Today's Environmental News in New York
Sen. Chuck Schumer said he had earlier helped Alcoa get a scaled-back federal cleanup of toxic PCBs from the Grasse River to help the plant stay open, and felt "betrayed" when the corporation announced last month the smelter was to close by early next year.
The environment feels the sting of Pennsylvania's regulatory approach.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman opened a new front in the war over climate change regulation earlier this month, bringing to an end an investigation of Peabody Energy and opening a new one of ExxonMobil.
The New York Department of State has refused to give Indian Point a certificate required for future use of the Hudson River — part of the Cuomo administration's ongoing attempt to block the plant's license renewal and force its closure.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday approved plans by General Electric Co. to take down its PCB processing plant in Fort Edward, Washington County, to end its six-year dredging project to remove the toxins from the Hudson River.
People packed a village meeting in Hoosick Falls Tuesday night after receiving a notice their water might be contaminated.
When it comes to the question, "will the Gowanus Canal ever produce some sort of mutant being?" - the eyes apparently have it.
Say goodbye to certain kinds of facial scrubs, body washes and toothpastes in Albany County. On Monday, the Albany County Legislature unanimously voted to take cosmetics containing microbeads off the shelves.
Proof is lacking that arsenic poses any danger to human health by it being in the soil at higher than “normal” levels. The DEC’s determination to get rid of all traces of it anyway, makes this remediation project of questionable value.
While last week's announcement by Alcoa means jobs will be lost, a troubled environmental legacy will linger at its sprawling, 2,700-acre Massena Plant at the Canadian border in St. Lawrence County.
Natural burial — the internment of the dead in a simple coffin or shroud without the use of embalming fluids, allowing natural decomposition of the body — is gaining traction.
The state of New York takes land and water pollution very seriously — as long as it’s not the responsible party.
Cheektowaga officials have relented and agreed with the state’s proposal to curb sewage overflows into area waterways by first addressing all of the downspouts and sump pumps illegally discharging into the sanitary sewer.
Many consumers have become concerned with the health impacts of ingesting residual pesticides used to protect fruit and vegetable.
We have a tremendous amount of work to do that will require hundreds — not tens — of billions in funding to ensure that New York City, particularly our most vulnerable communities, are safe and resilient for generations.
The tree that produces maple syrup is in decline in the Adirondacks - and researchers don't know why, according to a study by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to be published today.
As the fate of a nuclear plant in Oswego County hangs in the balance, tensions are rising between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the plant's operators, Entergy.
The state Canal Corp. intends to issue a new PCB dredging plan for the Champlain Canal on the Hudson River to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next 90 days.
Ulster County lawmakers seeking to ban sale of personal care products containing microbeads will have to wait an additional month to set a public hearing on the proposed ban.
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