Today's Environmental News in New York
Residents who spoke Monday at a public hearing on Wheatfield’s proposed law banning use or storage of products derived from sewage sludge remained unhappy that the law doesn’t shut down the Quasar Energy Group plant on Liberty Drive.
Building new or expanding existing anaerobic digestion facilities in West Seneca was put on hold Monday night, when the Town Board unanimously approved a six-month moratorium during which it will address concerns about such operations.
A special City Council meeting to vote on issuing subpoenas to investigate city activities at the King Street and King Fuels demolition sites has been called. The ongoing review by the council has caused political turmoil in the city.
Some $3.4 million is on the way to the city of Hornell to finance the first major upgrade of its water pollution control plant in almost 30 years.
A national climate assessment released last week provides citizens with insight of the potential impact of climate change on the United States, and things don’t look good for the Empire State. Specifically, infrastructure, agriculture, fisheries, ecosystems and even health are being compromised.
Fracking proponents and critics agree that in total, the state is never likely to come close to spewing out as much gas as the wells just across the border in Pennsylvania. It’s all a matter of geography and geology.
More than half of the private wells in the Town of East Fishkill have higher concentrations of sodium from road salt than some government health standards recommend, according to a new study by local scientists.
Amid rumors of expansion plans and a recent operational hiccup at an anaerobic digestion plant in the Town of West Seneca, lawmakers want a moratorium on new or expanded operations at such facilities.
Islip Town's Roberto Clemente Park, where tons of asbestos-laden debris was dumped, became ground zero in the heated race in the 3rd State Senate District last week, although it wasn't always clear whether the combatants were acting as candidates or advocates and town officials.
If you look through the 860-page report, the work of more than 300 scientists and government officials, you can't avoid a troubling conclusion: A lot of what we are accustomed to, some of which we hold dear, is about to vanish or be dramatically altered by climate change.
Scientists are searching the Hudson for sediment left behind by 2011's tropical storms to better understand how the river responds to intense weather.
New orders put needed pressure on the state Department of Environmental Conservation to stick to its promised scrutiny of Global Companies, on the federal government to release the new tank car rules quickly, and on oil shippers to live up to their safety commitments — all before this crude oil tsunami drowns us all.
Excessive levels of nitrogen from wastewater, septic systems and other sources are increasingly harming Long Island salt marshes that provide protection from storm surges and flooding, the state Department of Environmental Conservation said yesterday.
Nitrogen pollution continues to threaten vulnerable marshlands that serve as natural buffers, causing losses of critical areas along the South Shore of Long Island and diminishing their ability to protect coastal communities, according to a study released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Thursday.
The Town of Islip is preparing lawsuits to recoup money from contractors who may be criminally charged by the Suffolk County district attorney for illegally dumping asbestos-filled debris inside Roberto Clemente Park in Brentwood, officials said Wednesday.
An environmentalist who is running for the New York State Senate against Islip Town Councilman Anthony Senft Thursday pressed for federal and state investigations into the illegal dumping of tons of asbestos-laden materials into Brentwood's Roberto Clemente Park.
A Long Island park has been padlocked and closed as law enforcement officials try to solve the mystery of who dumped asbestos-contaminated soil and debris there as part of what was supposed to be an improvement project.
Fern Rostas is worried, very worried, about her soon to be 5-year-old grandson. "He's been coughing," she said Wednesday. "It seems like a lot of people around here have been coughing," her neighbor, Mike Morales, said.
The sale and use of liquid waste from hydraulic fracturing will be banned in Suffolk County under an aquifer-protection bill expected to be signed by the county executive this month.
Welcome to the climate future of New York: warmer, wetter, with more disease-carrying ticks and mosquitoes and more allergy-causing pollen, according to the National Climate Assessment issued on Tuesday by the federal government, which looks at how climate change is expected to affect the U.S.
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