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Originally published in The American Prospect‘s Tapped blog on July 22, 2015.
In 2010, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie cancelled a tremendously important rail tunnel project under the Hudson River that had been in the works for nearly 20 years; billions of dollars had already been saved up for it. 380 more words
One person displaced by a disaster every second, while one in every 122 humans is a refugee!
An estimated one person has been displaced by a disaster every second since 2008, with 19.3 million people forced to flee their homes in 2014 alone. 511 more words
Summer is not just about backyard barbecues, and lazy days. It’s also prime time for Mother Nature to flex her considerable muscle in the form of tornadoes and hurricanes. 475 more words
Fresh-cut lumber. Stinging sealants and sweet tar paper. The “starchy zest” of Tyvek housewrap. The place is the New Jersey shore in 2012, in the aftermath of the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy, and the smell is “the bouquet of large-scale home-repair and rehab.” 977 more words