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Familiar face to Gowanus watchers to helm DEP

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront on December 8, 2009 at 7:49 pm

While the mayor introduced the city to the new head of the city’s Department of Environmental Protection this week, Caswell F. Holloway IV has been a familiar face to those concerned about the future of the Gowanus Canal for several months. Read the rest of this entry »

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"No Discharge Zone" Designation for the South Shore Estuary

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on November 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Pete Grannis today hailed the federal approval of a measure that will significantly improve water quality in the South Shore Estuary. Read the rest of this entry »

Navy and city may have to pay for Gowanus cleaning

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Working Waterfront on November 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm

The United States Navy and the City of New York could be the latest entities footing the bill for the clean-up of the fetid Gowanus Canal, this paper has learned. Read the rest of this entry »

Biologists fight erosion in Jamaica Bay

In Brooklyn, Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Queens on October 13, 2009 at 5:04 pm

The whipping winds of Jamaica Bay sway the chest-high grasses of Elder’s Point East, a salt marsh island full of marine life. Read the rest of this entry »

Experimental Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast Bulletin For Lake Erie

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on September 19, 2009 at 6:16 pm

 Predicting harmful algal blooms, or HABs, in the Great Lakes is now a reality as NOAA announces an experimental HAB forecast system in Lake Erie. HABs produce toxins that may pose a significant risk to human and animal health through water recreation and may form scum that are unsightly and odorous to beach visitors, Read the rest of this entry »

Broad Ocean Conservation Goals Pose Significant New Challenges

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront on September 19, 2009 at 5:42 pm

A comprehensive new ocean management plan proposed yesterday by the Obama administration aims to make sweeping changes in federal management and set ocean conservation as a top national priority. Read the rest of this entry »

New York State Energy Planners Briefed by Atlantic Sea Island Group on the Benefits of an LNG Transfer Station Far Off Shore But Close to Demand

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on September 19, 2009 at 5:22 pm

As part of a comprehensive schedule of hearings conducted by the State of New York to determine its strategic energy plans, Read the rest of this entry »

Rising Sea Levels Putting New York City at Risk

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on September 11, 2009 at 10:04 pm

When major ice sheets thaw, they release enough fresh water to disrupt ocean currents world-wide and make the planet wobble with the uneven weight of so much meltwater on the move. Studying these effects more closely, scientists are discovering local variations in rising sea levels — and some signs pointing to higher seas around metropolitan New York. Read the rest of this entry »

New York City Girds Itself for Heat and Rising Seas

In Dive In, Natural Waterfront, Region on September 11, 2009 at 9:40 pm

By the end of the century, New York’s climate could resemble that of present-day Raleigh, North Carolina and its harbor could easily rise by two feet or more. Faced with this prospect, the city is among the first urban centers to begin changing the way it builds its infrastructure — and the way it thinks about its future. Read the rest of this entry »

A Wooded Prairie Springs From a Site Once Piled High With Garbage

In Brooklyn, Go Coastal, Natural Waterfront, Public Waterfront on September 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

 South of the Belt Parkway near Exit 15 in Brooklyn, approaching Kennedy International Airport, an unassuming hill slopes upward, dotted with small, scraggly trees and bushes. Read the rest of this entry »