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Buildings are viewed from South Street Seaport, an area of lower Manhattan that was severely flooded during Hurricane Sandy on March 31, 2014 (Credit: Spencer Platt
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White House Taking New UN Report As Call For Action On Global Warming

According to the head of the UN panel, the world needs to cut pollution from heat-trapping gases, or the already-noticeable harms from global warming could spiral “out of control.”

03/31/2014

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change Michael Bloomberg speak to the press, Feb. 21, 2014. (credit: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe via un.org)

Former Mayor Bloomberg Visits UN In New Role As Climate Change Special Envoy

The U.N. chief said he was counting on Bloomberg’s “dedicated and visionary leadership” to help countries around the world address the climate change phenomenon.

02/21/2014

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Research Center To Focus On Ecosystem, Climate Change Around Jamaica Bay

Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined federal officials Monday to announce plans for a new research center focusing on the ecosystem around Jamaica Bay.

08/12/2013

A flooded street in Lower Manhattan following superstorm Sandy - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Proposes Levees, Removable Walls In Plan To Protect NYC

As part of the plan, removable flood walls would be set up for much of lower Manhattan as well as a 15-to-20-foot levee to guard part of Staten Island and a system of gates and levees to protect a Brooklyn creek.

06/11/2013

A home in the Oakwood Beach section of Staten Island damaged by superstorm Sandy - Feb. 5, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Gov Cuomo Offers New Yorkers Affected By Sandy Chance To Relocate As Weather Concerns Persist

Governor Andrew Cuomo has offered some New York residents who were affected by Sandy money to relocate.

04/27/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg - Jan. 22, 2013 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg Announces Mayors’ Summit To Fight Climate Change

A summit of city mayors will convene in February of next year in Johannesburg, to discuss ways to fight global climate change.

03/12/2013

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Superstorm Sandy Could Mean Especially Bad Allergy Season

Spring begins a week from tomorrow, which means allergy season is fast approaching.

03/12/2013

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New Jersey Company Uses Tyvek To Create ‘Vegan’ Footwear

In this age when we are struggling with climate change and other environmental issues, people are looking for products that are eco-friendly.

10/10/2012

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Sea Levels Rising Along East Coast

There is a new phenomenon occurring, and climate change is suspected to be behind it, reported WCBS 880′s Jim Smith.

06/25/2012

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Study: Gassy Dinosaurs Contributed To Global Warming

The next time you go to see the dinosaurs at the American Museum of Natural History, just be glad you can’t smell ‘em. A new study suggests that dinosaurs may have helped keep an already overheated world warmer with their flatulence and burps 200 million years ago.

05/08/2012

Jones Beach Boardwalk - Mar 13, 2012 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Warm Weather Means The Beach On Long Island… In March

Though the day got off to a bit of a damp start, it sure wasn’t a chilly one.

03/13/2012

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Mild Winter Means Early Allergies In New Jersey

Pollen counters are getting an early start at Dr. Leonard Bielory’s office in Springfield. “March 10 has usually been our regular. February 22, 23, and 24 are not the normal times,” he said.

02/24/2012

Crews work on fixing power lines in Danbury, Connecticut (credit: CBS 2)

Confusion Abounds Over Outages In Storm-Struck Connecticut

For the fourth day in a row, many places in the state are still awaiting good news as electric companies continue to assess the situation.

11/02/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Lawmakers Vote To Remain In Regional Cap And Trade Pact

Two bills aimed at keeping New Jersey in a regional greenhouse gas reduction pact received final approval from the Legislature, but the fate of the state’s participation was no closer to being resolved.

06/30/2011

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - May 26, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Bill To Keep NJ In Carbon Dioxide-Capping Pact Goes Before Committee

The state Senate’s Environment and Energy Committee will consider legislation Monday to force Gov. Chris Christie to stay in a multistate pact to reduce greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

06/20/2011

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