Today's Environmental News in New York
While the natural gas drilling debate continues in New York state, officials in Broome County have launched a website designed as a hub for resources related to the industry.
Pete Seeger, who passed away Monday at 94, would often lend his voice to environmental causes, speaking out in recent years against hydraulic fracturing and the Indian Point nuclear power plant. But his name will forever be linked with the Hudson River. He founded the flagship vessel of the waterway’s rebirth, and set his love of America’s river to music.
Town Board members were criticized Monday for announcing there would be no further effort to develop a moratorium against hydraulic fracturing for natural gas until consultants recommended that the time was right.
Let’s see if we’ve got this straight.When two state senators put forward a bill that would require a town’s clear approval before a new casino is sited there, the governor’s spokeswoman denounces it as “politicizing the [site-]selection process.”
An investigation by The New York Times found the presence of bacteria, including E. coli and coliform, in water towers at buildings in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and the paper says many of the thousands of tanks throughout the city that serve millions of New Yorkers haven't been properly inspected in years.
A dozen city buildings have been slapped with fines, after a newspaper investigation discovered contaminants in their rooftop water tanks.
New York must be running out of room: Only days after Gov. Cuomo said there’s “no place in the state” for “extreme conservatives,” Mayor de Blasio said he doesn’t “see any place for fracking.”
The Baymen’s Protective Association says in a Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit that the city allowed billions of gallons of raw sewage to spill into the Hudson River and New York Harbor after the storm, leading to two months of shellfish that couldn't be harvested.
EPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck visited Saratoga Springs to speak at a conference of the Northeast Organic Farmers Association. The topic of her discussion focused on the reality of climate change.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday its review of treated groundwater from the Dewey Loeffel landfill shows no detectable levels of contaminants, including PCBs, at the site.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone Thursday announced a campaign to clean up nitrogen-polluted waters that could include building sewer systems and advanced wastewater-treatment plants.
It wouldn't be a high-profile fundraiser for Gov. Andrew Cuomo without an appearance from anti-fracking protesters. Even if that fundraiser happens to be in Los Angeles.
A new report shows pro-fracking interest groups have spent a staggering $64.3 million on campaign contributions and lobbying efforts in attempts to pressure state lawmakers to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing in New York.
In an election year, anti-frackers will not forgive Mr. Cuomo if he supports economic growth and energy independence. But the governor will reap electoral rewards from a larger growth: New Yorkers who see fracking as a safe, smart way to exploit the energy resources that lay beneath us.
“Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape,” is a national touring exhibit that pairs historic photos with recent images taken from the exact same vantage points. Some photo pairs show minor differences, while others reveal dramatic changes to the arctic landscape.
Residents of the town of Chautauqua as well as members of the public from well outside town borders attended the January board meeting to discuss the issue of hydraulic fracturing, often referred to as fracking.
So just how far back do we need to turn the clock to save the planet, and do we have the discipline to do it? That’s the thought that came to me one day recently as I put a package of blueberries in the cart while shopping for groceries.
Large amounts of sand, salt and even small amounts of litter mixed in with the snow are being dumped on the riverbank behind the Algonquin power dam, near the river’s confluence with the St. Lawrence.
Ballston Lake has struggled with pollution, including increasing phosphorous levels, for quite a few years, but a recent threat upgrade by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation led the town of Ballston to seek solutions.
The fight to protect the earth from cataclysmic climate change, though, has no 1 percent on the other side. Climate change has delineated the sides not as scientists v. skeptics, liberals v. conservatives, but as us v. us.
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