The havoc Sandy is wrecking may cost some $20 billion in economic damage, according to risk firm Eqecat Inc. Lot of money—so much, in fact, that the costs places Sandy in the top 10 most expensive hurricanes ever, as you can see in this chart.
Scientific American on Sandy and climate change, New York Times on oysters and New York, Treehugger on sustainable design for storms, Wired UK on glow-in-the-dark roads, and Houston Chronicle on seafood safety in the Gulf.
Ana Marie Cox on Hurricane Sandy, Jeffrey Rosen on wiretapping, Richard Cohen on Obama's authenticity, Richard Vedder on online learning, and Noah Feldman on the Supreme Court.
Much of lower Manhattan could lose electricity soon. People are tweeting about getting robo-called from Con-Ed informing them that they may need to turn off electricity.
Mother Jones on Romney's energy adviser is a fracking booster, National Geographic on a fast new supercomputer, The Daily Beast on China's green protest, California Watch on textbooks and plastics, and Grist on green shopping.
Bill Keller on "no agenda" myth, Michael Hiltzik on high taxes and millionaires, Thomas B. Edsall on rogue billionaires, Brian Lee Crowley on U.S. and Canada, and Jeffrey Toobin on the right to vote.
Los Angeles Times on Australia's fracking protests, The Guardian on damaged reefs, Reuters on BP's biofuel plant, Associated Press on the Navy's mattresses, and Grist on the complications of farming.
Roger Cohen on self-absorbed foreign policy, Eugene Robinson on America's identity, Jonathan Cohn on the auto bailout, David Brooks on being moderate, and Evan Osnos on China's corruption.
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan doesn't like that Obama uses the government to pick which industries win and which industries lose, and Jon Stewart looked at just why it's a problem last night on The Daily Show.
The denser the place, the greater the racial integration—or, in other words, cities tend to be more racially diverse while less dense areas generally have higher percentages of white people, according to this chart from Bill Rankin at racialcartography.net.
Associated Press on radioactive water, USA Today on LEED, MarketWatch on a Chinese environmental advocate, Reuters on Italy's garbage, and Ecologist on rain gardens.
E.J. Dionne Jr. on the right wing, Amy Sullivan on Mourdock, Richard H. Thaler on entrepreneur safety nets, Greg Lukianoff on free speech at college, and Pete Early on the mentally ill.
People in America agree on two things, Jon Stewart said last night on The Daily Show: popcorn is corn and counts as a vegetable and we should help veterans.
Matt Groff's chart arguing the war on drugs isn't working got a lot of flack for methodology. Well, he took it to heart and is back with an updated version with adjusted methodology—and the new chart says even when looking at data based on population, increased spending does not curb usage.
Los Angeles Times on other countries fracking, Frontline on climate skeptics, The Guardian on the oil spill's damage to whales. McClatchy Newspapers on climate scientist suing conservatives, and Grist on a California state senate race.
Ross Douthat on foreign policy, Dana Milbank on conventional wisdom, Efraim Halevy on Republicans and Israel, Michael Tanner on big government, and Irin Carmon on Republican misogyny.
Jon Stewart looked at Monday's foreign policy presidential debate last night on The Daily Show and reached a conclusion: Mitt Romney is leaning toward voting for Barack Obama.
The new James Bond film Skyfall premiered in London today for the franchise's 50th anniversary, but 007 does not give as much bang for buck as he used to, according to this chart from business intelligence company BIME.
PRI on Sweden importing trash, Mother Nature Network on electric cars, The Guardian on debates and climate change, Treehugger on IKEA's renewable efforts, and National Geographic on wood-heated homes.