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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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Matthew Claiborne & Salima Koroma, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism  |  March 20, 2013 9:53 AM | 1 Comment
Hurricane Sandy pancaked homes and toppled trees as it spiraled up the East Coast, but it also brought something that only eager New York City birdwatchers were anticipating.VIDEO
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David Cruz, NJ Today  |  February 27, 2013 10:13 AM | Comments
The thing that makes Hoboken so desirable — its proximity to the water — is the very thing that makes living here a real crap shoot sometimes.VIDEO
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Luke Hammill - Narratively  |  February 5, 2013 10:08 AM | Comments
Long after the TV crews and volunteer crowds packed up and left, a band of brothers in the Rockaways keeps their eyes fixed on the future.
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Beth Garbitelli  |  January 25, 2013 5:12 PM | Updated: February 13, 2013 12:00PM | 1 Comment
Should cities begin "managed retreat"?VIDEO
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Beth Garbitelli  |  January 22, 2013 12:46 PM | Comments
After three months of deliberation, a task force set up by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has released its findings on how New York can better prepare for future storms.VIDEO
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January 22, 2013 12:42 PM | Updated: January 29, 2013 10:00AM | 1 Comment
NJ Today's Mike Schneider talks to FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer, Bill Vogel, who says changes to the flood maps was the result of a long, ongoing study that was in the works prior to Hurricane Sandy.VIDEO
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Sasha Chavkin - The New York World/WNYC  |  January 18, 2013 12:53 PM | Comments
Bloomberg administration proposed, then dropped, a database of residents needing evacuation and aid.
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January 18, 2013 10:14 AM | Comments
MetroFocus looks at the recovery nearly 90 days after Superstorm Sandy, compares and contrasts two different state of the state addresses, and wishes Grand Central Terminal a happy birthday.VIDEO
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Laurie Rabin  |  January 16, 2013 11:49 AM | Comments
New law could force New Jersey consumers to pay for every plastic bag they use. Not everyone is thrilled. VIDEO
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Mustafa Hameed  |  December 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The disaster relief organization operated by military veterans used its skills to begin rebuilding in Rockaway Beach.VIDEO
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