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It’s Time to Invest in New York City’s Parks

Mayor Adams understands the importance of parks and is committed to enhanced parks equity.

by |February 14, 2022

NYC Mayor Adams’ All-Star Environmental Leadership Team

Last week, Mayor Eric Adams took the time between the city’s many emergencies to announce his powerfully organized environmental leadership team.

by |February 7, 2022

Let’s Build a Train From Brooklyn to Queens and Someday to the Bronx

Let’s build that interborough train line and once it’s up and running, build a second phase to the Bronx.

by |January 10, 2022
Four data sets reveal somewhat different areas at risk to sea level rise.

Improving Estimates of Population Exposed to Sea Level Rise: Not as Straightforward as It May Seem

Data choices are critical in assessing the risk of sea level rise faced by people living in low elevation coastal zones.

Building and Financing the Infrastructure of a Sustainable New York City

The city’s environmental sustainability effort spans many agencies and needs control and coordination by a senior official with experience and clout.

by |December 20, 2021

American Geophysical Union 2021: Key Events From the Columbia Climate School

A guide to some of the most provocative talks at the world’s largest gathering of earth and space scientists.

by |December 7, 2021

An Environmental Agenda for NYC’s New Mayor

Our new mayor should let our environmental actions do the talking for the next eight years. It would be a refreshing change.

by |December 6, 2021
The interactive graphic created by the Associated Press, based on a recent study out of Columbia, visualizes the threat of rising temperatures combined with soaring population growth.

Associated Press Offers Interactive ‘Primer’ on New Extreme Heat Data Set

The interactive graphic, based on a recent study out of Columbia, visualizes the threat of rising temperatures combined with soaring population growth.

by |November 19, 2021

Researchers Map Impacts of Human Sewage Along the World’s Coasts

Newly granular details may help cities plan strategies to deal with wastewater.

by |November 15, 2021

Exposure to Deadly Urban Heat Worldwide Has Tripled in Recent Decades, Says Study

A detailed analysis of temperatures and population trends in 13,115 cities shows where specific numbers of people are most affected.

by |October 4, 2021