Today's Environmental News in New York
When it comes to the question, "will the Gowanus Canal ever produce some sort of mutant being?" - the eyes apparently have it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The state of New York takes land and water pollution very seriously — as long as it’s not the responsible party.
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.
Many consumers have become concerned with the health impacts of ingesting residual pesticides used to protect fruit and vegetable.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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