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Al Roker takes us back to “The Storm of the Century”
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Al Roker takes us back to “The Storm of the Century”

Premiered: April 15, 2019

With hurricane season fast approaching, AccuWeather has the forecast for this coming summer. The Today Show’s Al Roker takes us back to a hurricane of epic proportions with “The Storm of the Century,” and weighs in on what climate change ...

How feasible is it to “climate-proof” lower Manhattan?
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How feasible is it to “climate-proof” lower Manhattan?

Premiered: March 20, 2019

Climate study show that by 2050, 37% of lower Manhattan will be at risk of storm surge. By 2100, it'll increase to 50% of the area. To fortify one of the financial capitals of the world, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to "climate-proof lower ...

New research shows New York’s views on climate change
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New research shows New York’s views on climate change

Premiered: March 6, 2019

A new study from the Nature Conservancy shows that New Yorkers' opinions towards climate change are more unified across political leanings, gender, urban/rural communities and income brackets. MetroFocus speaks to Bill Ulfelder from The Nature ...

The Green New Deal: NY Gov. Cuomo’s climate agenda
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The Green New Deal: NY Gov. Cuomo’s climate agenda

Premiered: January 28, 2019

Governor Cuomo of New York announced his proposals for the Green New Deal, including having the state become 100% reliant on green energy by 2040. As more people come to recognize the reality and importance of climate change, New Yorkers may see ...

Why do we need Menhaden fish in Manhattan waters?
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Why do we need Menhaden fish in Manhattan waters?

Premiered: January 9, 2019

Being a small fish doesn't mean you don't have a big impact. One of the most important species in the ocean’s food chain is in danger of being overfished. MetroFocus speaks to Carl Lobue. Senior Marine Scientist from the Nature Conservancy about ...

Filmmakers become firefighters in making of “Wildland”
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Filmmakers become firefighters in making of “Wildland”

Premiered: October 31, 2018

Filmmaker Alex Jablonski and his crew aren't just documenting the wildfires out on the West Coast, they're fighting the fires, too. The film crew joined a rookie team of wildfire fighters, each member having their own reasons for coming out to ...

Old Tappan Zee bridge finds new life underwater
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Old Tappan Zee bridge finds new life underwater

Premiered: August 29, 2018

After its long life serving the commuters of New York, the old Tappan Zee is going underwater, where it will serve the marine life from the south shore of Long Island reef. Our partners at MetroFocus talk to Bill Ulfelder, executive director of ...

Stuytown goes green with a fresh coat of white
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Stuytown goes green with a fresh coat of white

Premiered: August 9, 2018

One of the largest residential communities in Manhattan, Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village is going green with a simple coat of white. White rooftops can help to not only cool down the city, but it's the perfect spot to house the nearly 10,000 ...

Should New York Bury the Gowanus Canal?
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Should New York Bury the Gowanus Canal?

Premiered: August 1, 2018

Currently, the Gowanus Expressway is producing over 55,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions into the residential neighborhoods. A plan has been proposed to relieve traffic and air pollution by making the Gowanus Canal an underground tunnel. Is this a ...