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Today's Environmental News in New York

Another source of natural gas.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-01-01 10:00
New Yorkers breathed a collective sigh of relief as they got the news the Cuomo administration would ban high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But what will it mean for the state's energy sector?

'Toxic tubes' from old TVs, monitors, will be harder to dispose of.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-12-31 10:00
While it will be illegal under state recycling law to throw out computers, televisions and other electronic devices starting Jan. 1, the state is still trying to figure out what to do about a glut of obsolete and toxic glass picture tubes, items that currently have no recycling value.

E-waste law enters new phase in New York.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-12-31 10:00
You won’t be able to throw out old computers, televisions or video game consoles in the trash anymore in New York state once a new e-waste law is goes into effect Jan. 1.

New York should thoroughly investigate proposal for Seneca Lake gas storage facility.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2014-12-30 10:00
The battle under way over the underground storage of propane in the Finger Lakes wine country is playing out as a small-scale version of New York State’s hydrofracking standoff. The stakes are too high to rush to a decision.

Bird count helps document impact of climate change.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:00
During the the Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count, more than 70,000 volunteers from 2,400-plus locations across the country note sightings of specific birds with the data collected and submitted to Audubon through regional coordinators for research on bird life and environmental conditions.

Lake George officials should look at signs and not test aging sewer facility.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:00
Lake George officials need to acknowledge they have a problem. Their sewer plant is old and not functioning properly. Too many nitrates are flowing into the lake. Until that problem is addressed, they should avoid allowing new developments that could make it worse.

New York's hydrofracking ban: a political decision draped in science.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:00
Our state is staggering under heavy taxes, living off of one-time windfalls from Wall Street settlements and pinning its hopes for an economic resurgence on casino gambling. Could fracking have been a game-changer? We'll never know.

Environmental strides were made in 2014.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-12-28 10:00
Wouldn't you know it — the biggest local environmental story of the year breaks just days before the year's end, making the award for Biggest Environmental Story of the Year Award a no-brainer: Governor Cuomo bans fracking in New York state.

Face e-cigarette dangers.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-12-26 10:00
When electronic cigarettes debuted in the U.S. market in 2006, the battery-powered nicotine vaporizers were touted as a less dangerous option for smokers.

State's fracking ban right way to go, but it cannot end here.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-12-26 10:00
In a world too often guided by greed, the last week’s announcement by the Cuomo administration that it will prohibit hydrofracking is a welcome one.

Cuomo must endorse green energy system 100 percent.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-12-26 10:00
Last week the Cuomo administration finally said no to fracking for natural gas. Hopefully, Gov. Andrew Cuomo will now embrace the goal of 100 percent clean renewable energy by 2030.

Selling an aquifer, at what cost?

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2014-12-24 10:00
If a mining company wants to get off the hook for its legal responsibility to protect an aquifer that faces imminent ruin, should New York officials allow it for a price?

How fracking got stopped in New York.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-12-22 10:00
In certain places in New York, Wednesday’s news of the state’s ban on fracking inspired public celebration.

Impact of climate change.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2014-12-22 10:00
Companies that use palm oil are under more pressure to make their supply chains more environmentally sustainable, from customers, from environmental groups, and increasingly, from investors — which is where public pension funds come in.

Gas glut mitigates fracking ban.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-12-21 10:00
New York State put up the Cuomo Wall last week to keep the natural gas boom from spilling over into the Southern Tier.

New federal rules allow use of coal ash at New York cement plant.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sun, 2014-12-21 10:00
First-ever federal rules on waste coal ash from power plants will continue to allow ash, which contains mercury and other toxic heavy metals, to be used to make cement, as has been done for years at the Lafarge North America cement plant.

Coal vs. natural gas during the polar vortex.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-12-20 10:00
President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to get serious about climate change. He’s proposed to limit carbon emissions from power plants. The coal industry and conservative politicians say new carbon rules will kill King Coal, and they warn that without it, severe weather events, like last year’s polar vortex, could leave people in the cold and dark.

Lake trout and climate change.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-12-20 10:00
The future of lake trout in Adirondack waters is uncertain, and scientists are beginning to understand why.

Local governments, businesses rack up $84K in environmental fines.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2014-12-20 10:00
The biggest penalty in Putnam, Rockland and Westchester counties was $20,630, levied on Orangetown's Sewer Department by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Environmental Protection Agency for effluent violations.

Cuomo's frack ban draws kudos, criticism.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2014-12-19 10:00
One day after the Cuomo administration clamped a ban on horizontal shale gas drilling in New York, Dave Andersen of Norwich declared he is going to close down the water-testing service he has operated for 24 years.
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