Today's Environmental News in New York
More and more Democrats around the country — Democrats — are saying yes to fracking. But in New York, the top Dem, Gov. Cuomo, is instead doubling down on casinos, even as they’re starting to fold elsewhere. Doesn’t he see the disconnect?
East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell and Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst met last week to discuss a ban on thin plastic bags within the East End towns.
The town board unanimously approved three technical amendments to a recently enacted ban on the controversial use of biosolid fertilizers during a meeting Monday.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation began taking soil samples Monday on the campus of Royalton-Hartland Central School, to try to determine the extent of arsenic contamination in areas not previously excavated.
Greenpeace petitions Lego partnership with Shell, says oil company doesn't listen to global warming signs.
The toy company Lego is under fire from environmental group Greenpeace for a line of toy cars that feature Shell oil company. Greenpeace has collected over 750,000 signatures on a petition asking Lego to dissolve ties to Shell because of their destructive drilling in the melting Arctic.
The Environmental Protection Agency ignored both public opinion and science in writing its new economy-slamming regulations restricting carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants.
Long Island health advocates are urging residents to test their homes for mold, nearly two years after they may have been damaged by superstorm Sandy.
Did that cereal you just spooned into your mouth contain corn that was tweaked in a lab to have bug-killing bacteria? Or was it made with soybeans that have had their DNA changed so the plant can be doused with pesticide? In most cases, it's impossible to tell.
The right to know whether the food you eat contains GMOs -- genetically modified organisms -- is at the center of a multi-million dollar national fight between the food industry and consumer rights advocates.
The vegetables that grow at Early Morning Farm in Genoa look the same as the vegetables that grow 85 miles away in fields at Long Acre Agriculture. But how they are grown and the kinds of seeds the farmers use are worlds apart.
GMO, non-GMO, organic, natural. What's the difference? Here's a quick guide:
Environmental issues and climate change are important to people of color. Minority voters understand that a negative change in the environment threatens their way of life. And they believe that finding solutions to those threats would benefit them economically, creating new industries and generating well-paying jobs.
An environmental group in Brattleboro, Vt., is pooling the pee of volunteers and giving it to a farmer who in turn puts the pee on his hay fields in place of synthetic fertilizer. The effort is called “pee-cycling.”
A half-dozen beaches along Chautauqua Lake were closed Friday because of contamination with suspected toxic algae, according to the Chautauqua County Health Department.
Just when you thought that it was safe to go in the water, a danger is lurking off of Long Island’s east end, and it’s the worst that anyone has seen in years.
Pennsylvania's problems in regulating horizontal hydraulic fracturing provide important lessons for New York as it considers whether the controversial drilling method can be used in the state.
Environment New York Research & Policy Center released a new report Tuesday showing strong solar growth across the nation. The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local governments have created effective public policy.
The trustee for a defunct oil-and-gas company is attempting a last-ditch effort to revive a lawsuit challenging hydraulic fracturing bans by local governments in New York.
Harriet Katz lives within a mile of the Norlite plant, which utilizes a mixture of industrial solvents and oils from pharmaceutical manufacturers, petroleum refinement facilities, and hazardous waste treatment companies. She said that she had concerns about the air quality around the plant.
Governor Cuomo has announced a $27 million initiative to encourage more people to trade in their old wood furnace and buy a new highly efficient one.
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