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Three Ways to Build Back Smarter After Hurricane Ian

The expansive climate, health-care and tax bill signed into law by President Biden earlier this year will includes a $2.6 billion investment into coastal communities over five years to help them prepare and respond to climate disasters, in part emphasizing…

The Optimistic Art of Mary Mattingly

The idea of socially engaged art that doubles as a public works project flourished in the 1970s, a period of nihilism and malaise caused by inflation, environmental depredation and a loss of confidence in political leadership. Mattingly’s artistic forebears include…

Newton Harrison, a Founder of the Eco-Art Movement, Dies at 89

Newton Harrison, who with his wife, Helen Mayer Harrison, was a founder of the eco-art movement, creating work that married science, cartography, biology, urban planning, agriculture and other disciplines, died on Sept. 4 at his home in Santa Cruz, Calif….

A Key to Controlling Emissions: More Buildings in a City’s Unused Spaces

This article is part of Climate Solutions, a special report on efforts to make a difference, coinciding with The New York Times Climate Forward conference and Climate Week NYC. Just south of the River Thames in the heart of London,…

Climate Change Is Ravaging the Colorado River. There’s a Model to Avert the Worst.

YAKIMA, Wash. — The water managers of the Yakima River basin in arid Central Washington know what it’s like to fight over water, just like their counterparts along the Colorado River are fighting now. They know what it’s like to…

Así lucha el gobierno de Singapur contra el calor y la humedad

SINGAPUR — La temperatura había llegado a 30 grados Celsius y seguía en ascenso. La humedad era del 75 por ciento. El sol deslumbraba desde los edificios altos. Catorce voluntarios, seis climatólogos y un carrito biometeorológico llamado Smarty se aprestaban…

Extreme Weather Is Soaking New York City. Community Gardens Can Help.

The wooden shed in a community garden in northern Manhattan is not just for storing rakes, hoes and shovels. It is also playing a small part in fortifying New York City against the devastating storms that have flooded its streets…

Climate-Change Risks Get the Attention of Real Estate Investors

Efforts to capture some of that science and turn it into actionable data are growing. Over the past few years, for-profit services like Moody’s ESG Solutions and Archipelago and nonprofit research groups like First Street Foundation and Rhodium have evolved…

Will the Jamaica Bay Restoration Project Save New York From Rising Seas?

But that’s not completely true. Mr. Riepe, who nowadays is best known for the bird walks and shoreline cleanups that he leads, fully expects that in 25 or 30 years, sea level rise will make his home and many others…

Turning Cities Into Sponges to Save Lives and Property

Imagine a sponge. Swipe it over a wet surface and it will draw up water; squeeze it and the water will trickle out. Now imagine a city made of sponges, or spongelike surfaces, able to soak up rainwater, overflowing rivers…

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