A report by the nonprofit Partnership for Policy Integrity says the Taylor Biomass waste gasification plant proposed in the Town of Montgomery will have air pollution limits no better than a heavily polluting garbage incinerator.
The New York Public Interest Research Group has joined regional environmentalists' fight against a planned garbage-gasification plant in Montgomery, about 75 miles north of New York City.
The production of Greek yogurt, the smooth, creamy and protein-packed breakfast food that has made brands like Fage and Chobani household names, creates massive amounts of a toxic by-product called acid whey.
After a two year legal battle, the Bloomberg administration agreed to cut in half its ten-year timeline to remove light fixtures containing toxic PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl ) from more than 750 New York City public schools, many in Brooklyn.
State Senate Democrats and opponents of the controversial natural gas drilling technique known as hydrofracking called on the chamber's Majority Coalition to take up a bill that would ban its use through May 15, 2015.
Light fixtures at several schools around the city have leaked, popped or caught fire over the years, leading parents, elected officials and community leaders to demand that all PCBs should be removed sooner than the DOE originally planned.
It sure seems like the recent appeals court decision affirming the right of New York towns to ban fracking is a huge victory for those opposed to the natural gas extraction method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
The the fate of NJ Transit’s trains – over a quarter of the agency’s fleet - didn’t just hang on one set of wrong inputs. It followed years of missed warnings, failures to plan, and lack of coordination under Governor Chris Christie, who has expressed ambivalence about preparing for climate change.
It took an incident involving actual injuries to get the Bloomberg administration on the case of PCBs.
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk and opponents of the natural gas drilling technique known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing will introduce a bill to ban "the treatment, discharge, disposal, transportation or storage" of hydrofracking waste products in New York state."
While the FRAC Act would require companies to disclose the chemicals they use, it would not require them to disclose "proprietary chemical formulas." The formulas would be protected by the FRAC Act, the release said.
New York citizens should explore the real story. Hydrofracking is not an answer to our state budget; instead, it creates dismal choices, ravaged land and a lower quality of living for all of us.
Neonicotinoid pesticides are certainly proving to be a bane to the health of the environment, the economy, and the people for their role in the precipitous decline in honey bee populations.
There was no need to debate climate change Friday with renowned author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, who attended a luncheon at the University at Buffalo’s South Campus – just prioritize ideas for changing the current trajectory in a way that’s "fast enough to matter."
The genetically modified apples are produced by Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits, have been under review by U.S. regulatory agencies since 2010. If approved, they would become the second GMO fruit to be allowed in the country.
Federal investigators are looking into reports of fluid leaking from a drum at a polluted former aviation manufacturing site in Port Jefferson Station. The drum was labeled hydrofluoric acid, which is used to make such things as refrigerants.
Three incidents in just one Harlem school have finally laid bare years of lies and delays from the Bloomberg administration over the huge problem of PCB-laden lights in our public schools.
Sen. Thomas Libous on Thursday released a document showing he severed ties in 2008 with a real estate company that now stands to benefit from hydraulic fracturing.
With swimming season set to begin soon, a question remains about whether the public should be warned against taking a dip in Lake Montauk from a beach along the shore at South Lake, where water tests have revealed skyrocketing levels of fecal contamination, particularly after heavy rain.
Six months have passed since Hurricane Sandy struck the shores of New York, and as a recent report put out by several Sandy advocacy groups shows, many residents are now faced with mold problems.
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