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9 in 10 U.S. counties have endured extreme weather disaster in past decade. Staten Island is among the most at risk.

Staten Island Advance: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Nine in every 10 counties in the United States have experienced a weather event so severe in the past decade that it was declared a federal climate disaster. Last year alone saw 20 separate billion-dollar weather catastrophes that resulted in nearly 700 deaths, a new report found. The …

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APTIM Provides Expertise for Impacts of Climate Disasters in New Report

Yahoo News: The Atlas of Disaster, a collaboration with Rebuild by Design and iParametrics, found that 90 percent of U.S. counties have been impacted by a federal climate disaster in the past decade. APTIM, in collaboration with Rebuild by Design and iParametrics, has released the Atlas of Disaster, a comprehensive study on the impacts of climate risk across …

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Daily digest: Remembering Mike Davis, New-York Historical Society archives Hurricane Sandy Design Competition, and more

The Architect’s Newspaper: Happy Friday! It’s been another busy week in the news, so AN’s editors have rounded up a few assorted items that you may have missed. For those living in the Northeast, this weekend, as you’ve probably heard, marks the 10th anniversary of the date when hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy pummeled the region with high winds …

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10 years after Superstorm Sandy: rebuilding, redesigning and rethinking New York City

6sqft: A decade ago, an Atlantic hurricane-turned-superstorm named Sandy caught ready-for-anything New York City completely off guard as it raged up the East Coast from the Caribbean to Canada. On October 29, 2012, the city was blindsided by an unanticipated storm surge that flooded streets and subway tunnels and cut power. It took some areas weeks to get …

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Coastal barriers finally begin to rise around NYC — but can they stop the next Hurricane Sandy?

Gothamist: If Hurricane Sandy were to occur again today, many of the same coastal neighborhoods it destroyed would be inundated again. But a slate of climate infrastructure projects initiated in the aftermath of the storm are now — finally — making progress along the city’s waterfront. Billions of dollars of seawalls, jetties, breakwaters, and reinforced …

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