Stronger Storms in a Warming World

By HARLEM RENAISSANCE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Hurricane Sandy caused power outages across New York City in October 2012. PHOTO: Augie Ray/Flickr Hurricane Sandy was a massive super storm that unleashed high winds and large-scale flooding in New York and New Jersey in...

What is a Refugee?

Introduction by NANCY RYERSON, IndyKids Volunteer Illustrations by KIT MILLS Refugees are people who have had to leave their homes because of war or other violence, environmental disasters or a bad economy that leaves them unable to get jobs or make enough money....

The Importance of Grassroots Relief

By KALANI CHEN-HAYES, age 9, GEORGIA REED-STAMM, age 10, and THEO YANOS, age 10 The Staten Island Occupy Sandy headquarters. PHOTO: John de Guzman Before the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) came to town after Superstorm Sandy, local community groups sprung...

Storm Science

PHOTO: Flickr/Canadian Pacific PHOTO: Flickr/Kakela PHOTO: Lisa Goodman PHOTO: Lisa Goodman PHOTO: Lisa Goodman On October 29, the one thousand mile-wide “Frankenstorm” known as Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the Northeastern United States, bringing with it powerful...

Superstorm Sandy Takes Coney Island for a Ride

By KYLIE FREYMAN, age 9 Hurricane Sandy flooded the streets of New York, the worst storm in the city’s history. PHOTO: Kylie Freyman Kylie Freyman and her family live in Sheepshead Bay, near Coney Island in Brooklyn, where she witnessed flooding and power loss. Have...