Energy & Environment

The State of New Jersey's Health: Living in Sandy's Shadow Two Years Later

Superstorm Sandy swept through two years ago, but there's been lasting damage. Some of it is physical—eroded shorelines, lost homes, destroyed businesses—but there has also been a lasting psychological impact.

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Jenna Flanagan, NY Now  |  May 7, 2014 11:05 AM | Comments
NY Now Innovation Trail reporter Jenna Flanagan discovers the lesser known health threats transmitted by the common deer tick.VIDEO
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David Frank, The New York Times  |  May 7, 2014 11:04 AM | Comments
As part of an unusual internship, nine high school students work in a tropical reef, located at the end of the F subway line in Coney Island.VIDEO
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May 2, 2014 1:04 PM | Comments

This week on MetroFocus: the lesser known health threats transmitted by the common deer tick, crime in Camden, NJ, an interview with the filmmaker of PBS Nature’s “Leave it to Beavers”, and an up close look at an underwater classroom.

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Lauren Wanko, NJTVNews  |  April 30, 2014 12:31 PM | Comments
NJTV's Lauren Wanko takes us to Toms River, New Jersey, where a debate over a beach replenishment dune building project has been ongoing since Hurricane Sandy devastated the seaside town.VIDEO
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April 25, 2014 12:48 PM | Comments

A new report by the Center for an Urban Future details the city’s aging infrastructure, a dune-building project in Toms River is projected to move ahead, the Adirondack P-TECH program is trying out a new education model designed to reduce youth unemployment and keep graduates in the region and more.

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Tracy Wholf, PBS NewsHour Weekend  |  April 9, 2014 12:31 PM | Comments
At P.S. 333 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, students are studying science in their very own rooftop greenhouse -- one of 12 built as part of an initiative to put 100 greenhouse labs in New York City schools by 2020.VIDEO
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January 22, 2014 1:13 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus: a new approach to mentoring, the Rockefeller Foundation president's serious suggestions for resiliency in New York City, and bringing a workhorse from the Vietnam War back to life.VIDEO
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January 15, 2014 4:03 PM | Comments
Rafael Pi Roman talks to New York Magazine's Chris Smith about Governor Cuomo’s 2014 agenda, outgoing Lincoln Center president Reynold Levy discusses a decade of changes to the performing arts center, Meet the Coywolf, and more.VIDEO
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Thomas Shomaker, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism  |  December 18, 2013 3:32 PM | 1 Comment
In the last few years, electronic recycling companies - like the Lower East Side Ecology Center’s E-Waste Warehouse - have opened the industrial Gowanus area of Brooklyn. VIDEO
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Erik Olsen, The New York Times  |  November 20, 2013 11:57 AM | Comments
New York Times video reporter, Erik Olsen, reveals how underwater drones are changing the way scientists study the sea.VIDEO
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