Herculean task ahead to shield New York from rising waters

New York is bracing for the rising sea levels that climate change will bring, and preparations have already begun—but the long-term costs of adapting to a warmer, wetter world are expected to be astronomical.

Scores protest against new Amazon HQ in Queens, NY

Around 100 people on Wednesday protested against Amazon's impending arrival in New York's borough of Queens, condemning $3 billion in tax breaks and incentives, and worried ordinary families will be pushed out by gentrification.

Facing climate change, cities trade sea walls for parks

To protect itself from a devastating flood, Boston was considering building a massive sea wall, cutting north to south through nearly four miles of Boston Harbor, taking $11 billion and at least 30 years to build. But a new ...

Amazon considers New York, Virginia amid reports of HQ split

After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the communities it ultimately selects.

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