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Sandy's Two-Fisted Attack: Water From Air And Sea

Superstorm Sandy dumped several inches of rain on Maryland and Delaware and forced enormous waves to slam into New York and New Jersey. Watch an animation of the rain that fell between Monday and Wednesday.
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Tree Cleanup After A Storm

How trees around the city, businesses and homeowners fared during superstorm Sandy, and what can be done to prepare for future storms.


Coal Mine Inspection Sweep Targets Cause Of Black Lung

One of the 13 coal mines singled out by inspectors was once owned by Massey Energy, the company that owned the Upper Big Branch mine, the scene of a deadly 2010 explosion. Two others are owned by Murray Energy, whose Crandall Canyon coal mine experienced two collapses in 2007, killing nine miners and rescuers.

Is Climate Change Responsible For Sandy?

To what extent was climate change behind the formation of the superstorm Sandy? Did it make the storm worse than it otherwise would have been? Robert Siegel puts these questions to Martin Hoerling, research meteorologist at NOAA's Earth Systems Laboratory.
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Tree Cleanup after a Storm

Many residents and visitors enjoy the 2.5 million trees in the District, but an urban canopy can become a liability in severe weather. Uprooted trees or fallen limbs can take down power lines, damage cars, homes, and businesses and even...


Sandy Raises Questions About Climate And The Future

If you ask climate scientist Radley Horton, it's difficult to say that Hurricane Sandy was directly caused by climate change, but he says there are strong connections between the two. He talks with Fresh Air's Terry Gross about climate change and preparing for severe weather events.
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Treatment Plant Back Online After Dumping Sewage Into Howard Co. River

A Howard County sewage treatment plant dumped millions of gallons of sewage into an area river, and with power back on, officials are continuing to monitor bacteria levels.

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Specialists Monitor Water Quality During And After Sandy

The verdict is out on the effects Hurricane Sandy will have on the area watershed, but water quality experts have been monitoring sediment levels before, during and after the storm.