Today's Environmental News in New York
Cuomo's dithering on fracking is stalling a game-changer for New York's economy.
Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. spent $2 million on a pro-drilling ad campaign en route to becoming New York’s second-highest spender on lobbying last year, a report Thursday from the state’s ethics board found.
After years of heated debate, the plan of Mayor Bloomberg’s administration and the City Council to reopen an aged waste transfer station on Manhattan's Upper East Side was approved. Christine Quinn has called the waste transfer station a solution to “environmental racism.”
The Town Board Wednesday agreed to forward a proposed ban on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas on to the town planner for review before it goes up for a board vote as a local law.
Alcoa and Reynolds Metals will pay almost $20 million to restore habitat and wildlife on the St. Lawrence River near Massena. The settlement ends a more than 20-year-old lawsuit spearheaded by the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe.
New York state will spend an estimated $795,000 to clean up a former dry cleaners declared toxic by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Lawmakers, like most of us, generally aren’t rocket scientists, nor are they cutting-edge health researchers. So when it comes to genetically modified organisms, they just want what all of us want to know: Are GMOs safe? And should we know if they’re in our food?
The protracted battle between the New York City Department of Education and New York Communities for Change over the removal of toxic light fixtures in schools may soon be over.
Roughly 30 years after contaminants from local industrial operations caused the state Department of Health to issue a warning against eating fish from the Grasse River, two settlements have been reached to help correct the damage that was caused to both local fisheries and the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s heritage.
Alcoa Inc. and Reynolds Metals Co. agreed to pay $18.5 million for having released hazardous material into the St. Lawrence River since the late 1950s, which took a toll on natural resources, recreational fishing and the Mohawk culture.
To combat soaring population and pollution problems in China, a French architecture firm is looking up - and going green.
Whether you feel that natural gas fracking is the economic salvation of New York or an environmental disaster waiting to happen, there is one indisputable fact about it: The science is not in. Not by a long shot. And that’s why a moratorium in New York makes sense.
Opponents of GMOs rail against provision that would limit the courts’ ability to stop food producer Monsanto from growing crops later deemed potentially hazardous.
Who’s more powerful, the world’s largest producer of genetically modified crops or the U.S. government?
One of the Capital Region's largest chemical plants has been hit with its third state pollution fine in less than two years, after air pollution control equipment exploded last fall due to improper operation.
In one New Jersey town, there is a call for toenails. And it’s no laughing matter. Scientists want nail clippings to test the exposure of residents to a carcinogen dumped decades ago.
Yes, Gov. Cuomo should get off his duff and put a stop to the charade that he’s been conducting on this issue since the day he first took office. But he’s right about this much: If the proponents of fracking ever want to see it in New York, they are going to have to persuade the people of their case.
More than 100 current and former Nassau Coliseum employees have begun the process of filing lawsuits alleging that long-term exposure to asbestos at the county-owned arena made them seriously ill, according to court documents.
Yes, last week's appeals court case challenging a ruling that a town can decide its fracking fate through zoning has huge implications for our area.
Employees at Google offices near the tech giant's California headquarters were exposed to high levels of hazardous chemicals for at least two months, according to an new eye-opening investigative report.
Nearly five months after Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York City, residents and business owners are still struggling to rebuild their lives, both economically and psychologically. Neighborhoods like Breezy Point, Coney Island and the Financial District have become symbols of Hurricane Sandy's ferocity.
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