NEW YORK — Jamaica Bay, the city’s largest wetland and open space, could be critical to the ongoing sustainability of the metropolis. The Bay’s marshes help to break waves from major storms and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The Bay is also a refuge for hundreds of local and migratory species. While the Bay […]
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning unveiled a long-awaited federal Hurricane Sandy Recovery Task Force Report that warns of the need to rebuild in anticipation of future storms. Watch video of their press conference. The Associated Press reported earlier this morning that the task force report […]
A new top-tier resilience research center is being opened in New York. The Science & Resilience Institute will be located at Jamaica Bay, Queens and will focus on promoting understanding of resilience in the urban ecosystem and nearby communities, according to the Department of the Interior. The institute is part of a cooperative agreement between […]
MSNBC's Morning Joe" segment aired a six-minute interview Aug. 5 on the Rockefeller Foundation's $100 million 100 Resilient Cities initative with foundation President Judith Rodin and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu.
Our news partner Gotham Gazette reports that questions about how best to prepare for future extreme weather is affecting a much-contested City Council race in southern Brooklyn. Reporter Latima Stephens writes that candidates for the flood-prone areas of Brighton Beach, Midwood, Sheeepshead Bay and Gerritsen Beach, called the issue a priority but lacked specific plans. The […]