Parts of the Buffalo area saw more than 6 feet of snow over three days in November 2022.
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Western New York got socked by a storm that dumped 6 feet of snow in parts of the region, including the home of the Buffalo Bills’ stadium. A climate scientists explains how storms like this happen.
Racial hatred is a factor in 13% of mass shootings at grocery stores.
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A suspect apparently motivated by a white supremacist agenda shot dead 10 shoppers. Analysis shows that mass shootings – and those at grocery stores – are on the rise.
Several offshore wind farms are planned for the U.S. Northeast.
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The regionalism that fuels the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is also found in U.S. attitudes about energy production, a new study shows. That could have repercussions for the renewable energy transition.
Buffalo Bills owners Kim and Terry Pegula received a sweetheart deal from the state to finance their new stadium.
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Study after study has shown that stadiums are terrible public investments. Taxpayers rarely want to pay for them. So why do governments keep subsidizing them?
Residents had to be rescued as Hurricane Ida flooded coastal Louisiana in August 2021.
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A hurricane that wreaked havoc from Louisiana to New York City, the Texas freeze and devastating western wildfires topped NOAA’s list of billion-dollar disasters in 2021.
We need shows that feature women’s complex lived experiences instead of those that bend to the whims of the male-driven entertainment industry.
What can we take away from this epic fail of a reboot as a society that continues to undervalue women and shun open discussions of age, class, race and sex?
Dancing with danger.
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Gangs have changed in the decades since ‘West Side Story’ first came out – they are deadlier, and their demographics are different – as are the means law enforcement use to control them.
An antisemitic cartoon called “The Dream of the Jew Realized,” in The Judge magazine.
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In the late 19th century, a satiric weekly stoked fears about how Jewish immigrants would change New York City’s character.
Supporters of gun controls rally outside the Supreme Court.
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The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that you have a constitutional right to have a gun in your home. Now, the justices will consider how far outside of the home that right extends.
This ruling could change the course of future firearm rights litigation.
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At issue is the right to carry handguns in public, not just keep them at home.
Forceful words don’t always result in strong action.
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While surveys have shown a large share of unvaccinated workers threatening to quit over a mandate, the reality is few actually do.
Underground and underwater.
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Images of water gushing into subway stations filled social media following heavy rain in New York City. Solutions are at hand – but it takes money and political will, an expert explains.
In Paris, the major east-west axis, from the Place de la Concorde to the Place de la Bastille, as given a temporary ‘coronapiste’ after the pandemic broke out. Mayor Anne Hidalgo has said that it will become permanent.
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The need for social distancing sparked a cycling boom, cutting air pollution and boosting city dwellers’ mental and physical health. But when the pandemic ends, will it be back to life as usual?
Agnes MacGilvray as a young woman and in 2009 at the age of 101, enjoyed life to the full in New York in the 1930s.
The story of the Scottish diaspora has been well told in print. Now a new audio book brings emigrant stories to life in their own words.
Bronx Zoo elephant ‘Happy’ strolls inside the zoo’s Asia Habitat in New York.
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Happy has lived alone in captivity for 14 years, but a New York appeals court recently denied a legal effort to rehome her.
There are already reports that Trump is mulling a run in 2024.
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Only one American president – Grover Cleveland – has lost reelection and then won back his office.
The East India House, 1928. From ‘A History of Lloyd’s,’ by Charles Wright and C. Ernest Fayle.
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The coronavirus epidemic has made us all rethink our workspaces. But the needs of the times have always influenced the office space – whether for the colonial empire or a growing commerce.
States have tried shutting down bars and limiting restaurants to outdoor seating to slow the coronavirus’s spread.
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States have been experimenting with more targeted approaches to slow the coronavirus’s spread. Two strategies stand out.
COVID-19 has spiked in ultra-Orthodox Jewish parts of New York City.
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Authorities have closed schools in some ultra-Orthodox areas of New York. The reasons for apparent noncompliance with public health guidelines are complicated, explains a cultural anthropologist.
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As the Black Lives Matter movement has , statues of figures linked to slavery have been removed. Such actions are just symbolic, however. What is at stake is the systemic transformation of the present.