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Urbanization is Cutting Off Life Support to NYC’s Wetlands

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Maps of the Jamaica Bay study areas. B and C show the extent of two regions—the Jo Co and Yellow Bar marshes, respectively—in 1897 (green overlay) versus 2016 (white). Image: Peteet et al. Urbanization is Cutting Off Life Support to NYC’s Wetlands By Aline Reynolds — Columbia University Earth Institute, September 24, 2018 Historically, salt marshes have […]

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When Is A Sea Wall a Good Idea?

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When Is a Sea Wall a Good Idea? When Is a Sea Wall a Good Idea? By Aline Reynolds — Columbia University Earth Institute, September 13, 2018 Recent hurricanes like Maria and Sandy have brought crippling winds, torrential rains, and flooding to vulnerable coastal regions, in some cases killing thousands of people. Sea walls and other barriers […]