extreme weather

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed November 19, 2014

'This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate' By Naomi Klein

    In This Changes EverythingNaomi Klein argues that climate change isn’t just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It’s an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein meticulously builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

Weather: Jason Gough

Credit By NASA/NOAA GOES Project via Wikimedia Commons

Climate change is making headlines this week. With the United Nations Climate Summit now in the rearview mirror, what does this mean for weather forecasts going forward? And here in the Great Northeast, we’re reaching the end of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. It’s time to prepare to face that infamous northeast winter weather.

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Vox Pop
12:30 pm
Tue August 5, 2014

Open Forum : Weather : 8/5/14

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This summer has seen its share of severe storms—tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding. And now we’re into hurricane season. We’re here with National Weather Service Meteorologist Stephen DiRienzo to talk weather, weather preparedness, and to take your weather questions.

New York News
6:52 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Landmark US Report Confirms Climate Change

Credit NASA

A U.S. government report released this week paints a dire picture when it comes to climate change, with New York and New England forecast to experience heat waves, heavy rain and coastal and river flooding. 

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New York News
5:10 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Cuomo: Two Storms Coming; Hunker Down NY

Credit WAMC/Dave Lucas

  As a pair of winter storms head for New York state, Gov.

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Vox Pop
1:30 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Vox Pop : Weather : 10/29/13

Credit National Weather Service

One year ago today, the region hunkered down and faced Superstorm Sandy. Meanwhile, across the pond, the U.K. and Europe is recovering from a Sandy-like storm that has taken lives and caused untold damage. And now we’re reaching the end of this year’s Atlantic hurricane season and must prepare to face that infamous northeast winter weather.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Coalition of Vermont Businesses and Political Leaders Call for Federal Climate Change Solutions

Credit Ken Teegardin/SeniorLiving.Org/Flickr

A group of Vermont business, industry and political leaders used the Ben and Jerry’s factory as a backdrop Wednesday to call on the federal government to do more to combat climate change.

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New York News
12:31 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Storms, Flooding Wreaking Havoc

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It has been raining just about everywhere across the Capital Region, Catskills and Hudson and Mohawk Valleys, creating dangerous and even deadly conditions in some places.

The rain and the floods that came with it resulted in states of emergency being declared in several counties including Montgomery and Schoharie. 

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Vox Pop : Weather with Jason Gough : 5/21/13

This is an image from NASA'S Aqua MODIS satellite of the storm system that generated the F-4 tornado in Moore, Oklahoma.
Credit NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

Hospital officials say they've treated more than 200 patients, including dozens of children, since a tornado ripped through suburban Oklahoma City yesterday afternoon.

The massive twister is only the latest of the type of extreme weather events that have recently grabbed headlines and changed lives, including Superstorm Sandy last year.

Today on Vox Pop we welcome NewsChannel 13 meteorologist Jason Gough back to the show to discuss these events and take your weather questions.

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New York News
5:30 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Flood buyouts for 646 upstate New York properties

Flooding in Schenectady, New York due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene - August 29, 2011.
Credit Flickr / Doug Kerr

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With New York officials now proposing to spend $400 million to buy and demolish downstate homes damaged by October's Superstorm Sandy, they say 646 buyout applications have been federally approved for $55 million in a buyout program for upstate properties damaged in 2011 by the back-to-back storms Irene and Lee.

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