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Is Climate Change Pushing Tornadoes Toward The Tri-State Area?

Thursday, April 22, 2021

WNYC
Two counties in New York and one in New Jersey already fall into the top five riskiest counties in the country for tornado weather, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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New York City Will Restart Curbside Composting, But Critics Say It's A Missed Opportunity For More

Thursday, April 22, 2021

City officials say they're determining how best to expand composting in the future.

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NYC Vaccine Campaigns Try To Pivot Following Johnson & Johnson Pause

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

WNYC
The pause is now having ripple effects in how some get the shot.

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Breaking News Consumer's Handbook: Vaccine Edition

Friday, April 16, 2021

We examine the fuzzy math and misleading language that can cloud media coverage of vaccines. 

Can Brooklyn Heat Its Homes Without A New Natural Gas Pipeline?

Friday, April 16, 2021

WNYC
Could a dense borough ever pivot away from natural gas as a heat source? Energy experts and advocates say yes. Here's what it would take.

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They Got Vaccinated. Then They Got COVID. Here's Why That Happens.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

WNYC
WNYC's health and science editor breaks down how often so-called "breakthrough infections" might happen with the COVID vaccines and who is more likely to experience one.

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Despite Working In Hotspots, Correctional Officers Fall Behind In COVID-19 Vaccination Rate

Monday, April 12, 2021

Staff at New York jails and prisons are taking the COVID-19 vaccines at a lower rate than similar front-line workers, raising concerns among health experts.

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Andrew Yang Wants NYC To Ride The Bitcoin Wave. That’d Be Terrible For Climate Change

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

WNYC
Bitcoin is on pace to consume about as much electricity this year as all the homes in the mid-Atlantic states. Most of this energy comes from non-renewable sources.

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How NYC Is Keeping Tabs On COVID Variants

Friday, April 02, 2021

WNYC
WNYC takes a tour through the city laboratories that are tracking these mutants as they spread.

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City's Vaccine Campaign For Homeless Makes Modest Progress Despite Early Barriers

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

New York City has vaccinated several thousand of its homeless residents.

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COVID-19 Wiped Out Their Smell. Now, Their Favorite Foods Seem Rancid

Monday, March 22, 2021

WNYC
New Yorkers have to navigate a wide range of smells on a daily basis. But for some who've had COVID-19, the city now smells very strange.

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The Gulf Stream Is Weakening, Foretelling Stronger Storms For NY And NJ

Friday, March 19, 2021

WNYC
This Gulf Stream system is at its weakest point in over 1,000 years

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Study: NY Children With COVID-19 Recorded Higher Than Normal Kidney Injuries

Monday, March 15, 2021

WNYC
A new report from Northwell Health, the state’s largest health system, spots a worrying complication for kids with COVID-19. Here’s what parents need to know. 

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The New York Variant Is More Infectious. Can The COVID-19 Vaccines Stop It?

Thursday, March 11, 2021

WNYC
The city's vaccination campaign is locked in a race against the coronavirus variants, so what does that mean for reopening? 

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How COVID-19 Overwhelmed NJ’s Tightly-Packed Latino Cities

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Deaths overall jumped by 34% in 2020 but for Hispanics, they nearly doubled, state data show.

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COVID-19 Is Killing Young Latino Men In N.J. At Disproportionate Rates

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

In New Jersey, Latino men comprise nearly half the deaths of all young adults between the ages of 18-49.

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HBO's ‘Covid Diaries NYC’ Allows Young Adults To Share Their Pandemic Experience

Tuesday, March 09, 2021

WNYC
Five young filmmakers, ages 17-21, give viewers their perspective of living during the height of the pandemic in New York City. 

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Homebound Seniors And Their Families Are More Than Ready For City's In-Home Vaccination Program

Thursday, March 04, 2021

WNYC
City health officials hope to roll out the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to homebound seniors through an in-home delivery program this month.

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Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson Vaccines To Split Appointment Slots At Yankee Stadium

Thursday, March 04, 2021

WNYC
The COVID-19 vaccine hub at Yankee Stadium will start operating 24/7 this week, but the time of day will dictate which drug a person receives. 

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The First Month Of New York’s Pandemic, Revisited

Monday, March 01, 2021

WNYC
One year into New York's COVID-19 pandemic, we take a look back at what happened in March 2020.

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