Today's Environmental News in New York
As the U.S. ramps up policies to encourage more investment in clean energy and discourage reliance on fossil fuels, the federal government should be looking at ways to help the coal industry regions most adversely affected make the transition.
Government must stay the course in this ongoing battle. Acid rain has been a scourge for too many years, and protecting the environment that includes our precious Adirondacks cannot be compromised.
Despite the area's spectacular scenery and bucolic feel, the air quality in the mid-Hudson Valley can be downright dreadful at times.
Aging sewer infrastructure and the specter of soil and waterway contamination are a growing reality for Chautauqua County and New York state.
In states like Maine and New Hampshire, the once-strong moose population has been hit hard by a plague of ticks and some researchers think climate change may be part of the problem.
A number of contaminated properties in the Lower Hudson Valley are getting cleaned up and redeveloped as residential projects.
A report prepared for the state found that over the last 100 years, 7 million gallons of oil have spilled and seeped into the ground. Between the Bayway and Bayonne refineries, 600 different contaminants have been found in the soil.
A Department of Environmental Conservation investigation completed in January found extensive coal tar contamination at three sites tied to an old coal gasification plant.
With public comment on renewal of the air permit for DuPont’s Town of Tonawanda plant ending, a local environmental group is stepping up its call for the company to lower its pollution levels.
The Environmental Protection Agency has renewed its effort to make those responsible for the contamination at the Hopewell Precision Superfund site pay for at least part of the cleanup, the Poughkeepsie Journal has learned.
A $189,000 plan has been finalized to limit the impact of toxic waste first discovered in a Hillcrest neighborhood 16 years ago.
New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation has been working with IBM to clean up a chemical spill in the Southern Tier town of Endicott for years now.
About 30 people filled Great Neck House last Wednesday to discuss the Great Neck Park District district’s plan to cover Memorial Field with artificial turf.
It’s enough to take your breath away. A new study reveals that inhaling New York air raises your risk of stroke by upping your chance of a deadly artery constriction.
Legislators have re-introduced a bill to keep chemicals out of children's toys.
This time of year serves as a reminder of one of our nation's greatest conservation success stories.
New York State environmental officials have released details of a plan to clean toxic chemicals from a General Electric facility on the upper Hudson River.
Letting nature take its course is among the strategies state officials see as remedies for decades of ground pollution from the soon-to-depart General Electric plant.
Town Board members have agreed to support Scenic Hudson efforts to have General Electric expand the dredging for PCB deposits in the Hudson River.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation is checking the indoor air of some homes and businesses in the Fall Creek neighborhood to see the extent of a plume of an industrial cleaner once used nearby at the former Ithaca Gun factory.
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