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Climate Change

  1. climate change
    ‘That’s What Hurt the Most: The Things You Can’t Replace’Five East Elmhurst residents on what they lost to Hurricane Ida.
  2. infrastructure
    Climate Change Is Putting More Poop in New York’s WatersA crappy side effect of all this rain.
  3. streets
    We’re Falling Short on Even the Simplest Fix for Storm FloodingPlugged-up drains should be the most straightforward problem to solve, and the city can’t keep up.
  4. hurricane ida
    What Went Wrong With NYC’s Emergency Alerts, and How Can We Do Better?Contextual warnings, explicit directions, and better outreach before the storm could all help.
  5. climate change
    Scenes from Ida’s Chaotic, Tragic Night in New York CityThe bus driver stuck in raw sewage, a delivery worker who biked through a foot of water, and other stories from the flood.
  6. getting around
    How Does An Elevated Highway in New York City Even Flood?It’s a road that’s above ground. Shouldn’t it drain?
  7. housing
    Those Flooded Basement Apartments are a Deadly Part of the Housing CrisisThe most dangerous place to be last night was on the ground floor.
  8. street view
    To Stop Flooding, New York Needs Spongy StreetsThe city does the equivalent of mopping up an overflowing toilet with a rock. We have alternatives, and should use them.
  9. climate change
    New Orleans’s Levees Held Up This Time — But That’s Not EnoughNo matter how tall you build a wall, a flood can go higher.
  10. congestion pricing
    What It Will Take for Kathy Hochul to Get New York’s Congestion Pricing RightLooking to other cities for good ideas and potential pitfalls.
  11. makeovers
    How I Greened My Prewar Co-op Building (It Wasn’t Easy)A climate economist overhauls his own leaky, 200-year-old co-op.
  12. parks and recreation
    I Tackled My Climate Anxiety by Becoming a Parks Department Super StewardOne weed at a time.
  13. engineering
    Collapsed Surfside Towers Actually Broke Building Code From the Very Beginning“Flawed from day one,” reads the Miami Herald report.
  14. department of education
    The Green New Deal for Public Schools Goes Way Beyond ClassroomsIncluding fruit trees, solar panels, lead-free pipes, and community-resiliency centers.
  15. climate change
    Subway Flooding Is Here to StayDuring intense rainfall in the city, water can end up just about anywhere.
  16. miami building collapse
    Why Did the Surfside Condo Towers Collapse? Here Are All the Theories.The best guesses about what brought down the building.
  17. maga in miami
    In Sinking Miami, the GOP Tries to Admit It Has a Climate ProblemThe MAGA base remains unconvinced.
  18. power
    Can Millions of New Ford F-150 Trucks Become a Clean-Energy Storage Grid?When there’s a big battery in every garage, solar power can flow all night.
  19. climate change
    The Straightforward Way to Make California’s Wildfires Less DeadlyState senator Henry Stern proposes a simple plan: Don’t build houses where they’ll burn.
  20. our climate
    Is This Concrete’s Breakthrough Moment?New technology could turn it from a climate problem into part of the climate solution.
  21. our climate
    What If New York Stopped Knocking Down Buildings?A vast amount of captured carbon would stay where it is.
  22. cityscape
    New York’s First Climate Adaptation Battle Is HereThe city wants to bury East River Park to save it.
  23. developments
    Climate-Change-Related Lawsuit Nixes Huge California DevelopmentNot in my backyard, says Planet Earth, backed by a judge.
  24. perseverance
    Landing a Rover on Mars Proves We Have the Smarts to Fix EarthIf we can master interplanetary, zero-emission transportation, are high-speed trains and EVs really too hard?
  25. climate change
    Biden’s Climate Team Is a Bigger Deal for Cities Than Any Cabinet AppointmentA little help for mayors who said they could reduce emissions themselves.
  26. street view
    ‘You’re Walking Backwards’: The $6 Billion Venice Floodgates May Not Be EnoughProposed decades ago, they were not built for the coming sea rise.
  27. climate change
    California’s Gas-Car Ban Could Go Nationwide — But Still Doesn’t Go Far EnoughIt’ll take more leverage than even one huge state can apply, and it has to happen much faster than 2035.
  28. whut
    Trump Keeps Talking About ‘Tiny Windows,’ And No One Knows What He MeansMake fenestration great again?