Summer’s Subway Floods Have Cities Questioning Preparedness

Summer’s Subway Floods Have Cities Questioning Preparedness

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Hurricanes have been posing increasing threats to infrastructure in East Coast cities, hitting subways particularly hard. Last month’s Hurricane Ida flooded New York City’s subway tunnels, shut down Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor, and washed out a commuter line in Philadelphia. These extreme weather events and their effects are prompting city […]

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One Cool Thing: Climate Week NYC

One Cool Thing: Climate Week NYC

This week is Climate Week NYC, an annual event hosted by The Climate Group and the United Nations, in partnership with the COP26 and the City of New York. For one week, from September 20-26, experts will be hosting panels and conversations about all things climate, and you can follow along at home via Facebook […]

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Ida Impacts Continue from Louisiana to NYC

Ida Impacts Continue from Louisiana to NYC

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, energy company Entergy can’t say when New Orleans residents will get power back. In addition to the direct health harms that can come from losing AC when the heat index is over 100, the lack of power has also made it harder to […]

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New Offshore Wind Facility Approved By New York

New Offshore Wind Facility Approved By New York

New York state selected Norwegian energy giant Equinor to build and supply clean energy from two offshore wind facilities in one of the largest renewable energy deals ever in the United States, according to Reuters.

Why This Matters:  Offshore wind projects are a highly anticipated source of clean, renewable energy — but have been hard to get off the ground so far.

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New York’s Indian Point 2 Closes, Will the State Lead the Transition Away from Nuclear?

New York’s Indian Point 2 Closes, Will the State Lead the Transition Away from Nuclear?

Though it was a contested decision, late last week Indian Point’s Unit 2 nuclear reactor permanently shut down after nearly 46 years generating electricity for Westchester County and New York City. Since New York state receives 32% of its energy from nuclear the move to decommission the reactor in the midst of the pandemic was […]

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Coronavirus: Tests Are Needed for Better Data, But Where Are They?

Coronavirus: Tests Are Needed for Better Data, But Where Are They?

Yesterday, New York and New Jersey–the epicenters of the U.S. COVID-19 breakout–made more bleak headlines even as other evidence showed that the virus’ impact was beginning to slow. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo explained that the curve is flattening as state rates of hospitalization have continued to decrease. Governors and mayors are struggling to […]

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