Could a living wall of oysters protect New York City against rising sea levels?
CNA: New York City authorities are building a living reef housing a billion oysters on the south shore of Staten Island.
NEW YORK: A decade after Hurricane Sandy descended on the east coast of the US, pummelling New York City with the worst storm it faced in centuries, the state has turned to innovative solutions to protect itself from climate change.
Authorities have embarked on an innovative project to build a living reef, instead of a concrete sea wall.
Situated on the south shore of Staten Island, the Living Breakwaters project involves collecting shells from dozens of restaurants in the city, and transferring them to the beds where new, living oysters can take root. Read More >>