Today's Environmental News in New York
Christian Shaw and Gordon Middleton have been sampling Cayuga Lake and the Erie Canal for tiny pieces of plastic that have been widely found in waters all over the globe.
As governor-elect Charlie Baker pieces together his administration, advocates for solar power are urging the Massachusetts Republican to make the renewable energy source a key initiative.
The 2014 election was seen as a key watershed in the debate over fracking in New York. There has been no announcement yet, and the state moratorium on fracking imposed in 2008 remains in effect.
Two chain stores at which children's toys were found in tests by not-for-profit groups to contain unsafe levels of chemicals and heavy metals vowed to investigate and, if necessary, pull such toys from their shelves.
About 350 New York state schools lie within a mile of railroad tracks used by trains carrying volatile crude oil, a coalition of environmental and other advocacy groups said Thursday.
Report critical of Cuomo administrati attempts to get clean water loan for Tappan Zee Bridge project.
An independent review board has found fault with the Cuomo Administration’s attempts to convert a federal clean water fund loan into construction work for the Thruway’s Tappan Zee Bridge.
As protests continue over construction of a gas storage facility on the shore of Seneca Lake, people across the entire Finger Lakes region opposed to the project are getting involved.
Representatives from Sevenson Environmental Services, Inc. have announced that the company has reached a settlement in a misconduct case involving two former employees who were prosecuted for bribery and kickback charges by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The US Environmental Protection Agency announced on Tuesday a Dec.1 start date for direct discharge of treated contaminated groundwater from the Dewey Loeffel toxic landfill Superfund site plant. Additional filtration of the probable carcinogen compound 1,4-dioxane is planned.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation approves the use of brine and water created from hydrofracking waste in efforts to control dust, ice and snow. A town of Jerusalem farmer believes it’s a practice that needs to stop.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that a new 42-inch natural gas pipeline crossing the property of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan will not add significant risks to the safety of the reactors.
This September, New York City was energized when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in the People’s Climate March, to make it clear that we can’t stand idly by with the planet hanging in the balance.
It’s not the noise that has people up in arms– it’s their potential health hazard. They clear dust, debris, leaves and even snow quickly and efficiently, but some health experts ask: at what price?
Where self-regulation isn't protecting children, the law must. You would think that keeping dangerous products out of the hands of children would be a fundamental of corporate citizenship. A new report suggests some local retailers have a way to go in meeting that standard.
If the pipeline is thwarted, the crude oil will be sent either by train or ship. And both methods are far more risky than using a pipeline, particularly for people in the north country.
Nearly two dozen children's toys on store shelves in Albany County allegedly found to contain unsafe levels of dangerous chemicals or metals like cadmium, arsenic, cobalt, mercury or lead, a report by Clean and Healthy New York and the New York League of Conservation Voters states.
Herbs and vegetables grown in New York City community gardens are loaded with lead and other toxic metals, a startling state study shows.
As he weighs perhaps the most contentious decision of his administration, whether to allow drilling for natural gas upstate, Gov. Cuomo need look only a few miles south of New York’s border to see the fierce debate playing out in real time.
hose who buy cigarettes in Australia get to see packaging unlike anything that meets the gaze of American smokers. But through a legal challenge that hinged on their First Amendment rights, cigarette companies have been able to ward off an effort to require graphic images on cigarette packs in the U.S.
Peter Iwanowicz rose at a public hearing this week and asked Albany County officials what turned out to be an exceedingly uncomfortable question. Would you build a liquid propane storage facility next to an amusement park?
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