News bites: Nuke plants, refineries, and climate questions in Sandy’s path


Bloomberg looks at the state of play in oil and gasoline markets ahead of the storm. 

“Crude fell for the first time in three days in New York while gasoline rose as refineries curbed operations before Hurricane Sandy strikes the U.S. East Coast,” the news service reports.

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The New York Times
describes how nuclear plants in Hurricane Sandy’s path are preparing for the storm.

As Sandy bears down, NPR explores thorny question about linking big storms to climate change.

And some non-Sandy news: The Philadelphia Inquirer looks at the politics of coal in Pennsylvania.