Rosemary Misdary

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Migratory waterbirds love New York Harbor islands, but humans are forcing them out

Friday, July 07, 2023

Gothamist joined a research tour of the harbor’s avian breeding grounds, which are threatened by climate change and urban predators.


As NYC ban on dirty fuel looms, building owners struggle with pivot to clean heating

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

NYC is phasing out fuel oil in buildings, but many holdouts say switching to cleaner heating alternatives comes with red tape.


Electric vehicles make up 1% of NYC cars. Will an EPA emissions crackdown spark a boom?

Thursday, April 20, 2023

A federal proposal could make electric vehicles account for two-thirds of new cars by 2032, but NYC will have to get creative in order to build chargers and encourage purchases.


Should NYC compost its tons of dog poop? One neighborhood is trying it.

Tuesday, March 07, 2023

In Battery Park City, dog owners have already composted nearly 5,700 pounds of pet feces since 2019 to help grow plants on roadside medians. That’s just over half a ton a year.


Bald eagles are returning to New Jersey

Monday, January 30, 2023

Their numbers have risen to 250 nesting pairs, according to the NJ Bald Eagle Project Report.


New York Harbor School charts expansion as it teaches next generation of ocean stewards

Monday, January 16, 2023

Now in its 20th year of operation, the Harbor School prepares teenagers for green and sustainable jobs in the maritime sector – from scientific research to underwater welding.


Why does red wine stain your teeth? Here's the science behind your discolored smile.

Monday, December 26, 2022

Wine teeth can be easily prevented if you plan ahead.


Why coyotes aren't leaving New York City anytime soon

Thursday, December 22, 2022

According to Gotham Coyote Project, the furry canids are adapting to human food, changing their family habits and swimming through the East River.


Uncertainty for NYC's 'Most Important' Climate Law

Monday, November 21, 2022

The future of a major NYC climate law meant to cap carbon pollution from buildings.

How Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery plans to stop watery graves...due to flooding

Monday, October 31, 2022

NYC releases a $2-million plan to alleviate sewer backups that flood the National Historic Landmark during heavy downpours, which are becoming more common.


A decade after Sandy, hurricane flood maps reveal New York's climate future

Saturday, October 29, 2022

National Hurricane Center data for New York City shows development happening in at-risk areas, even as climate change brings more frequent and intense storms.


Now and then: A photojournalist reviews how Hurricane Sandy transformed New York City

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

For the communities that lost homes, neighbors, and loved ones, it has been a long decade of recovery and rebuilding.


‘Hard to walk away:’ What Staten Island’s retreat from flood zones can teach NYC homeowners

Thursday, October 13, 2022

After Sandy, more than 500 Staten Islanders took state buyouts rather than stay and rebuild. Their stories carry lessons for city homeowners still threatened by rising sea levels.


A decade after Sandy, volunteer historians restore a Queens neighborhood's lost memories

Thursday, October 06, 2022

The Breezy Point Historical Society was created from the storm’s wreckage to preserve photos, newspapers, and even a long-lost film of Jackie Robinson.

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To confront rising sea levels, an NYC artist invites you to stand in the East River for 12 hours

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Artist Sarah Cameron Sunde concludes her nine-year project to stand in water on six continents and allow the high tide to slowly engulf her.


NYC’s largest power plant wants to go 100% renewable

Thursday, September 01, 2022

Last month, Rise, Light & Power — the current owner of Ravenswood Generating Station — announced a proposal to transition the 2,480-megawatt energy center to 100% renewable energy.


NY deploys labs on wheels to measure air pollution block by block

Friday, August 19, 2022

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has deployed an air monitoring program that uses retrofitted cars to spit out pollution data in real time.


Why crucial climate bills have stalled in liberal New York despite the deepening crisis

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

In candid conversations, a dozen Democrat legislators gave reasons for why some measures are stuck.


Future storms will put parts of NYC underwater, endangering hundreds of thousands

Thursday, July 28, 2022

National Hurricane Center data show that areas in New York City where public housing exists are at risk as climate change brings more frequent and intense storms.


New NYC storm surge map shows how climate change threatens affordable housing, upscale waterfront

Thursday, July 28, 2022

East Harlem continues to repair damage from Hurricane Sandy, as the Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront builds large high-rises in a flood zone where permanent retreat could be necessary.