Photos: NY Begins Construction On $107 Million ‘Living’ Barriers To Fight The City’s Rising Seas
From a 250-foot-long barge moored in Raritan Bay, workers are placing more than 1,100 stone-filled mattresses into the water. They will double as an important habitat for marine species.
Nov 12, 2021 1:00 PM
Why NYC Was So Unprepared For Hurricane Ida’s Flash Flooding
Scientists predicted Ida’s heavy downpours as early as Monday, but rainfall remains a blindspot when it comes to urban preparedness and climate change resiliency.
Sep 3, 2021 11:00 AM
So Long, Indian Point Nuclear Plant. Hello, More Fossil Fuels.
Some environmentalists celebrated the closure due to the energy plant’s proximity to New York City, but it has sinister immediate implications for the state’s climate goals.
Apr 30, 2021 5:54 PM
Here’s How NYC Transit System Is Prepping For Sea Level Rise—And Why It May Not Be Enough
After Hurricane Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority committed $7.7 billion toward sea level resiliency. The investment will only protect the transit system for a limited period of time.
Apr 22, 2021 9:16 PM
Is Climate Change Pushing Severe Storms, Tornadoes Toward The Tri-State Area?
Scientists are closely following a hard-to-predict trend of U.S. tornadoes inching toward the Eastern Seaboard.
Updated: Apr 23, 2021 12:09 AM
Meet The 18-Year-Old New Yorker Helping To Craft US Climate Policy
Jerome Foster has been included among a group of advisers to the president–a remarkable journey from protesting in front of the White House
Apr 22, 2021 7:26 PM
Sandhogs Start On Final Shafts Of NYC’s Giant Water Tunnel, Following 50 Years Of Construction
The completion of City Tunnel. No. 3 would help alleviate strain from droughts and the coming climate emergency, but it has cost decades of human toil.
Apr 22, 2021 12:46 PM
National Grid Is Building A Natural Gas Pipeline Through North Brooklyn. But Do We Need It?
New York City consumes massive amounts of natural gas to stay warm and run stoves. Energy experts say there is a greener way forward.
Apr 16, 2021 10:01 AM
Andrew Yang Wants To Turn NYC Into A Bitcoin Megahub. That Would Be Terrible For Climate Change
Bitcoin is on pace to consume about as much electricity this year as all the homes in the mid-Atlantic states. Most of this energy comes from non-renewable sources.
Apr 5, 2021 3:41 PM
The Gulf Stream Is Weakening And It Promises Stronger Storms For NY And NJ
Ocean currents deep in the Atlantic are losing momentum. It means more heat is getting trapped along the East Coast.
Mar 19, 2021 2:44 PM
Why New York’s Snowstorms Are Growing—Along With Warming Winter Temperatures
Climate scientists explain why there can be more severe winter storms in the Northeast even as the globe warms.
Feb 14, 2021 6:43 PM
Liveblog: Students Go On Strike To Demand Action On Climate Change
Students at dozens of schools across the five boroughs are striking to demand greater action on climate change.
Updated: Mar 16, 2019 5:23 PM
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