Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Sandy’

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    Green Blog: Stronger than the Storm?

    Sep 4, 13 • 334 Views • No Comments

    By Amy Tourgee, guest blogger, Kent Place School alumna and Environmental Studies undergraduate at Princeton University Well, Labor Day weekend has come and gone, meaning summer has finally come to an end. Pools are closing, kids are going back to school,...  [read more]

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    Human Capital: Electricity Matters

    May 30, 13 • 249 Views • No Comments

    After Hurricane Sandy struck my NJ area, a physician friend told me that, with no refrigeration, her vaccine supply spoiled. Imagine her temporary problem as a permanent condition in the developing world. Lack of dependable electricity affects vaccines and...  [read more]

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    Disaster Economics: Neighbors and Utility Companies

    Jan 3, 13 • 253 Views • No Comments

    Still dealing with the impact of Hurricane Sandy, I keep pondering the cost of preparing for the next storm. Personally, it has been worth purchasing a generator. But, what to do about my neighbor? Located a half mile from my home, he has many beautiful old...  [read more]

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    Hurricane Sandy Stories

    Nov 6, 12 • 349 Views • No Comments

    Just some notes today about close-to-home Hurricane Sandy economics. Trees: Walking down my NJ street, I stopped to talk with 2 gentleman in a truck from Gainesville, Florida. They said they did tree work and had driven the 1000 miles to look for business....  [read more]

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    A New Name for Price Gouging

    Nov 2, 12 • 328 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, a friend of mine waited on a gas line for 3 hours to fill his tank. The price was close to normal but the line was not. Hearing about gas lines, I remembered when Boston’s water supply was temporarily undrinkable several years ago and...  [read more]