How many calories should you eat in a day? Well, the answer might surprise you…
Health & Environment

How many calories should you eat in a day? Well, the answer might surprise you…

Calories have long been thought of as one of best ways to keep track of your food intake and maintain or lose weight. But some nutritionists say that common belief isn’t necessarily true. Licensed dietitian and nutritionist Kerri Glassman said that, in general, people should avoid counting calories because it encourages people to focus on the … Continue reading

Worries grow as serious drought hits São Paulo, Brazil
Health & Environment

Worries grow as serious drought hits São Paulo, Brazil

The financial hub of one of the world’s biggest economies is experiencing a water crisis so bad that experts say it could affect investors globally. São Paulo, Brazil, is in the grips of the city’s worst drought in the last half-century. The city’s main water supply—called the Cantareira system—is running on emergency reserves. Normally this … Continue reading

At-Risk Residents Worry Over Climate Safety
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At-Risk Residents Worry Over Climate Safety

Do New Yorkers believe, two years after Superstorm Sandy decimated the area’s coastline, that they’re safer from future storms and devastating floods? The answer – according to 70 residents from around the city who spoke with our reporters and filled out our online survey – seems to be a resounding “no.” Read the full article … Continue reading

Two Years After Sandy, Is New York More Climate Safe?
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Two Years After Sandy, Is New York More Climate Safe?

High-Risk Neighborhoods of Red Hook, Lower East Side Are Focus of Live Coverage, Climate Crowdsourcing By David Gershgorn, Eric Levitz, Derek Scancarelli and Marguerite Ward Gotham Gazette, Sep 30, 2014 #AreYouClimateSafe  Streets and buildings flooded, power out, trains down, lives disrupted and taken. No, we’re not talking about the effects of Superstorm Sandy two years … Continue reading

Ahead of People’s Climate March, Hydrofracking Takes Center Stage
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Ahead of People’s Climate March, Hydrofracking Takes Center Stage

Opponents of hydraulic fracturing demonstrated outside the Plaza Hotel Thursday afternoon. Proponents of hydrofracking say extracting natural gas from New York’s bedrock would help meet the state’s growing energy demands. But safety concerns cloud the issue. CUNY 2015’s Marguerite Ward reports. By Marguerite Ward, Sept. 18, 2014 Continue reading