After the storm, clearing all the mounds of rubbish is a top priority. Experts warn of the task’s complexity, and the need to meet environmental standards.
Supply disruptions and environmental damage raise questions about the concentration of refineries and chemical plants along the exposed Gulf Coast.
Historically, the tiny beetles were largely unheard-of north of Delaware, but the Northeast’s winters are no longer cold enough to kill them off.
Scientists say warm waters and stagnant winds in the upper atmosphere built a monster of a storm. Whether climate change is to blame is less clear.
The links between hurricanes and climate change are not simple. Some things are known with growing certainty. Others, not so much.
The Energy Department report says the current grid is robust but suggests additional support for the ailing coal and nuclear industries.