Can Scientific Advice on Coastal Risk Reduction Compete with ‘We Will Not Retreat’ Politics?...

Jul 24, 2014 Posted by

[Translate] resilience By ANDREW C. REVKIN  nytimesdot The East River and Manhattan just before the surge from Hurricane Sandy arrived.Credit Michael Heiman/Getty Images The National Research Council, the nation’s top independent science advisory body, has issued “Reducing Coastal Risks on the East and Gulf Coasts” — a smart report that should be read by anyone — particularly elected officials — in a coastal community. Below you can read an excerpt from the news release with a link to the full document. I’ve written repeatedly on the great opportunities for limiting losses in coastal communities from storm surges and other threats exacerbated by rising seas. Of course, the “we will not retreat” and “bail me out” politics in coastal communities will always cut against a science-based approach to risk reduction. But it’s great to see...

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Darren Aronofsky on Floods, Fanaticism, the Big Bang, Warming and More...

May 6, 2014 Posted by

[Translate]  By ANDREW C. REVKIN April 24, 2014, 8:12 am Andy Revkin interviews the filmmakers Darren Aronofsky and Ari Handel (center and right). I hope you’ll take 40 minutes to catch my onstage interview on Tuesday with Darren Aronofsky, the filmmaker known for his obsession with obsession, whether it’s in a mathematician, ballerina or — most recently — Noah. Also weighing in at the capping event at The Times’s Cities For Tomorrow meeting was Ari Handel, Aronofsky’s co-writer on “Noah,” “Black Swan” and “The Fountain” (and a neuroscientist). nytcitiesfortomorrow on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free We talked about the filmmakers’ efforts to convey the creation story in a way that meshed the storytelling power of the Bible with time scales and images reflecting scientific understanding of the origins of Earth and species. Aronofsky described the environmental...

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Can Cities Adjust to a Retreating Coastline?...

Aug 24, 2013 Posted by

A rendering of a plan for Lower Manhattan …

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Hardest Hit Storm Sandy Victims Face New Challenges...

Jun 9, 2013 Posted by

George Kasimos has almost finished repairing flood damage to his waterfront home…

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Sandy Sewage Report:

Apr 30, 2013 Posted by

— Superstorm Sandy released 11 billion gallons of sewage from East Coast treatment plants into bodies of water from Washington, D.C., to Connecticut..

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South Street Seaport Area In Lower Manhattan...

Feb 25, 2013 Posted by

The historic cobblestone streets and 19th-century mercantile buildings near the water’s edge in lower Manhattan are eerily deserted..

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Bird And Rat Infestations Raise Disease Risks, Climate Change Concerns...

Feb 22, 2013 Posted by

Kentucky Birds, New York Rats Raise Disease Risks…

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Top Three Things We Urge Obama to Do to Curb Climate Change — And Without Waiting for Congress...

Jan 8, 2013 Posted by

Most people don’t think chocolate factories or hardware stores have much to do with climate change.

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Hurricane Sandy Aid Bill Passes House...

Jan 4, 2013 Posted by

[Translate] Posted: 01/04/2013 11:30 am EST  |  Updated: 01/04/2013 11:39 am EST The House of Representatives passed $9.7 billion in aid for Hurricane Sandy victims by a 354-67 vote on Friday. All no votes came from Republicans. The Senate is expected to pass the measure later Friday and send it to President Barack Obama. More from the AP: The bill gives more borrowing authority to the National Flood Insurance Program to pay about 115,000 pending claims.Northeast lawmakers say the money is urgently needed for victims of one of the worst storms ever to strike the region. Boehner set Friday’s vote after sparking controversy with a decision to delay House action on a broader Sandy aid package. Also on HuffPost:  Hurricane Sandy   1 of 297   Getty Images ...

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House Scraps Vote on Sandy Aid

Jan 2, 2013 Posted by

New York-area lawmakers in both parties erupted in anger after learning the House Republican leadership decided…

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We Don’t Have Time for Political Sideshows...

Dec 30, 2012 Posted by

It’s not an easy time in America.

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Sandy Aid Bill Near Completion In Senate...

Dec 28, 2012 Posted by

The Senate is moving towards completion of a $60.4 billion aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

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Cold Weather Shuts Down Sandy Relief...

Dec 23, 2012 Posted by

A tent city set up to serve as a headquarters for Staten Island relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy…

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Climate Change: President Obama’s FDR Moment...

Dec 21, 2012 Posted by

2012 was a historic year for climate disasters.

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Sandy Aid Package Proposed By GOP...

Dec 20, 2012 Posted by

Senate Republicans on Wednesday proposed a $24 billion emergency aid package…

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Sandy and Sewage: Why We Underestimate the Costs of Climate Change...

Dec 18, 2012 Posted by

Hundreds of millions of gallons of raw and partially treated sewage…

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Facing Sandy’s Fury, Don’t Let Clean Energy Naysayers Deny Us Hope...

Dec 16, 2012 Posted by

As a historic storm hammers the east — signaling the extremes promised by climate change

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New York Will Deal With Sandy For Months and Years Ahead...

Dec 16, 2012 Posted by

At a panel discussion at New York University on December 5,…

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Shades of Katrina Aftermath ……. FEMA unused Trailers!...

Dec 13, 2012 Posted by

FEMA trailers have not been delivered to those in New York hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy…

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Superstorm Sandy Aid Must Be Addressed By Congress Before Break...

Dec 13, 2012 Posted by

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Thursday issued a powerful plea to Congress:…

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The 12-12-12 Concert: That Bitch Sandy!...

Dec 13, 2012 Posted by

Watching 12-12-12 concert organizer, Harvey Weinstein, talk on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”…

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Lowering Your Carbon Impact — What’s Your Handprint?...

Dec 13, 2012 Posted by

I’m on my first visit to New York City since Hurricane Sandy hit…

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Scrambling to Rebuild – Destined to Fail!...

Dec 11, 2012 Posted by

Along the two-lane highway that threads this narrow spit of sand on the Jersey Shore..

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Can This Woman Save New York From the Next Sandy?...

Dec 10, 2012 Posted by

There’s no clear view of the burnt wreckage of Breezy Point, Queens..

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