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New York City Could Look Like New Orleans, Due to Flood Protection

Yesterday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed a $19.5 billion plan to protect his home town against future sea level rise and other effects of climate change such as heat waves. The big focus, however, is preventing death and damage from another Hurricane Sandy. The report, “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” prescribes 250 [...]

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Post-Sandy New York Aims to Rethink Infrastructure, Not Just Rebuild It

As New York, New Jersey and the rest of the northeastern U.S. come to grips with Hurricane Sandy’s impact, some leaders there are realizing that two debilitating hurricanes in as many years there are a sign that infrastructure there needs rethought, not just rebuilt. Postmortem assessments of Sandy’s impact should include a “fundamental rethinking of [...]

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New Orleans Finally Gets a Hurricane Protection Plan

Hurricane Katrina battered New Orleans in 2005 and little has been done since then to improve long-term storm protection for the city and surrounding delta. The wait may finally be over. After years of fighting over competing plans between state and federal agencies, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, cities and parishes (counties), a grand [...]

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