Hurricane Sandy

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Now and Then

The Huffington Post | Tahira Mirza, Elliot Wagland | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern coast of America exactly a year ago today affecting 24 states, taking 285 lives and estimated damages amounted to...

HMS Bounty's Baby Daughter

Adrian Teal | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Adrian Teal

Last October, Hurricane Sandy sank a working replica of HMS Bounty, and claimed the lives of two crew members, one of whom was the vivacious Claudene Christian, a direct descendant of the mutineer Fletcher Christian.

Haiti - Building Resilience

Justine Greening | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Politics
Justine Greening

The eyes of the world may now be turned elsewhere, but Haiti remains one of the most vulnerable places on earth, battered repeatedly by earthquakes, cyclones, floods, landslides, drought, and epidemics. Hurricanes routinely knock up to 15% from GDP. The total volume of humanitarian aid to Haiti since 2001 exceeds $4billion. The challenge ahead is stark.

The Charity Busk: The Orange Circus Band

Lydia Hughes | Posted 24.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

THE BUSK is a music platform. It showcases music videos and profiles fresh, new talent. If you want to listen to sound played from the streets, you'...

The Charity Busk: Rubylux

Lydia Hughes | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

THE BUSK is a music platform. It showcases music videos and profiles fresh, new talent. If you want to listen to sound played from the streets, you've come to the right place.

Barack Obama and the New Liberal Majority

Thomas Grant | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Thomas Grant

Whether Obama's legacy is as profound as Franklin D. Roosevelt is yet to be seen, however, in signifying and forming this cultural shift there is little doubt that Obama has defined our generation.

Five Injured As Train Station Escalator Goes Backwards (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

Five people have been injured after an escalator at a New Jersey station malfunctioned and went backwards, causing some people to leap off the moving ...

Pictures Of The Year 2012: A Month By Month Guide

Elliot Wagland | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK

GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING: The Associated Press (AP), one of the world's foremost news agencies has compiled it's most iconic images from 2012. AP Dir...

Macca To Replace Cobain In Nirvana Reunion

WENN | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sir Paul McCartney is to fill in for Kurt Cobain as the surviving members of Nirvana reunite at the Superstorm Sandy benefit in New York on Wednesday....

With Occupy Sandy Relief, Occupy Wall Street Becomes a Movement

Adam Jung | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

Almost fifteen months later, with Occupy Sandy, we see dramatic achievements daily, communities empowering themselves, and a truly organic movement becoming more decentralized, more efficient, more focused, and receiving praise from some very unlikely corners.

When the Storms Roll in, Let Us Be Mindful of the Poorest

Bishop Theotonius Gomes | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK
Bishop Theotonius Gomes

Research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that natural disasters between 1980 and 2002 caused an average of 17 deaths per windstorm in the US, compared to nearly 2,000 in Bangladesh.

Will We See a Greener President During Obama's Second and Final Term?

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

As the election results started to come in on Tuesday night, the world held its breath and questioned whether it would avoid the disaster of a Romney ...

We Are Family

Juliet Simmons | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Juliet Simmons

When I was growing up one of my favourite books was To Kill a Mockingbird. I love the bit which says that "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

PHOTOS: 'We're Waiting For The Locusts And Pestilence'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK

New Yorkers could be forgiven for hoping for a return to some sort of normality after the drama of Hurricane Sandy and the presidential election in th...

How Five Top Sandy Stories Spread Through the Social Web, and What They Teach Us

Paul Quigley | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK
Paul Quigley

For anyone on the East Coast, or with loved ones there, social media and our hyper-fast online press made Sandy felt like a shared event, characterised by messages of support and offers of showers on Facebook, and exchanging information with strangers on Twitter. Social media is still young: perhaps this is a taste of how it will bring all of us closer to major events - good and bad - in the future.

Computer Animation Shows Explosive Development Of Superstorm Sandy

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Tech

Using 800 infrared images scientists have produced an amazing computer animation that shows the incredible development of Hurricane Sandy – and its ...

That Was The Month That Was...Essays, Elections and Extreme Weather: October in the USA

George Gabriel | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Gabriel

My history professor came to class dressed in full 'Class of 1925' attire, all authentic and original. A true sight to behold, it showed just how seriously the Americans take the holiday, and that you're never too old for it!

Then And Now Pictures..

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill and Elliot Wagland | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

With Superstorm Sandy - seeing is believing. Huffington Post UK's Picture Editor Elliot Wagland has tracked down some astonishing then-and-now pict...

Pictures Of The Day Live: 6th November 2012

Posted 06.11.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

Food prices, Hurricane Sandy and Speculation

Deborah Doane | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Deborah Doane

Aside from facing a few days off the trading floor last week in Wall Street, big banks will be the ones to benefit the most from the impacts of Hurricane Sandy. Wall Street and other financial centres, such as the City of London, have ridden the wave of extreme weather over the past year, including the drought in the US, driving food commodity prices to new heights.

Swing Voters, Mr President? UK has the Answer

John Bunzl | Posted 02.01.2013 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

There's very widespread scientific agreement that climate change is occurring. But much of the argument and opposition revolves around whether it is human-induced or not.

USA Welcome to Climate Change

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

The idea that the choice lies in either saving the climate or the economy is nonsense; dealing with the causes, effects and outcomes of climate change will provide a huge economic stimulus it itself. Which begs the question, what are they waiting for.

Hurricane Sandy - a Disaster That Could Have Been Avoided?

Terry Ally | Posted 01.01.2013 | UK
Terry Ally

As nature gets more ferocious in this changing climatic era, our antidote to an increasing number of disasters has to be DRR which for the experienced Caribbean engineer, Tony Gibbs means that "great hurricanes and earthquakes (can) be experienced as fascinating and awesome events which, nevertheless, do not lead to disasters."

Pictures Of The Day Live: 5th November 2012

Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Huffington Post Picture Desk Live: Scroll down for the best news, entertainment, culture and sports pictures of the day, brought to you by The Huffing...

The Week That Was: The Calm After the Storm

Carla Buzasi | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

You can't of course mention Sandy without talking about the US presidential election. By putting partisan politics to the side for just a few days and acting as the President his country so clearly wants, Obama has enjoyed a bump in the polls that has brought him, if not into a convincing lead, at least into a position where the outcome is too close to call. That might not be enough to keep the keys to the White House if the likes of Rupert Murdoch have anything to do with it.