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Manhattan Was a "Garden of Eden" Says Environmental Historian Ted Steinberg

When you think of New York City, the term "Garden of Eden" probably doesn't spring immediately to mind. But a new book by noted environmental historian Ted Steinberg says that that's exactly what the island of Manhattan was some 400 years ago.

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Ali Winston for City Limits  |  December 7, 2012 11:35 AM | Comments
The city's evacuation zone maps used 2003 data and scientists also made Sandy storm-surge predictions that were dwarfed by the actual outcome.VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  December 6, 2012 7:00 PM | Comments
How the region is recovering from Hurricane Sandy and a look at the magnificent trees of the New York Botanical Garden.VIDEO
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December 6, 2012 6:58 PM | Comments
While the famous Bronx garden lost 557 trees to Sandy, none of the "Magnificent Trees" featured in a new book were harmed.VIDEO
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December 6, 2012 6:57 PM | Comments
In Belford, fishing boats weathered the storm out of Sandy’s path but their facilities have been completely destroyed.VIDEO
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December 6, 2012 6:54 PM | Comments
The hurricane relief fund, to supplement expenses not covered by FEMA or insurance, has raised more than $18 million.VIDEO
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December 6, 2012 6:51 PM | Comments
FEMA's deputy federal coordinating officer speaks about FEMA's work in New York City and warns homeowners about scams.VIDEO
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December 6, 2012 6:50 PM | Comments
MetroFocus updates reports on two families' struggle to recover from flooding and mold damage.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  December 6, 2012 10:42 AM | Comments
After flooding, the task of preserving a small community's past looms large for Broad Channel Historical Society.
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Lauren Wanko for NJ Today  |  December 4, 2012 2:09 PM | Comments
See the colossal damage in New Jersey beach towns in video from helicopter tour.VIDEO
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Philly Bubaris  |  December 4, 2012 12:57 PM | 1 Comment
Parks across New York, from Long Island to the Bronx, share reports of their tree losses and photos of damage.VIDEO
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