In October 2012, I began covering local environmental news for Coastal Commons, the online magazine of Going Coastal, Inc. This NYC-based educational nonprofit brings all of the groups that enjoy our urban coastal resources together–boaters, anglers, conservationists, government and nonprofit organizations. My focus tends toward environmental conservation and the potential impacts of climate change on our unique NYC harbor region.
As we saw from Hurricane Sandy, our seashores and coastal areas are in the bull’s-eye of increasingly powerful storms that are fueled by warming oceans. Before Sandy, I participated in a media call with several conservation groups to announce the release of a new study quantifying the risk facing federally-protected national seashores, from Cape Cod south to Cape Canaveral. Just a few weeks later, Sandy proved just how immediate the problems are.
Check out my story, Final Frontiers: Atlantic Seashores at Risk, at Coastal Commons for the full story.