The vast American power grid can be laid low by storms big and small. Jeffrey Leonard, CEO of an investment firm, says if the United States doesn't start investing now, it'll continue to face massive bills after disasters.
Hurricane Sandy roared ashore in New York just two weeks ago, destroying the homes of the wealthy and the poor alike. Elliott Sclar, from Columbia University's Earth Institute, says that will open the door to discussions of future land-use made critical by climate change.
In the world of risk management, the probability of disaster is often expressed as a percentage. But that's not sufficient, scientists say now. And they've turned to an area of California, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, to explain just how badly current models work.
New York City drivers face new restrictions on when they may buy gas as the region deals with a major fuel shortage, an enduring problem from Hurricane Sandy's tear through the area. So far, reports are that the rationing system is cutting lines at filling stations, making it easier to get the gas that is available.
Abraham Lincoln wasn't just Honest Abe, he had a wheeling and dealing political side. That's the take of the new movie, Lincoln, out this weekend. It'll be up against Skyfall, the 50th anniversary edition of the James Bond series.
Americans on the eastern seaboard were facing their second weather event in a week on Thursday. A Nor'easter roared up the coast, dropping as much as 12 inches of snow on already ravaged New Jersey.
There's a legal battle brewing over who has the rights to own towering statues from Cambodia's 10the century Khmer empire. The United States recently seized several, on behalf of the Cambodian government, but there's a court case brewing over just who should own these impressive statues.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday won a second term, powered by a coalition of minority and youth voters. In a rousing speech to his supporters, he told Americans the "best is yet to come." The Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate, while Republicans control the House of Representatives.
President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, are in the final phases of their campaign. Voters across the country are not just choosing a president though, they're electing Senators and school board members and weighing in on constitutional issues as well.
With major natural disasters coming more often, the insurance industry is looking at how it needs to change its rates and formulas account for this new volatility. It's just one more reflection of changing climates.