Energy & Environment

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.

Congregation Beth Elohim sends out 10 car loads of supplies a day to areas in need. Image courtesy of Congregation Beth Elohim.
Georgia Kral  |  November 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Drawing on their member networks and organization skills, groups mobilize to aid hurricane victims and add disaster relief to their services.

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Cherlynn Low for Northattan  |  November 9, 2012 5:17 PM | Comments
For trees felled by Hurricane Sandy, Department of Transportation employees developed their own cleanup method with a machine designed to move asphalt, sand and cement.VIDEO
Inside the Smith Houses, days after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power.
Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed  |  November 8, 2012 8:55 PM | Comments
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed take us inside the Smith Houses.VIDEO
A volunteer delivers water to residents in NYCHA's Haber Houses, which are next to the Coney Island boardwalk and are exclusively for senior citizens.
Christina Knight  |  November 8, 2012 8:48 PM | Comments
Hundreds of New Yorkers made their way to Southern Brooklyn this week to help distribute food, water, and information to residents.VIDEO
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November 8, 2012 8:46 PM | Comments
William Solecki, director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, predicted in 2009 that climate change would leave parts of New York City vulnerable.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko for NJToday  |  November 8, 2012 8:40 PM | Comments
NJToday takes a look at what towns like Belmar and Neptune are doing to help residents recover from the damage of two storms.VIDEO
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November 8, 2012 8:37 PM | Comments
MetroFocus anchor Rafael Pi Roman reports on the devastation in the section of Queens known as the Rockaways.VIDEO
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November 8, 2012 8:19 PM | Comments
Coverage of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath focuses on how the region is coping with the worst storm in its history and moving forward with recovery efforts.VIDEO
The National Guard delivered cases of food and water to a distribution site at Surf Avenue and W. 25th Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Doug Turetsky for the IBO  |  November 8, 2012 12:16 PM | Comments
While Hurricane Sandy shares the climatic origins of Irene, the extent of the physical devastation is more akin to 9/11.
The line was long at 5 p.m. at the PS 92 poll site.
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  November 7, 2012 10:50 AM | Comments
While a New York victory for President Obama was expected, the real fights were at the state and local levels.
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