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Satellite imagery tracks shipping pollution

Satellite Image Shows Tracks of Shipping Pollution
Keith Barry, wired.com

When ships cross bodies of water, they leave behind visible “tracks” of pollution. NASA has been using satellite imagery to collect data on ship tracks, and the results are mildly disturbing.

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Convert NYC into wetlands to hurricane proof the city

A Plan To Hurricane-Proof New York, With A Ring Of Wetlands
By Linda Tischler, fastcodesign.com

A grassy buffer zone around Lower Manhattan might work better than big seawalls—and look better, too.

In the wake of Hur­ri­cane Sandy, there have been a flur­ry of ideas on how to deal with the prospect that storms of such mag­ni­tude may no…

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Eco disaster redistributes tech to those in need

Rogue Hurricane Sandy volunteers are redistributing wealth
By Liat Clark, wired.co.uk

Politics

New York­ers weary of urban inequal­i­ty have taken it upon them­selves to pil­fer equip­ment from lux­u­ry devel­op­ment sites in the after­math of Hur­ri­cane Sandy, and redis­trib­ute it to those in need. The group is oper­at­ing…

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