Today's Environmental News in New York
While there's been progress on some fronts, the Rochester region still has its share of environmental problems. Several issues — contaminated former industrial sites, for example — have persisted for decades.
Environmentalists have suggested a correlation between increased nutrient levels in West Brook and the village’s wastewater treatment plant, and now local officials are wondering how much an old landfill plays in polluting the brook, which is a major Lake George tributary.
After repeated rebuffs by the federal courts, the Onondaga Nation on Tuesday asked an international human rights commission to help the Onondagas "work for a healing" of their polluted lands.
Get used to heavy storms and flooding – they're going to happen more and more often in Upstate New York, experts said at a forum today.
The current situation with e-cigarettes cries out for rapid and effective regulation. We should each urge our legislators to act immediately, using the hard-won knowledge that has reduced cigarette smoking to bring e-cigarette sales and use under responsible control.
Matthew A. Doheny, Rob Astorino and Assemblyman Kenneth D. Blankenbush, R-Black River, visited Slack Chemical Co., where they toured the facilities and discussed regulatory overhaul with owner Robert R. Sturtz.
Every year, 1.75 billion gallons of untreated sanitary and storm sewage overflows into the Niagara River from the Buffalo Sewer Authority.
Calling it the "largest ever expansion of the Bluebelt system on Staten Island," city Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd announced a $48-million infrastructure upgrade that will include new sanitary sewer installation to almost 600 homes.
A Long Island Sound advocacy group says Westchester's sewage treatment plants are doing a good job removing nitrogen before discharging into the Sound but have to do more.
Crescent Beach in Glen Cove, which has been closed since 2009 because of bacterial contamination, must pass eight weeks of water testing, and the city must do evaluations of area sanitary systems to comply with state law before it can reopen, according to the Nassau County health department.
For everything that health professionals are doing to address asthma in the state, there is still no clear answer as to what is causing high rates in some places and not others. The common denominator in asthmatic Capital Region communities appears to be a mix of poverty and substandard housing.
One down, one to go. That is the status of two applications to a state brownfield program submitted by developers in the Town of Poughkeepsie. But even if both applications are accepted, uncertainty still hangs around the controversial program itself.
Let’s each reduce our carbon footprint. After all, what kind of a world do we wish to leave our children and the generations that follow? We can and must do this.
The town is confident about its code against the commercial storage of what Quasar Energy Group calls “equate,” a fertilizer made from the anaerobic digestion of food waste and sewage sludge.
The city is testing for lead contamination in a five-story building near the site of last month's deadly East Harlem gas explosion -- after The Post revealed that residents were complaining of dangerously high levels of the potentially toxic substance.
Parts of the Passaic River have been infested with cancer-causing chemicals for years.
The departure of Nirav Shah as state health commissioner means he will hand off the lengthy review that has allowed Governor Andrew Cuomo to put off making a decision on whether to allow hydrofracking in New York.
An application to expand a scrap metal recycling facility at the Port of Albany is raising concerns with some neighbors.
The impending resignation of New York's top health official comes at a crucial time for the state Department of Health.
Tenants in a five-story building near the site of last month's East Harlem gas explosion are accusing the city of neglect for certifying their apartments as safe when they were actually contaminated with dangerous levels of dust-laden lead and asbestos.
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