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New York state is buying homes like this one in Staten Island's Fox Beach neighborhood as part of a Hurricane Sandy recovery project in the hopes that demolishing them will help nature return and provide a barrier to future storm surges. Matthew Schuerman/WNYC hide caption

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Cities Project

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

As part of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy, New York's plan is to buy and demolish hundreds of homes on Staten and Long islands and let nature return as a barrier to future storm surges.

New York state is buying homes like this one in Staten Island's Fox Beach neighborhood as part of a Hurricane Sandy recovery project in the hopes that demolishing them will help nature return and provide a barrier to future storm surges. Matthew Schuerman/WNYC hide caption

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Cities Project

Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

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Some On Staten Island Opt For Buyout Of 'Houses That Don't Belong'

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The new capsules are being built by Boeing and SpaceX. They look similar, but there are differences. SpaceX, The Boeing Company hide caption

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The Two-Way

How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

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How NASA's New Spaceships Stack Up

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Lori Baker with her husband, Erich. Baker is founder and executive director of the International Consortium for Forensic Identification, Reuniting Families Project. StoryCorps hide caption

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StoryCorps

Scientist IDs Bodies Of Migrants, Helping Families Find Closure

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Earth, Wind & Fire onstage in 1979. Ed Perlstein/Redferns/Getty Images hide caption

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Music News

Do you remember? Why 'September' Sustains

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Do you remember? Why 'September' Sustains

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