How do we adapt to what may be weather’s new normal?

A satellite image of superstorm Sandy as it moved toward New Jersey. Violent storms are becoming more frequent.

The list grows longer. Irene. The October snowstorm. Violent summer thunderstorms that flooded the Passaic and Hackensack river systems. Sea level rise. Three straight years of above-average temperatures. Now, …





As Daylight Saving Time ends, fire safety warnings begin

Fire safety warnings

Daylight Saving Time has officially ended — and that brings a safety message from firefighters. At 2 a.m. Sunday, clocks were turned back an hour. Officials urged people as they make the change to also replace batteries on safety devices around the house. “Firefighters know the importance of home …





Climate Change: Clear and Present Danger

This week, my brother, his wife and young baby were trapped without electricity in their Hoboken apartment. My sister is still in the dark in Allentown. Hurricane Sandy brought destruction and chaos to our shores and our …





Climate change to stoke more violent storms, NY’s Cuomo says

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Weather To Climate Change Deniers: “How’s Your Convention Going?”

Steve Stajich, Columnist

Opinion, Election, Columnist Posted Sep. 1, 2012, 6:00 am Steve Stajich / Mirror Columnist At some point years ago, an exhausted demonstrator warning of global warming probably set down his or her protest sign and sighed heavily, adding, “Those who think we’re kidding won’t believe us until they’re knee-deep in flood waters at their own [...]





Violent TV shows keep young kids awake

By Serena GordonHealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Aug. 6 (HealthDay News) — There’s more evidence that watching violent or age-inappropriate images on TV, in movies or on computers can significantly disrupt children’s sleep. Kids between 3 and 5 years old who were exposed only to age-appropriate viewing materials in the hour before bed were 64 percent less likely [...]





US vets mix regret, detachment on Iraq violence

By JULIE WATSONAssociated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) – Just months after the U.S. military departed, violence in Iraq is increasing. Hundreds of people have died in recent weeks in bombings and drive-by shootings, some claimed by al-Qaida insurgents. …





Timmins forest fires: Change in weather bolsters efforts to douse blaze





Weather experts disagree on effect of climate change, severity of tornadoes

Is it possible that weather researchers in the future will look back on the 2011 tornado that struck Joplin and identify it as the beginning of a trend of more violent tornadoes brought on by climate change? Some climatologists believe climate change is having an impact on the severity of storms and not just in [...]