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

Two Years After Sandy, Is New York More Climate Safe?
Health & Environment / Local News

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
Health & Environment

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

Health & Environment / Tech & Innovation

Science Just Brought Us One Step Closer to Speaking With Dolphins

By Marguerite Ward, PolicyMic On April 1, humans learned that they had made their first successful communication with dolphins. Despite its peculiar timing, this scientific breakthrough is no joke. Researchers testing a human-to-dolphin translator reported that last August, they had their first effective verbal interaction with the species after a bottlenose dolphin pointed out a piece of … Continue reading