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Today's Environmental News in New York

Man claims he caught three-eyed fish in Gowanus Canal.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-11-10 10:00
When it comes to the question, "will the Gowanus Canal ever produce some sort of mutant being?" - the eyes apparently have it.

Albany County Legislature bans sale of products containing microbeads.

Environmental Health News: New York - Tue, 2015-11-10 10:00
Say goodbye to certain kinds of facial scrubs, body washes and toothpastes in Albany County. On Monday, the Albany County Legislature unanimously voted to take cosmetics containing microbeads off the shelves.

Overreach by New York State on show again in Middleport.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-11-09 10:00
Proof is lacking that arsenic poses any danger to human health by it being in the soil at higher than “normal” levels. The DEC’s determination to get rid of all traces of it anyway, makes this remediation project of questionable value.

North Country aluminum giant Alcoa to lay off 500 in Massena and seal its toxins in riverbed.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-11-09 10:00
While last week's announcement by Alcoa means jobs will be lost, a troubled environmental legacy will linger at its sprawling, 2,700-acre Massena Plant at the Canadian border in St. Lawrence County.

Green-living people seek natural burial options.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-11-06 10:00
Natural burial — the internment of the dead in a simple coffin or shroud without the use of embalming fluids, allowing natural decomposition of the body — is gaining traction.

Pollution must stop: Groups to protest state’s inaction on groundwater contamination.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-11-05 10:00
The state of New York takes land and water pollution very seriously — as long as it’s not the responsible party.

Cheektowaga agrees to state approach for curbing sewage overflows.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-11-02 10:00
Cheektowaga officials have relented and agreed with the state’s proposal to curb sewage overflows into area waterways by first addressing all of the downspouts and sump pumps illegally discharging into the sanitary sewer.

Health impacts of agricultural pesticides.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-11-02 10:00
Many consumers have become concerned with the health impacts of ingesting residual pesticides used to protect fruit and vegetable.

Some tough truths 3 years after Sandy.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-10-29 10:00
We have a tremendous amount of work to do that will require hundreds — not tens — of billions in funding to ensure that New York City, particularly our most vulnerable communities, are safe and resilient for generations.

Sugar maples mysteriously in decline in Adirondacks.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-10-21 10:00
The tree that produces maple syrup is in decline in the Adirondacks - and researchers don't know why, according to a study by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to be published today.

Tensions rise between Cuomo, Entergy over FitzPatrick's future.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-10-21 10:00
As the fate of a nuclear plant in Oswego County hangs in the balance, tensions are rising between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the plant's operators, Entergy.

Canal Corp. to file new PCB dredging plan for Champlain Canal.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-10-21 10:00
The state Canal Corp. intends to issue a new PCB dredging plan for the Champlain Canal on the Hudson River to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next 90 days.

Ulster County panel delays measure to ban microbeads.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-10-21 10:00
Ulster County lawmakers seeking to ban sale of personal care products containing microbeads will have to wait an additional month to set a public hearing on the proposed ban.

Mr. Cuomo's silence on GE.

Environmental Health News: New York - Wed, 2015-10-21 10:00
When it comes to GE and PCBs in the Hudson, Gov. Andrew Cuomo seems to have abdicated his role.
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