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Today's Environmental News in New York

Remembering the historic fight over PCB dredging on the Hudson River.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-05-25 10:00
This summer, General Electric and the Environmental Protection Agency are wrapping up major dredging operations on the upper Hudson River.

Wheatfield, state keep jousting in biosolids dispute.

Environmental Health News: New York - Mon, 2015-05-25 10:00
The state Department of Agriculture & Markets continues to insist that Wheatfield’s law banning the use of biosolids on farm fields is too restrictive. Nevertheless, in correspondence released by the town last week, the department left the door open for further discussions.

Ban microbeads in New York.

Environmental Health News: New York - Sat, 2015-05-23 10:00
Since last year, New York's Legislature has worked to pass a bill that would prohibit the distribution and sale of personal cosmetic products containing microbeads less than 5 millimeters in size. The bill, Microbead-Free Waters Act, passed the Assembly in April.

Jeb Bush on climate change: Not 'highest priority,' some scientists 'arrogant' on debate.

Environmental Health News: New York - Fri, 2015-05-22 10:00
Based on Latino Decisions' polling data, Latinos have labeled climate change as a threat, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a potential Republican Party presidential nominee, the topic should not be the highest priority for the U.S.

NRC gives upbeat Indian Point report at hearing.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:00
Concerns about the May 9 fire at the Indian Point nuclear plant and expansion of a nearby high-pressure natural gas pipeline had some expressing concern and disbelief over federal regulators' actions.

Facing fears of climate change.

Environmental Health News: New York - Thu, 2015-05-21 10:00
While the climate science consensus agrees that greenhouse gases must be reduced, uncertainty revolves around when climate change will reach a point of "irreversibility."
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