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Me, My Wife and Irene

Maybe it was the fact that I tied the knot with my beautiful wife, Laura. Or maybe it was the blustery entrance of Hurricane Irene the following day. Let's just say it was an unforgettable weekend.

The Impact of Climate Change on Water Resources

As the climate warms, scientists say we will have more intense storms and droughts and more precipitation falling as rain instead of snow. This could have serious consequences for our nation's water systems.

Longmont Downtown to East - Aerial Footage 9/13/13

Record amounts of rainfall have flooded an area stretching from Colorado Springs north to Ft. Collins in northeastern Colorado. The wastewater treatment plants in several communities were flooded and overwhelmed, leading to releases of raw sewage into the North Platte River watershed. Those communties that planned for major flooding suffered less damage. [Longmont Flood]
Take Action: FEMA's emergency preparedness website tells you what to prepare AHEAD OF TIME in case your household faces a disaster that requires evacuation.

FEMA Preparedness Website

FEMA's website helps you prepare your household for all types of emergencies so you can make a plan with family members, make a disaster kits and know what to do in an emergency.

Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later | Struggles After Sandy in Broad Channel

Many coastal communities will be (or already are) feeling the effects of climate change. Residents of those often tight-knit towns will face tough decisions about whether or not to rebuild and may face high-priced or even no flood insurance.
Take Action: Find out whether or not you live in a flood zone and learn about flood preparedness at this goverment site.

Years of Living Dangerously Recap: Episode 4, Ice and Brimstone

In another heated week on Years of Living Dangerously, The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder sat down with an evangelical Christian father and daughter who fundamentally disagree about climate change while 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl explored Arctic oil and gas development amidst ice melts and rising seas.

Years of Living Dangerously Recap: Episode 5, True Colors

In Episode 5, longtime New York Times journalist Mark Bittman plays a losing game of phone tag with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's office, while actress/comedian Olivia Munn visits Washington State Governor Jay Inslee to see how the climate change campaigner fared in his challenging first year of office.

Years of Living Dangerously Recap: Episode 9, Moving a Mountain

This week's driving questions: "Why should we care about climate change? And, to a lesser extent, "What can we do about it?" The season finale featured an interview with President Barack Obama, an amazing glacial expedition in the Andes and the conclusion of Michael C. Hall's poignant trip to Bangladesh.

Campaigning for US Infrastructure: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Vice President Joe Biden (in)famously said that New York's LaGuardia Airport is in shambles. Imagine then the decrepit state of the less seen US infrastructure like the electrical grid, food distribution networks or clean water systems? Is it time for voters to make infrastructure a priority?

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