendale's father met his mother here in the 1950s. Years later, Diffendale met his wife here, and like earlier generations, he embraced the community of narrow lanes and bungalows painted the colors of the sea: green, blue and stormy gray. His neighbor Mary Bosch met her husband here. Scott Winik's wife came here as an infant.
November 1, 2012 |
Estimates of the economic losses caused by Hurricane Sandy earlier this week reached $50 billion as experts assessed the costs of severe property damage, shut-down subways and power outages. On Thursday, Eqecat Inc. said it expects storm-related losses to fall between $30 billion and $50 billion. Of that, $10 billion to $20 billion will be insured, according to the firm, which calculates estimates for insurers. Earlier this week , Eqecat had said that damages could reach $20 billion, with up to $10 billion in insured losses.
October 31, 2012 |
TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney offered sunny optimism about the nation's future -- and no direct criticism of President Obama -- as the GOP presidential nominee returned to the campaign trail Wednesday after a pause in stumping as Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast. Romney, Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, speaking at a morning airplane hangar rally here, prefaced their remarks with thoughts about the victims of the major storm that killed dozens and left parts of the Eastern Seaboard underwater.
October 31, 2012 |
New Yorkers took their first tentative steps Wednesday to regain their lives in the stressful aftermath of super storm Sandy despite continuing power outages, a snarled transportation system and the shock of floods and fire. But in parts of New Jersey, across the Hudson River , the new day revealed the extent of devastation. Serious flooding inundated the area around Hoboken, where emergency evacuations continued. Along the Jersey Shore and barrier islands, crown jewels of the state's important tourist injury, entire neighborhoods were crushed, flooded and swamped with mountains of sand.
October 29, 2012 |
As Hurricane Sandy heads toward the East Coast, one independent estimate has put the potential exposure to residential property damage at about $88 billion, with 284,000 homes at risk. The real estate research firm CoreLogic released a report over the weekend that warns that the risk of storm-surge flooding has the potential to cause massive damage in seven states and eight metro areas from Boston down to Virginia Beach. PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy approaches In the broader New York metro area - which includes all five boroughs of New York, northern New Jersey and Long Island - the firm estimates that about 119,312 properties are at risk worth an estimated $48 billion alone.