N.Y. panel unveils recommendations for adapting to climate change

New York should expand the types of policies sold by private insurers, strengthen electrical and natural gas systems, and revert part of its industrial shoreline to oyster beds to help mitigate weather-related damage, according to draft recommendations by a commission formed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "Research, practice, thought, conversation, debate and hard experience with disasters around the world ... form the bedrock of the recommendations in this preliminary report; many of which we can implement immediately, and all of which would ultimately save dollars and even lives," said Judith Rodin, the commission's co-chairwoman.

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