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New York City works to dry out after heavy flooding: “It was like a lake outside”

New York City began to dry out on Saturday after being drenched by one of the rainiest days in decades as traffic resumed on highways, subways and airports that were temporarily closed by Friday’s heavy rain. Record rainfall — more than 8.65 inches (21.97 centimeters) — fell at John F. Kennedy International Airport, surpassing the… Read More »

New York City is in its tropical climate era

The city is seeing rain patterns that look more like those in Miami or even Singapore, an official at The Atlantic Festival said. Gary Hershorn/Getty September 29, 2023, 3:24 pm ET New York City’s sewer system was built for the rains of yesteryear — when a notable storm could mean 1.75 inches of water per… Read More »

Leaders see hope in jointly combating deadly climate change and public health problems

NEW YORK (AP) — In trying to lessen the devastating impact of climate change, experts hope that attempts to improve the global public health system and sometimes-stalled efforts to contain global warming through collaboration they can combine – and create a better system for dealing with the problem along the way. Leaders of the World… Read More »

Drew Barrymore stepped down from hosting the National Book Awards after her talk show resumed during the strike

NEW YORK (AP) – The National Book Awards knocked down Drew Barrymore as host of this year’s ceremony on Tuesday, a day after her talk show taped its first episode since Hollywood screenwriters strike it started. “The National Book Awards is a night dedicated to celebrating the power of literature and writers’ incomparable contributions to… Read More »