Today's Environmental News in New York
Fracking could do serious damage to New York state’s agricultural industry and hurt businesses, that rely on safe, healthy, locally sourced foods.
As it inches closer to emergence from bankruptcy, Eastman Kodak is still wrestling with the financial repercussions of past environmental problems.
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has decided on how to clean up contamination at the FMC Middleport plant, the agency announced Tuesday. Soil will be excavated and removed to meet a remedial goal of 20 parts per million arsenic.
Less than a week after the U.S. Senate defeated Bernie Sanders’ proposed amendment to the food bill, which would have given states the right to require that manufacturers of GMO foods label their products accordingly, the Vermont Senator said he remains unbowed.
Some 660 students attend the D’Youville Porter School. A quarter have asthma. Instruction at the elementary school includes reading, writing and, for some pupils, how to use an inhaler. The school is a few blocks from the Peace Bridge, where diesel truck pollution has been linked to high asthma rates.
About 350 people took to the streets Saturday afternoon in New Paltz, marching downtown and briefly blocking traffic. They were the Hudson Valley contingent of March Against Monsanto, fighting for genetically modified organism labeling of so-called artificially engineered "frankenfood."
Asthma is an epidemic on the lower west side of Buffalo, N.Y. Studies found asthma rates are nearly four times the national average in the neighborhoods that share their air with the Peace Bridge and the 6 million cars, trucks and buses that cross it annually.
Protestors hit the streets as New York pols push legislation that would require labels on genetically modified food.
Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said.
The impact and severity of weather events are increasing due to a changing global climate, according to research from the National Resources Defense Council. And more of the related economic fallout from these disasters is being carried by taxpayers.
Earlier this year a federal jury found Tonawanda Coke and its owner guilty of violating the Clean Air Act. Citizens are being asked to tell their story to U.S. Judge William Skretny as he prepares for the July 15 sentencing.
Bills have been introduced in the Assembly by Democrat Linda Rosenthal and the Senate by Republican Kenneth LaValle. They could make New York the first state in the nation to require labels for GMO food.
Jennifer Mora lives with her 4-year-old son Devin in an apartment with one window. For most people, the lack of natural light would be an inconvenience, but for Devin, it's potentially life-threatening: poor ventilation can trigger his asthma.
Ethanol-free gasoline has made a strong comeback at gas stations in the north country, with Nice N Easy recently joining Fastrac Markets and many marinas by offering the premium fuel at its pumps.
Senate Republicans denied an attempt on Thursday to overturn the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act," a measure recently signed into law that circumvents judicial authority concerning the planting and development of genetically-modified seeds deemed to be unhealthy for human consumption.
Democracy broke out in a Town of Tonawanda gymnasium Thursday as more than 80 people brainstormed about how to spend money from a potentially hefty fine that could be imposed on a Buffalo, NY, coal coking plant.
The Queens Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will significantly expedite the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from city schools from the original 10-year deadline to three and a half years from now – a total of five years from the project’s 2011 start date.
A report by the nonprofit Partnership for Policy Integrity says the Taylor Biomass waste gasification plant proposed in the Town of Montgomery will have air pollution limits no better than a heavily polluting garbage incinerator.
The New York Public Interest Research Group has joined regional environmentalists' fight against a planned garbage-gasification plant in Montgomery, about 75 miles north of New York City.
The production of Greek yogurt, the smooth, creamy and protein-packed breakfast food that has made brands like Fage and Chobani household names, creates massive amounts of a toxic by-product called acid whey.
After a two year legal battle, the Bloomberg administration agreed to cut in half its ten-year timeline to remove light fixtures containing toxic PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl ) from more than 750 New York City public schools, many in Brooklyn.
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