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King Tides, a Window to Future Sea Level Rise

In late October, there was a little photo op, an NYC runway show for climate change, so to speak.  People were asked to go out and take a picture of the unusually high “king tide” which was about one foot … Continue reading

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King Tides and Sea Level Rise (and beachcombing!)

Some of the highest tides of the year are coming in the next two days, and an event is being organized to raise awareness of sea level rise.  Kate Boicourt at the New York / New Jersey Harbor Estuary Program … Continue reading

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Pathogen Forecast for the Latest Hudson Sewage Spill

There was another sewage spill in the Hudson, from a broken sewage pipe at Ossining, New York.  Fortunately, this time the volume was about one hundred times less than the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant spill back in July.  Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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Where Is The Sewage Spill Plume Going?

Linked below is today’s updated sewage plume hindcast/forecast video based on the Stevens Institute of Technology NYHOPS ocean model and created using NOAA’s GNOME particle tracking tool.  The simulation runs from 5:15 PM, Wednesday July 20th to 12:00 AM, Saturday … Continue reading

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Surf Temperatures Rising in Time for the Weekend

As our summertime weather turns spectacular in time for the weekend, the beach is getting pretty tempting.  While the past two days have seen a dropoff in water temperatures along Long Island, the good news is that they are back … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay Restoration for JFK Airport Expansion?

Would you consider a trade-off of JFK Airport expansion for billions of dollars in funding to improve the environment of Jamaica Bay and surrounding neighborhoods? What is the expansion of JFK Airport worth to New York City, State, and the … Continue reading

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Can NYC Beaches get Swallowed by the Sea in a Storm?

There’s some recent alarming news yet simultaneously comforting news for those in the New York City region concerned about coastal flooding.  On one hand, two geologists have assembled a 2000-year record of hurricane storm surges that washed over the area’s … Continue reading

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