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.

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August 7, 2013 3:39 PM | Comments
The latest from MetroFocus: Marriage equality, Sal Albanese, making Lake George “smarter”, and the Google Geek Street FairVIDEO
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August 2, 2013 2:43 PM | Comments
The latest episode of our award-winning news magazine: the marriage equality campaign, Democratic mayoral candidate Sal Albanese, making Lake George “smart”, and the Google Geek Street FairVIDEO
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Lauren Wanko, NJ Today  |  July 17, 2013 4:25 PM | Updated: July 25, 2013 | 3 Comments
A court decision gives government more power to build sand dunes even when homeowners object and (Ret.) Col. John Boulé talks regional strategy.VIDEO
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July 8, 2013 2:58 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus: a proposal for NYC parks, big money for bridges, the history of Greenwich Village, sculptor Gary Weisman, and art from Superstorm Sandy.VIDEO
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June 19, 2013 2:53 PM | Comments
Rebuilding NYC after Sandy, no swimming at NJ beaches, new book on MLK, IKEA wedding vows.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko, NJ Today  |  June 19, 2013 2:52 PM | Comments
Beach-goers aren't allowed to swim at Middletown's two beaches, a first for the Monmouth County community.VIDEO
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June 12, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
On this edition of MetroFocus: a new proposal for a parks alliance, political power in New York and New Jersey, the history of Greenwich Village, and works from an upstate sculptor.VIDEO
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Clodagh McGowan  |  May 29, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
South Shore homeowners weigh the pros and costs of raising their homes in preparation for hurricane season.VIDEO
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May 29, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
An update on the political scandals, resignations and corruption charges in Albany and analysis of the mayoral race in New York City now that former Congressman Anthony Weiner is running.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko, NJ Today  |  May 15, 2013 11:16 AM | Comments
It’s been stuck in the Atlantic Ocean for more than six months. Today, a 150-ton crane finally began pulling pieces of the Jet Star roller coaster from the water.VIDEO
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