Today's Environmental News in New York
An engineering firm hired by Auburn to clear the way for the city to accept wastewater from gas drilling has concluded the city's wastewater treatment plant can't handle it.
The owner of a shuttered Port Jefferson Station aviation plant that became a Superfund cleanup site has agreed to let the state dispose of hazardous wastes on his property, state officials said.
At the height of Superstorm Sandy, half of Metro-North Railroad's Hudson River line was underwater. But by the end of the century, many parts of the commuter railroad could be underwater - every day.
When you think of global warming, you might envision icebergs melting. Polar bears floundering. But what about here in Central New York? Scientists expect the local climate to also shift, so that by the end of the century, Central New York feels more like the South.
As a retired high-ranking oil company executive, Louis Allstadt might be expected to sing the praises of opening up New York to natural gas hydraulic fracturing. But he stood among elected officials from several upstate communities Tuesday to urge the state not to allow it.
Mayor Bill de Blasio backs proposed antipollution laws that would require many restaurants and commercial kitchens to install emission filters on ovens and char-broilers, ban new wood-burning fireplaces and encourage refrigerated trucks to switch to battery power from diesel fuel.
More than 22,000 tons of construction materials have been diverted from landfills, as part of one of Vermont's most ambitious demolition and rebuilding projects ever, said Jay Fayette of PC Construction.
In celebration of Earth Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to make the five boroughs a little greener.
A former hazardous-waste disposal site in the Town of Southport no longer poses a health threat after years of cleanup efforts, according to the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will announce a new task force Wednesday to tackle water quality issues on Long Island with the goal of coming up with recommendations in June to improve sewer management and protect groundwater.
Almost everybody has something to say about the possibility of repowering Danskammer — from competitors, to environmental groups, to the union that represented its former employees.
Three area state legislators took the occasion of Earth Day to announce legislation they have introduced to ban fracking waste from being used to melt ice on roadways and prohibit acceptance of fracking wastewater at water treatment facilities and landfills in New York.
Recall a toy known as "Clingy Darts," which poses a significant danger to children. That’s what Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has told the federal government.
Documents obtained by a group opposed to hydrofracking show New York's governor Cuomo administration is conducting a thorough health study on the controversial natural gas drilling process. The group is now wondering why the review has been conducted almost entirely in secret.
Upstate New York grocery store chain Wegmans has come out and said federal food regulators should develop standards and labeling practices for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients.
An environmental restoration project at Scudder's Pond in Sea Cliff is designed to tame what had been the biggest source of bacterial pollution runoff into Hempstead Harbor.
Eight of the 17 former military installations on Long Island could have hazardous or toxic waste or unexploded munitions present, but the federal agency in charge of the sites lacks the funding to conduct recommended safety investigations.
A major Pennsylvania health care system invited New York to participate in a long-term, extensive study of shale-gas drilling's human impacts, but a partnership never materialized.
Although research and community efforts have increased awareness of how to manage the illness and its triggers, East Harlem has the highest rate of asthma hospitalization in Manhattan, and ranks second highest for asthma-related emergency department visits, according to 2010 data.
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