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Jamaica Bay As A Lab For Studying Climate Change

Aug 18, 2013

NEW YORK — Jamaica Bay, the city’s largest wetland and open space, could be critical to the ongoing sustainability of the metropolis. The Bay’s marshes help to break waves from


No Retreat From The Coastline

Jun 11, 2013

NEW YORK — Striking a tone of defiance, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that New York City will not retreat from its coastline despite the threat of rising sea levels


Regulators Seek Answers About Rockaway Pipeline Project

Jun 04, 2013

NEW YORK — Regulators are aggressively seeking answers about potential environmental risks to the Rockaway pipeline project, including whether flooding caused by future extreme storms could damage critical infrastructure. Both the


The Future Of New York City's Water

May 07, 2013

This is part 2 of a 2 part interview. Read the first part here.  NEW YORK — Even after decades of commercial and residential development in upstate New York, the city’s


What Future For The City's Waterfront?

Apr 10, 2013

NEW YORK — The destruction along the city's waterfront caused by Superstorm Sandy was a wake-up call about the city's present and future as the ocean surged and whole communities