Why Chronic Floods Are Coming to New Jersey – Vox

 

Scientists have directly observed sea level rise since the late 18th century. And as they forecast the next 20, 50, and 100 years, sea level rise will continue to accelerate at an alarming rate. That rise won’t just threaten homeowners on the coast — it will also impact the critical infrastructure that supports many of our largest cities.

Harry Macklowe’s “Tower Fifth” To Become New York City’s Tallest Building – New York YIMBY

 

YIMBY has the latest on Harry Macklowe’s Tower Fifth at 5 East 51st Street in Midtown Manhattan, the future tallest building in New York City by roof height

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Amazing Earth: Satellite Images From 2018 | NASA

Aerosol Earth
Credits: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using GEOS data from the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office at NASA GSFC.
Alaska’s Chukchi Sea
Credits: NASA image by Norman Kuring/NASA’s Ocean Color Web, using Landsat data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Amazing Earth: Satellite Images From 2018

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Disturbing Before-and-After Images Show What Major US Cities Could Look Like in the Year 2100

What the US might look like if the worst climate change predictions come true.

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The Abstract Beauty of One of the World’s Harshest Climates – Atlas Obscura

The desert, as you’ve never seen it before.

When he shoots deserts—which he does primarily in the Moroccan Sahara and Canary Islands—Tombolini explores in a 4×4 and either sets up camp or stays in the nearest village. “GPS is a huge help as once night comes in, the place changes radically and directions that seemed easy during the day are very tricky to find at night,” he says.

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Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years

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Working from a combination of satellite records and declassified submarine sonar data, NASA scientists have constructed a 60-year record of Arctic sea ice thickness.

Right now, Arctic sea ice is the youngest and thinnest its been since we started keeping records. More than 70 percent of… Continue reading “Arctic Sea Ice Is the Thinnest and Youngest It’s Been in 60 Years”

The Queen Threw Some Subtle Shade at Trump

when he came to visit / LGBTQ Nation

The royal family’s disdain for the crass orange blowhard is hardly a secret …The royals – particularly Princes Harry and Charles – are friends with the Obamas. And since the Queen is notoriously fastidious about protocols of state, it was hardly an accident that she wore the “American State Visit brooch” as Trump…

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City Hall Station – New York, New York – Atlas Obscura

A beautiful and abandoned New York subway station from 1904, complete with chandelier.

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20 Spectacular Photos of Cities Celebrating LGBTQ Pride Around the World – Business Insider

Revellers take part in a gay pride parade in Tel Aviv, Israel June 8, 2018.
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In this picture taken Sunday, May 13, 2018, Elias, 24, who goes by the stage name of Melanie Coxxx, applies make-up during Beirut Pride week at his home in Tabarja, Lebanon. 
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The US is far from the only country to recognize Pride. Worldwide, cities aim to highlight issues facing their queer communities through Pride celebrations throughout the year. Here’s how cities around the world have recognized Pride so far in 2018.

Gay and lesbian rights activists perform during the annual Gay Pride parade in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, June 17, 2018. AP
Protected by riot police in Kiev, Ukraine, drag queens in whimsical garb rode on parade floats on June 17.

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People take part in the Pride day parade in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 3, 2018. Reuters
People take part in the Pride day parade in the Queens borough of New York City, New York, U.S., June 3, 2018.
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The Vanishing World of Neon Motel Signs – Atlas Obscura

A photographer has spent decades capturing these symbols of Americana and the open road.

The rise of automobile culture at the end of World War II gave Americans an easy and affordable way to see the country. Subsequently, mom-and-pop motels began appearing to meet the demand created by these new travelers. The motels strove to differentiate themselves with kitschy themes and eye-catching neon signs, which eventually emerged as distinctive images of Americana.

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