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NYC Sea Wall Halted After Trump Says it’s ‘Costly, Foolish’

NYC Sea Wall Halted After Trump Says it’s ‘Costly, Foolish’

President Trump has long touted the efficacy of walls, funneling billions of Defense Department dollars to build a wall on the southern border. However, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a study that included plans for a sea wall to protect New Yorkers from sea-level rise and catastrophic storms like Hurricane Sandy, […]

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    NYC Sea Wall Halted After Trump Says it’s ‘Costly, Foolish’

    NYC Sea Wall Halted After Trump Says it’s ‘Costly, Foolish’

    President Trump has long touted the efficacy of walls, funneling billions of Defense Department dollars to build a wall on the southern border. However, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a study that included plans for a sea wall to protect New Yorkers from sea-level rise and catastrophic storms like Hurricane Sandy, […]

    New York City Spends Billions on Flood Protection

    New York City Spends Billions on Flood Protection

    In 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on New York City’s transportation system. Storm surge pushed a flood of seawater into vehicle tunnels, railyards, ferry terminals, and subway lines. “Hurricane Sandy was a big wake-up call for the city,” says Susanne DesRoches, New York’s deputy director of infrastructure and energy. For example, the city has installed […]

    Climate Crisis Caused High Healthcare Costs in 2012

    Climate Crisis Caused High Healthcare Costs in 2012

    Extreme weather events supercharged by climate change in 2012 led to nearly 1,000 more deaths, more than 20,000 additional hospitalizations, and cost the U.S. healthcare system $10 billion, a new report finds. The study, published Tuesday in the journal GeoHealth, looks at the health impacts of 10 climate-related events across 11 states that year, including […]

    Activists Unfurl Giant ‘End Climate Silence’ Banner in Times Square

    Activists Unfurl Giant ‘End Climate Silence’ Banner in Times Square

    350.org A big crowd of volunteers joined 350.org in Times Square yesterday afternoon to unfurl a giant parachute with the message “End Climate Silence” and an image of a hurricane.  “Meteorologists have called this ‘the biggest storm ever to hit the U.S. mainland,’ which is a reminder of how odd our weather has been in […]