Death Toll

Here's How Wickedly, Deadly Hot America's Been This Week

On Friday, New York's power grid experienced its busiest day ever as miserable, sweaty people blasted their air conditioning.

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Drowning Was the Largest Cause of Death From Superstorm Sandy

A new report examines the human toll of the hurricane.

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Climate Change Will Drive Up Manhattan's Heat-Related Death Toll

Scientists at Columbia University test 32 different projections for the future. None of them look good.

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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.