But as you look around, your gaze falls on a newspaper on the coffee table. The headline reads “Worldwide crop failures in 2049: How will we eat?” You hear the radio announcer talking about eco-terrorists, the hijacking of supermarket trucks, extreme weather and poor air quality. Flip through a ledger

By 2050, projections suggest that 2/3 of the world’s population will be residing in cities, a statistic that affirms the need to convert urban landscapes to sustainable, healthy, and environmentally prosperous environments. “Is future urbanization going to be a good thing or a bad thing?” asks filmmaker Oscar Boyson. “If

A CUNY report suggests that some 500,000 people could leave Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. One month after the hurricane, 80% of the island remains without power, approximately 1/4 of its residents lack access to clean drinking water, and access to medical care is severely curtailed.

By 2050, experts predict the global need for fresh water will increase more than 40%, as 1/4 of the world’s 9.7 billion people reside in regions experiencing “chronic or recurrent” lack of clean water. Malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea and heat stress could cause 250,000 additional deaths annually. 75% of the world