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Matthew Schuerman

Editor, WNYC

Matthew Schuerman appears in the following:

New York City Wins Big in Disaster Resiliency, New Jersey Comes in Last

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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HUD's secretary blames New Jersey's "weaker application" for why the state won just $15 million out of $1 billion nationally to fight against floods, fires, drought and other disasters. 

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Feds Give $176M to Extend Manahattan's Flood Walls

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Staving off the next big storm is incremental: A $608 million project to protect Chinatown, the Financial District and the Battery will soon be about half-funded.

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De Blasio To Fight State Budget Cuts 'By Any Means Necessary'

Thursday, January 14, 2016

The mayor and Governor Cuomo are offering diverging views on what the proposed state budget means for New York City.

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A Chestnut Tree Grows in Brooklyn... Again

Thursday, January 14, 2016

For the first time in a century, an American Chestnut tree has reproduced in Brooklyn. It could be the beginning of a comeback. 

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Federal Mediators Side With NJ Transit Unions — Again

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

For the second time in less than a year, White House-appointed mediators have ruled in favor of rail workers in their long-running dispute with NJ Transit.
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A Little Divine Intervention for Brooklyn Bus Riders

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A man says God told him to start a bus service on Utica Avenue. Donations are optional, but the atmosphere is far from secular. 

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NYC Subway System to Get Wi-Fi, Cell Service and Revamped Stations

Friday, January 08, 2016

The governor capped off a week of references to the Erie Canal and the founding fathers by vowing to bring the city's transit system into the 21st century.
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Penn Station's Lesson: If At First You Don't Succeed...

Friday, January 08, 2016

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's promise to overhaul Penn Station is like déjà vu all over again. Will this time be any different? 
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Cuomo Has New Perspective on Javits Center

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Four years after calling for Manhattan's convention center to be demolished, the governor does an about-face.

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What City Life Does to the Country Mouse

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Yes, Charles Darwin, species can evolve significantly over just a few years — especially in cities. 

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Legendary, Sometimes-Functioning Structure Returns to Port Authority Bus Terminal

Friday, December 18, 2015

It's under wraps right now, but the bus terminal's audio kinetic sculpture is almost ready to roll again.
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Bright White Streetlights Giving Bugs the Blues

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New York City is replacing its yellow lamps with LED lights. That's good for carbon emissions, but it could also disrupt the ecological balance in and around cities.

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What the Paris Agreement Means for Big Oil

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Big oil companies stand to lose more than just profits.

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The Inexact Science of Calculating Carbon Footprints

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Several organizations offer online tools to total up your carbon emissions. But they don't all give the same answers. 

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C Train Service: "Relatively Reliable"

Friday, December 11, 2015

The MTA's long-awaited full-line review of the A and C is out. The verdict? There are "opportunities for improvement."
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6 Ways to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint

Friday, December 11, 2015

The typical American is responsible for more than 20 tons of greenhouse gas emissions every year. The U.N. says the global average has to get down to 1.6 tons.

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Senators Say Highway Bill Keeps Gateway 'On the Rails'

Monday, December 07, 2015

The federal transportation bill gives the region several tools to dig a new train tunnel under the Hudson River.
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The Priciest Crossings in the Country Just Got Pricier

Monday, December 07, 2015

Here's the good news for drivers: that was the last of five annual Port Authority toll hikes that took effect Sunday.   
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Amtrak Could Be the Real Winner in the Federal Transportation Bill

Friday, December 04, 2015

Local politicians hailed the bill as "tremendous news" for New Yorkers. But it's the Northeast Corridor that could experience the most transformation.
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A Big Effort To Save Tiny Snails

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Scientists in upstate New York are working to ensure that a single event doesn't wipe out an entire species.

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