Today's Environmental News in New York
Officials in Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration are resisting legislation to increase the amount of biofuel used in the city's maritime fleet, telling City Council members during a hearing Tuesday that using the fuel could be harmful.
The state Department of Environmental Conservation will investigate a toxic underground chemical plume beneath a former Central Avenue dry cleaner that is moving toward homes and businesses in Colonie.
White-nose syndrome has been spreading fast, killing millions of bats. But for the first time, scientists are seeing hopeful signs that some bat colonies are recovering and new breakthroughs could help researchers develop better strategies for helping bats survive.
A landowners’ group is urging supporters of natural gas drilling to use state hearings on the Constitution Pipeline project this week as a forum for sounding off against Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing.
114 homeowners in Annadale and Arden Heights no longer need to rely on septic tanks, thanks to $23 million in sewer and water infrastructure upgrades providing them with better water management on the flood-prone South Shore.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation announced that a cleanup of a city-owned brownfield at 815 River Road in North Tonawanda has been completed.
A hearing on a proposed $700 million pipeline that would pass through eastern Broome County drew residents who lauded the potential jobs, while others raised concerns about the possible damage to water and quality of life.
Consumers, retailers and manufacturers all are benefiting from the glut of oil and natural gas. When temperatures plunged below zero, many of us barely flinched as we cranked up the thermostats. The cheap fossil fuel energy is creating headwinds for the clean energy sector and raising concerns that consumers will lose interest.
Now that New York bans fracking, will environmentalists turn their focus to the transportation of fracked oil?
The attorney for a disgruntled landowner told a pro-fracking crowd in downtown Binghamton that Gov. Andrew Cuomo shouldered the blame for economic stagnation in New York's Southern Tier.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is obligated by law to show “public convenience and necessity” in order to approve interstate pipeline projects. It must document a domestic need. It has not done this, and it’s no wonder. This gas is going to Canada.
The work of removing radioactive waste from the Tonawanda landfill has dragged on for too many years. We hope that the right amount of pressure applied by Sen. Charles E. Schumer will finally change that.
County Executive Dan McCoy signed into local law Wednesday the first-in-the-state ban on children's products containing toxic chemicals.
With a deadline looming, environmental advocates on Tuesday urged County Executive Dan McCoy to sign the county's first-in-the-state ban on toxic chemicals in children's products as retail and chemical industry groups panned the law as a misguided "lazy way out."
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials said they are responding to a petition with more than 600 signatures requesting that the federal agency keep the Stockport watershed clean.
American men, beware: Your long-term reproductive health might be served by ditching the kids’ Christmas toys into the nearest dumpster.
Hundreds of Southern Tier residents gathered at the Holiday Inn to rally against a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing.
Senator Charles Schumer (D-New York) is trying to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to move a little quicker when it comes to compiling options for the cleanup of radioactive wastes from the Tonawanda Landfill.
One of Riverhead Water District’s newest wells is producing water contaminated with perchlorate, a chemical known to affect the human endocrine system and considered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a “likely human carcinogen.”
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