Today's Environmental News in New York
Nine students and two staff members from P.S./I.S. 123 in Harlem were sent to a hospital Tuesday for smoke irritation after a light fixture emitted smoke and fumes.
General Electric Co.'s new Schenectady-built Durathon battery for the first time has been incorporated into the design of a wind turbine, where it will store excess electricity that can be released into the grid as needed.
Fed up — and rightly so — with congressional inaction, the Obama administration is instituting new air-pollution rules that will definitely help reduce smog and improve the environment over time.
Karen Bulich Moreau position as executive director of the New York Petroleum Council has catapulted her into the national debate on shale gas drilling and made her the voice of advocates for hydraulic fracturing in New York's deep Marcellus reserves.
The New York Police Department and the Brookhaven National Laboratory will jointly conduct an airflow study of risks posed by contaminants in the New York City subways. Data collected during 3 days of research in July will be used to optimize emergency response to a release of hazardous materials.
Insured or uninsured alike, the Dutchess County Dental Society is happy to share a way for everyone to save money on dental health. By not fluoridating our water, the Poughkeepsie community is missing an opportunity to improve overall public health with minimal investment.
Studies that seem to contradict the dogma of climate change do exist and sometimes they are scientifically valid. They do not necessarily threaten ideas about climate change, however, a point that often is misunderstood by non-scientists who need to consider all the evidence.
A visit last week to see hydraulic fracturing sites in Pennyslvania has left freshman state Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk with questions.
New York State's second highest court has ruled in favor of two towns which passed laws banning gas drilling. In two decisions released Thursday, the court ruled unanimously in favor of local control in Dryden and Middlefield.
Queens was one of five counties throughout New York state to receive a big red F for ozone pollution in the group’s annual assessment. The borough was also the only county statewide to receive a lower grading than last year, the report said.
In the harrowing weeks after Hurricane Sandy, thousands of workers came to clean up, tear down and rebuild homes wrecked by the storm. But for some, the good deed turned into a nightmare of dangerous conditions that led to serious injuries and death, a Daily News investigation has found.
The water levels in Lake Ontario have a significant impact on the economic and environmental viability of harbors in upstate New York and Canada, and as a result, a proposed plan to change the management of those water levels has raised some concerns in waterfront communities.
Environmental Protection Agency and state officials on Monday announced the start of a fourth season of Hudson River PCB dredging, saying this year’s goal is to remove an additional 350,000 cubic yards of toxic river bottom.
Following a trip to hydrofracking sites in Pennsylvania this week, state Sen. David Carlucci says he will push even harder for health and environmental studies to be conducted in New York.
An old Ozone Park Long Island Rail Road station, abandoned since 1962, is the site of an ambitious chemical cleanup project to be undertaken by End Zone Industries, which once stored aircraft parts in the bays under the old station platform.
New York state's top lawyer accused the Obama administration Wednesday of breaking federal environmental law by ignoring climate change in its review of a controversial pipeline project that would carry Canadian tar sands oil through the U.S.
A planned test of air pollution equipment next month at the state's only commercial hazardous waste incinerator will be the first since the plant was sold to a conglomerate based in Spain.
The ingredients that make up fracking brine, which is sometimes used as a cheap alternative to road salt, are mysterious to many. But Legislator Jeffrey Berkman of Middletown said, "We know for sure that it has chemicals."
If the air seems a little fresher in Erie County these days, that's because it is. For the second consecutive year, the county's air quality received across-the-board passing grades from the American Lung Association, which released its annual 2013 State of the Air report Wednesday.
Gannett's Albany Bureau reported Monday that Ecology and Environment Inc. had been listed as a member of the Independent Oil and Gas Association in a letter sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, urging him to support hydrofracking and shale-gas drilling in New York.
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