Ethanol-free gasoline has made a strong comeback at gas stations in the north country, with Nice N Easy recently joining Fastrac Markets and many marinas by offering the premium fuel at its pumps.
Senate Republicans denied an attempt on Thursday to overturn the so-called "Monsanto Protection Act," a measure recently signed into law that circumvents judicial authority concerning the planting and development of genetically-modified seeds deemed to be unhealthy for human consumption.
Democracy broke out in a Town of Tonawanda gymnasium Thursday as more than 80 people brainstormed about how to spend money from a potentially hefty fine that could be imposed on a Buffalo, NY, coal coking plant.
The Queens Department of Education announced Tuesday that it will significantly expedite the removal of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, from city schools from the original 10-year deadline to three and a half years from now – a total of five years from the project’s 2011 start date.
A report by the nonprofit Partnership for Policy Integrity says the Taylor Biomass waste gasification plant proposed in the Town of Montgomery will have air pollution limits no better than a heavily polluting garbage incinerator.
The New York Public Interest Research Group has joined regional environmentalists' fight against a planned garbage-gasification plant in Montgomery, about 75 miles north of New York City.
The production of Greek yogurt, the smooth, creamy and protein-packed breakfast food that has made brands like Fage and Chobani household names, creates massive amounts of a toxic by-product called acid whey.
After a two year legal battle, the Bloomberg administration agreed to cut in half its ten-year timeline to remove light fixtures containing toxic PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyl ) from more than 750 New York City public schools, many in Brooklyn.
State Senate Democrats and opponents of the controversial natural gas drilling technique known as hydrofracking called on the chamber's Majority Coalition to take up a bill that would ban its use through May 15, 2015.
Light fixtures at several schools around the city have leaked, popped or caught fire over the years, leading parents, elected officials and community leaders to demand that all PCBs should be removed sooner than the DOE originally planned.
It sure seems like the recent appeals court decision affirming the right of New York towns to ban fracking is a huge victory for those opposed to the natural gas extraction method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.
The the fate of NJ Transit’s trains – over a quarter of the agency’s fleet - didn’t just hang on one set of wrong inputs. It followed years of missed warnings, failures to plan, and lack of coordination under Governor Chris Christie, who has expressed ambivalence about preparing for climate change.
It took an incident involving actual injuries to get the Bloomberg administration on the case of PCBs.
State Sen. Cecilia Tkaczyk and opponents of the natural gas drilling technique known as high-volume hydraulic fracturing will introduce a bill to ban "the treatment, discharge, disposal, transportation or storage" of hydrofracking waste products in New York state."
While the FRAC Act would require companies to disclose the chemicals they use, it would not require them to disclose "proprietary chemical formulas." The formulas would be protected by the FRAC Act, the release said.
New York citizens should explore the real story. Hydrofracking is not an answer to our state budget; instead, it creates dismal choices, ravaged land and a lower quality of living for all of us.
Neonicotinoid pesticides are certainly proving to be a bane to the health of the environment, the economy, and the people for their role in the precipitous decline in honey bee populations.
There was no need to debate climate change Friday with renowned author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, who attended a luncheon at the University at Buffalo’s South Campus – just prioritize ideas for changing the current trajectory in a way that’s "fast enough to matter."
The genetically modified apples are produced by Canadian company Okanagan Specialty Fruits, have been under review by U.S. regulatory agencies since 2010. If approved, they would become the second GMO fruit to be allowed in the country.
Federal investigators are looking into reports of fluid leaking from a drum at a polluted former aviation manufacturing site in Port Jefferson Station. The drum was labeled hydrofluoric acid, which is used to make such things as refrigerants.
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