New York City is called a “concrete jungle” for good reason. Thanks to our Nature in the City class, I now know the true ecological diversity to be found away from the blaring car horns and smelly sidewalk garbage.
Does the return of humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) to the New York region mean our waters are improving? Find out in our monthly “Your Environment” podcast, in partnership with Mid-Hudson News.
To prevent the discharge of untreated sewage during storm events, municipalities face enormous costs to repair and upgrade water systems. Investments in green stormwater infrastructure offer the promise of meeting regulatory requirements for clean water while enhancing urban sustainability and resilience.
Can park access be increased while still protecting resources? Time for a deeper look into the sometimes-conflicting values of human benefits, public access, and resource protection.
For any given property, there are more stakeholders than just the landowner. The latter should not be allowed to deny the former the right to nature’s benefits.
Faced with the proposed mergers of agribusiness giants, regulators must decide whether an even smaller number of companies will have an even more powerful hold on the future of food and agriculture.