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Colonial remains found after Hurricane Sandy uproots historic tree

The crazy winds of Hurricane Sandy uprooted a historic tree in New Haven, Connecticut, revealing a human skeleton that may date back to colonial times. Hartman says the tree was planted on the green in 1909 on the 100th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's birth. He says the remains likely belong

The worst hurricanes in history

With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast of North America and cities preparing for the inevitable damage, the National Weather Service has published a list of the worst tropical storms in US history. This technical memorandum lists the deadliest tropical cyclones in the United States during 1851- 2010 and

Searching for ancient hurricanes

Here is a cool story about paleotempestology, the study of ancient storms. A sea turtle bone protruded from the wall of an archaeological excavation at the Pineland Site Complex on Pine Island. That bone, along with other evidence found in the pit, might prove that an intense hurricane pounded the island 1,700