North America and Asia, home to some of the world’s biggest polluters, have more cities at risk than any other continents.
Resilient building design–the concept of building structures that are prepared for nature’s fury–could help NYC bounce back faster from natural disasters.
With its beaches devastated by Hurricane Sandy, New York City is planning to have modular, storm-proof, net-zero-energy lifeguard stations built by Memorial Day.
Gathered together under the name Reclaim NYC, three designers are encouraging their colleagues to see the wreckage not as a reminder of the devastation, but inspiration for new art.
Many passive green building strategies can soften the impact of natural disasters and make life more healthy and bearable for survivors during the recovery period.
The U.S. Department of Energy talks about how fuel cells were instrumental in providing backup power for cell towers and keeping cell phone communications open during Sandy.
AOL Energy reports on how US utilities could potentially have weathered Hurricane Sandy better than they did if they had invested in smart grid improvements.