Building an Army of Oysters Around NYC To Mitigate Floods + Erosion

Before commercial harvesting, oyster reefs used to compose more than 220,000 acres of New York’s coastline, acting as a natural flood-mitigation system in addition to increasing marine biodiversity. With these reefs’ destruction, New York is dangerously vulnerable to natural disasters—a threat that (as Hurricane Ida recently showed) is only growing. To protect the city, Billion Oyster Project founded by Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, …

Superstorm Sandy: See + Help

Captivating images and ways you can contribute to relief efforts

As our readers may have noticed from our limited publishing schedule this week, CH HQ has been pulled out of commission by massive power outages in the wake of superstorm Sandy. While our core team has emerged unscathed save for some extended power outage inconveniences, several thousands of people along the East Coast of the US and Canada, and in the Caribbean have been profoundly …