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Will Cities Be Ready for the Next Sandy?

Climate change is here. Here's what cities can do to mitigate some of its worst effects.

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'Much of the Beach Is Gone'

Fire Island, a beach community off the coast of Long Island, struggles in the wake of massive Sandy damage.

In the Wake of Sandy, Is New Jersey Facing a Voting Crisis?

"We really don't care about the election right now, it's the furthest thing from our minds," one resident says. Still, officials are scrambling to keep the polls open Tuesday.

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5 Ways Hurricane Sandy Could Reshape New York's Economy

Using 9/11 as a guide to figure out the super-storm's impact.

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Romney's Murky Urban Agenda

As Massachusetts governor, Romney was a believer in smart growth, climate change and mass transit. But the same man may not enter the White House, if he wins.

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Nerd Alert: Proposed Los Angeles Pavilion Is Batman-Flavored

The ominous, obsidian graduation pavilion is named the "League of Shadows."

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Chris Anderson on Why He's Leaving Digital for DIY

The exiting Wired editor-in-chief explains why the maker revolution is becoming the new industrial revolution.

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The Needlessly Inscrutable Geography of Scientific Funding

Data are scarce, but a look at grants from the National Institutes of Health gives us at least a partial picture.

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After Sandy: The Best #CityReads of the Week

Our weekly look back at the stories you may have missed.

Staten Island Bands Together

FEMA finally arrives to assess damage, and finds a community already sifting through the rubble.

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Manmade Environmental Disaster Movie of the Day: Plastic Paradise

See what I did there?

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Power Outlets for the People

Thanks to Sandy, New Yorkers have created an informal network of public phone-charging stations. But why did they have to?

Before-and-After Aerial Shots of New Jersey's Destroyed Neighborhoods

There sure is a lot of new empty space in these depressing images from NOAA.

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5 Beneficiaries of Hurricane Sandy

Devastation isn't bad news for everyone.

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A Massive Earthquake in Istanbul Is Inevitable

The Turkish capital is awaiting a disaster that will make Sandy seem small.

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A Peek Inside the Narrowest House in the World

If you weren't looking for it, you might walk right past the Keret House in Warsaw.

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Anger and Tragedy on Staten Island

The city's oft-overlooked fifth borough may have been the community that was hardest hit.

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'We've Built Right Up to the Edge in the Most Foolish Way'

A historian of coastal settlements says we only have ourselves to blame for Sandy's destruction.

For Some New York Bikers, Flooding Was Just a Minor Hassle

Hurricane Sandy left behind untold destruction, painful memories and a wicked new environment for bicycling.