Today's Environmental News in New York
A group of angry elected officials want to know why a 2-year-old girl, who has lived her entire life in public housing, has dangerously high levels of lead in her blood.
A group of environmentalists and elected officials renewed their call Tuesday for a broader cleanup of the upper-Hudson River as a final year of dredging looms.
The trouble is, the canal is nearly impassable for cargo vessels due to PCBs that have filled up the navigation channel.
Toxic toys are partly to blame for increasing kids' cancer rates and developmental disabilities, advocate says.
Child advocates say some of the increase in child cancer rates can be attributed to toys parents give their children and the clothes they put on their backs.
An oil spill of up to 200 gallons by Lake Oscawana in Putnam Valley has residents worried about their well water.
When tests showed Helen Jackson’s 2-year-old daughter had dangerous levels of toxic lead in her blood, the worried mom instantly suspected her public housing apartment.
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