Manhattan flooding bolsters argument for a massive engineering project to protect New York.

Climate change was catapulted to the forefront of the U.S.

Deaths in the United States and Canada blamed on Sandy, the mega-storm that tore across the U.S. East Coast this week, rose to at least 102 on Friday.

New York: While people living north of New York’s Times Square were largely spared from the rising waters and power outages that slammed Lower Manhattan on Monday, they are now dealing with a diffe

The US may need to build new storm defences as it faces up to more violent weather caused by climate change, the governor of New York has warned.

33 Killed As Storm Lashes East Coast

Residents up and down the battered mid-Atlantic region of the US woke on Tuesday to lingering waters, darkened homes and the daunting task of cleaning up from once-in-a-generation storm surges as H

17 killed as hurricane makes landfall in New Jersey

Up to 17 people were reported dead and millions left without electricity on Tuesday morning, as residents of the U.S. East Coast awoke to confront the extensive destruction wreaked overnight by hurricane Sandy. The hurricane made landfall in New Jersey on Monday night with sustained, 130-kmph gusts, leading to six million homes losing power.

East coast states grind to a halt, major financial markets shut for the first time since 9/11, more than 10,000 flights cancelled, 50 million people across 800-mile swathe at risk.

Although hyperthermia is a recognized animal teratogen and maternal fever has been associated with birth defects in humans, data on the relationship between high environmental temperatures and birth defects are limited.
 To determine whether pregnancies are potentially vulnerable to the weather extremes anticipated with climate change, the researchers evaluated the relationship between extreme summer temperature and the occurrence of birth defects.