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Earth as Art at the Heckscher Musuem

Our planet has inspired artists even before the Lascaux cave paintings were made over 20,000 years ago, inspiring those to draw celestial lines between the stars to create constellations to the 20th century earthwork sculpture “Spiral Jetty” in Utah by American sculptor Robert Smithson. A new art show, Earth Muse: Art and the Environment, is exhibiting

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Manufacturing Islands to cope with Rising Sea-levels by City-Tech blogger Dave Persaud

As sea levels rise more and more, it’s becoming crucial for us to find a way to cope with this change. One nonprofit company, Seasteading Institute aims to help us cope with this issue by building islands to form a city in the South Pacific. This plan will allow us to live on these islands

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Climate Change City by City: Norwalk, Connecticut

CITY BY CITY: NORWALK, CT Connecticut towns along Long Island Sound are actively working to protect their coastal zones, warding off deleterious effects of climate change, especially from rising sea levels. Of great concern is the drowning of the salt marshes that protect Connecticut’s coastal towns. Connecticut is the first coastal state to study in

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Trying to Save the Coral Reefs by City-Tech Blogger Dave

The article that I have found this week is about how ocean scientists will test 50 coral reefs around the world and test ways to limit damage from climate change, pollution and over fishing. They say record breaking heat, pollution and over-fishing threaten to wipe out 90 percent of all reefs by 2050. Last year

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The Positive Effects of Hurricanes by CityTech Blogger Matthew Williams

When a hurricane is approaching, most people are only worried about getting prepared for the storm itself. Not many people think about how hurricanes can positively impact the environment. Some of the positive effects include more rainfall, seed dispersal, and habitat modification.  The heavy rainfall of a hurricane can be hazardous, but can also help

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