Sarah Laskow

Sarah Laskow is a reporter based in New York City who covers environment, energy, and sustainability issues, among other things.

Baby walrus perfectly safe after superstorm

He was at an aquarium in Coney Island, not exactly best place to weather the storm. The entire place was underwater, and not in the way aquariums usually are.

Oysters could have helped save New York from Sandy

They're basically the coral reefs of the Northeast.

Business & Technology

The Netherlands is getting a glow-in-the-dark highway

This is the Netherlands, which means it’s only a matter of time before they put this technology to work in bike lanes, too.

Leopard seals will eat you, even if you are very, very tiny

Congratulations, leopard seal: you are the scariest seal. Not like competition was stiff or anything.

Cities

Pretty much everyone evacuating Lower Manhattan lives on land we created

Writer Don Rogerson has noticed something interesting about Zone A in Lower Manhattan, an area that's been evacuated.

Climate & Energy

If New York’s carbon emissions were solid, they’d bury the Empire State Building within a day

In this visualization, each blue ball, 33 feet across, represents the metric ton of carbon dioxide gas released by the city every 0.58 seconds.

We could save the Earth from asteroids using paintballs

Asteroid hurtling towards Earth? Just shoot it with paintballs. It's effective, fun, team-building, and would make a good movie.

After three years on the lam, Tampa’s wild monkey is finally captured

For years, the monkey roamed around the city, making enemies, making friends, and always eluding capture. Then, earlier this month, it bit somebody.

Climate & Energy

Planes can’t land in Antarctica because the runway is melting

Australia's supply planes mainly use one runway, carved into the ice, for takeoff and landing.

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