Today's Environmental News in New York
The once-controversial project is now seen as a national model for restoring damaged rivers. But questions remain about what has been accomplished and about the toxic chemicals that will be left behind.
Big Apple kids exposed to high levels of airborne filth and economic hardship have lower IQs that will haunt them into adulthood, according to an exhaustive, first-of-its-kind study by Columbia University.
Environmental testing of properties at a proposed light-industrial manufacturing hub on the East Side has turned up minimal if any pollution or other contaminants that would complicate state and city efforts to transform the site into a job-creation and economic development engine.
This summer, General Electric and the Environmental Protection Agency are wrapping up major dredging operations on the upper Hudson River.
The state Department of Agriculture & Markets continues to insist that Wheatfield’s law banning the use of biosolids on farm fields is too restrictive. Nevertheless, in correspondence released by the town last week, the department left the door open for further discussions.
Since last year, New York's Legislature has worked to pass a bill that would prohibit the distribution and sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads less than 5 millimeters in size. The bill, Microbead-Free Waters Act, passed the Assembly in April.
Based on Latino Decisions' polling data, Latinos have labeled climate change as a threat, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a potential Republican Party presidential nominee, the topic should not be the highest priority for the U.S.
Concerns about the May 9 fire at the Indian Point nuclear plant and expansion of a nearby high-pressure natural gas pipeline had some expressing concern and disbelief over federal regulators' actions.
While the climate science consensus agrees that greenhouse gases must be reduced, uncertainty revolves around when climate change will reach a point of "irreversibility."
Westchester County legislators have approved legislation banning "toxic toys" in Westchester.
Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez continue to suck up water to keep their gardens fresh and lawns green, while Southern California withers from a devastating drought.
NASA is telling the world that climate change is very real and needs to be taken very seriously. Superman has spoken. In response, the only thing folks in the climate denial business can come up with is to gag Superman.
Tonawanda Coke, a company one federal official described as an “environmental outlaw,” moved a step closer Monday to resolving the criminal and civil cases accusing it of spewing cancer-causing benzene into the air.
Walter Garschagen got strong whiffs of oil Monday morning as he stood on the Stony Point and Haverstraw shoreline, two days after an Indian Point transformer exploded and spilled oil into the Hudson River.
A transformer exploded Saturday at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in suburban New York igniting a fire that forced an temporary shutdown of a reactor and oil from the facility leaked into the Hudson River.
We shouldn't have to accept raw sewage in our water source as a consequence of fiscal austerity.
By infusing electronic cigarette vapors with candy and fruit flavors, e-cigarette manufacturers are potentially peddling nicotine addiction directly to American children.
Rochester officials want a concrete plan for the city to have less of an impact on the planet's changing climate.
Despite reports that he wasn't even allowed to fly, Mark Ruffalo has never been on the terror watch list.
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