Today's Environmental News in New York
It's been a long week for New York governor Andrew Cuomo. Thirty four environmental groups, including Food and Water Watch, Environment New York, and New Yorkers Against Fracking, marshaled supporters at a demonstration outside the Roseland Ballroom on Tuesday.
Fracking outgreens ‘green’ energy: That was my chief observation when I returned to Anadarko Petroleum’s Landon Pad A, a natural-gas site in Lycoming County, Pa.
Fracking opponents are pressing Town Board members for assurances that laws against drilling for natural gas will be proposed in the near future.
Thousands of natural gas leases are on the books in upstate New York, and hundreds of those leases are in Ontario County. Nobody thought much about them until 2008, when New York instituted a moratorium against a new type of natural gas drilling – high-volume hydraulic fracturing.
Sports leagues have instituted measures to reduce their carbon emissions by hundreds of millions of pounds. They’ve conserved tens of millions of gallons of water. At least 15 major stadiums have solar power and installations, and nearly 70 are engaged in some energy-efficiency initiative.
In New York, a Clarkson University research team will investigate if pollution-related water quality issues in the North Country are impacting property values.
While Ground Zero asbestos-removal crews are now at risk of developing mesothelioma and other cancers, there's no guarantee they'll have their future medical bills covered.
The growing antibiotic crisis: Subtherapeutic use on factory farms is creating drug-resistant superbugs.
A report released in September from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called the overuse of antibiotics a "crisis," with more than 2 million Americans sickened and 23,000 deaths annually from antibiotic-resistant infections.
It's deja vu all over again for Bruce Bailey. As founder and president of Latham-based alternative energy company AWS Truepower, Bailey is again watching the looming demise of a key federal tax break meant to encourage more wind power projects.
The first commercial gas well was drilled in Chautauqua County in 1821 and the first fracked well occurred here in 1857. I'm pretty sure no one was frightened then. The only thing I find frightening today is out-of-towners and their local mouthpieces telling us how to lead our lives.
Just how high should Lake Ontario's water levels be? It's an emotional debate raging among those who live on and use the lake.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, Rep. Steve Israel (D-Huntington) on Wednesday called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to expedite a study of an arsenic-based drug used on poultry.
Hydraulic fracturing, the natural gas recovery method better known as “fracking,” continues to divide New Yorkers. According to a new Quinnipiac University poll released today, 44 percent support drilling because of economic benefits while 46 percent oppose drilling.
General Electric Company and SI Group, Inc. have agreed to conduct comprehensive studies of the contamination at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site in Nassau, N.Y., which is contaminated with volatile organic compounds and other hazardous substances.
The Richmond Town Board this month received a 175-page report of findings and recommendations aimed at protecting the town from high-volume, horizontal natural gas drilling.
A new $2.5 million treatment plant to cleanse PCBs and other toxins from water leaking from the infamous Dewey Loeffel dump in Nassau, NY, will start operating in January, EPA officials said. But local officials wish the cleaning also came with money for health studies.
What Ralph Spezio found after he became principal of Rochester's Enrico Fermi Elementary School and overheard two nurses discussing a lead-poisoning case "horrifies and angers" him to this day. Forty-one percent of Enrico Fermi's 3-, 4- and 5-year-old students had histories of lead poisoning.
The Indian Point nuclear power plant needs more than buoys to repel any terrorist attack launched from the waters of the Hudson River, Sen. Charles Schumer said Monday.
On Monday, US legislators, federal government officials, and city and county representatives met at SUNY Orange's Newburgh campus to call for a collaborative solution to lead poisoning in the city.
A new report claims that the job impact of shale gas drilling is exaggerated by supporters. The analysis finds only one out of every 795 jobs was shale gas related in the six-state area it focused on.
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