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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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October 2, 2013 3:18 PM | Comments
A behind-the-scenes look at how PBS' nature series EARTHFLIGHT was made, including the extraordinary relationships between people and birds.VIDEO
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October 2, 2013 3:16 PM | Comments
New York NOW's Matt Ryan takes a look at one of the constitutional amendments on the November ballot, a land swap in Essex County.VIDEO
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September 27, 2013 2:30 PM | Comments
On the next edition of MetroFocus: affordable housing in New York City, a sneak preview at the final episode of PBS Nature's "Earthflight" series, and Sandy stories from Long Beach.VIDEO
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September 25, 2013 3:23 PM | Comments
Belmar’s mayor estimates there are still about two dozen families that have not been able to return to their homes.VIDEO
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September 18, 2013 3:19 PM | 1 Comment
This edition of MetroFocus features some of the best segments from the past months, beginning with a look behind the jobs numbers that perplex economists and drive the conversation on the campaign trail.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  September 4, 2013 3:46 PM | Comments
In a 24-hour event known as a "bioblitz," hundreds of students and scientists attempt to survey all the species of wildlife in Central Park.VIDEO
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Marisa Wong  |  August 28, 2013 3:58 PM | Comments
As the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, plans to protect New York City's coastline from future potential storms progress. VIDEO
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August 28, 2013 3:56 PM | 1 Comment
This week: a look behind the jobs numbers that perplex economists, an interview with Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, how nature can protect us from natural disasters, and the story of self-taught artist GC MyersVIDEO
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August 23, 2013 4:21 PM | 1 Comment
The next edition of MetroFocus covers unemployment and economic recovery in New York, mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, natural coastline protection, and self-taught artist GC MyersVIDEO
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Chantel Simpson  |  August 7, 2013 3:39 PM | Comments
To better understand the biggest threats to Lake George's pristine water quality, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), IBM and The Fund for Lake George have teamed up for the The Jefferson Project at Lake George to transform the body of water into the world's "smartest".VIDEO
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