Author Archives: SeaAndSkyNY

Jamaica Bay Restoration: Anything is Possible if You’re Strategic

[This is a guest post from Charles “Si” Simenstad, Research Professor; Wetland Ecosystem Team, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington, in response to the question posed in a prior post, “What specific actions would you propose, if … Continue reading

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Rising Waters and Coastal Floods: Living with Sea Level Rise in NYC, Part 2/2

[This is the second of a pair of guest blog posts from Dr. Vivien Gornitz, a geologist and special research scientist with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research.  The first post … Continue reading

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Fleet Week’s Parade of Ships on the Hudson

This week is Fleet Week in New York City, and my colleague Alex Sedunov captured hundreds of photos of the march of military vessels up the Hudson yesterday. The weather was crisp, warm and clear, making for a wonderful welcome … Continue reading

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Rising Waters and Coastal Floods: Living with Sea Level Rise in NYC, Part 1/2

[This is the first of a pair of guest blog posts from Dr. Vivien Gornitz, a geologist and special research scientist with the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and Columbia University Center for Climate Systems Research.  The first post … Continue reading

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The Hudson’s Supermoon Spring Tides and Freshet

In the off-chance that you haven’t heard about the supermoon – it’s the name someone came up with for the time that occurs every few decades when the moon is at the closest point of its elliptical orbit around Earth, … Continue reading

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Fish found a solution to PCB pollution

Fish found a solution To G.E.’s grand pollution: To P.C.B.s They say, “Yes, please!” It’s modern evolution. – Kat Allen Read or hear the NPR story here: And the peer-reviewed scientific article is in the journal Science, here. [This is … Continue reading

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The scientific significance of the only hurricane ever to directly hit NYC

This is a guest post from Bruce Parker, Visiting Professor, Center for Maritime Systems, Stevens Institute of Technology, and author of the recent book The Power of the Sea – Tsunamis, Storm Surges, Rogue Waves, and Our Quest to Predict … Continue reading

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