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Adirondack Groups Say Cuomo’s Luxury Campsite Plan Violates State Constitution

A proposal by Governor Andrew Cuomo to construct “glamping” — glamorous camping — facilities in the middle of the Adirondack Forest Preserve has …

Rights & Freedoms

Four of upstate's biggest wastewater polluters can be found in Buffalo Niagara

Four of the seven upstate New York communities reporting the biggest sewage-and-stormwater releases into lakes and rivers since May are in the …

Health survey targets 3 areas contaminated with PFOA

<i>Albany</i>Bennington College and several scientists and former environmental regulators are teaming up to conduct an informal health survey analyzing six …

Water

Florida governor remains unsure about climate change after Hurricane Irma

MIAMI — Gov. Rick Scott is again weathering criticism over global warming in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and won't say if he believes man-made climate change is real.<p>“Clearly our environment changes all the time, and whether that’s cycles we’re going through or whether that’s man-made, I wouldn’t …

Climate

Three weeks later, more than 100,000 Atlantic salmon could still be in local waters

Despite the efforts of local fishing fleets, more than 100,000 Atlantic salmon are estimated to still be roaming West Coast waters.<p>On Aug. 19 a fish …

Calif. Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Major Reform of Kids’ Lead Testing Program

Kids

De Blasio Vows to Cut Emissions in New York’s Larger Buildings

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said that he wants to force landlords to retrofit old buildings — including apartment houses, office buildings and warehouses, with more than 25,000 square feet of space — to make them more energy efficient.<p>The plan, which could affect as many as 23,000 buildings in …

Bill de Blasio

N.Y., Pa., and Del. move toward Delaware River frack ban

Officials responsible for protecting water in the Delaware River region across three states took a step Wednesday to ban natural gas …

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Five states sue Trump administration over delayed fuel-economy fines

New York, California, and three other U.S. states on Monday are suing the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher "gas-guzzler" …

Eric Schneiderman

Albany mayoral forum on environmental health raises candidate concerns and election tension

On Thursday, Sept. 7, the Environmental Advocates of New York and League of Women Voters hosted a forum at the First Unitarian Universalist Society …

September 8, 2017: Conor Bambrick and Jackson Morris | Member Supported Public Television, Radio

Capitol Pressroom<p>September 8, 2017: Conor Bambrick and Jackson Morris<p>by<p>September 8, 2017<p>Energy stakeholders in New York are dipping their toes into …

3,500 NYers Tell Cuomo: Don’t Turn Albany into Oilbany!

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2017<p><b>Request Follows Grounding of Barge Carrying 2.5M Gallons of Gasoline in Hudson River</b><p>Albany – More than 3,500 New …

Chipping Away at 80K Unregulated Chemicals | Environmental Advocates of New York

The SFY2017-18 budget proved to be a good one for water, with some major victories. One we led the way on, in a battle against the chemical industry, …

44 viable eggs found of one of the most endangered turtles on the planet

<b>With fewer than five female Burmese roofed turtles remaining in the wild, the discovery and protection of two viable egg clutches is cause for</b> …

Donald Trump's War on Wildlife: Trump Lifts Ban on Shooting Hibernating Bears, Trapping Resting Wolves, Other Wildlife Protection Laws

The signed measure allows hunters to shoot hibernating bears, set up traps when wolves are resting with their cubs and use aircraft to track and kill …

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

India's Most Polluted River Actually Bubbles With Toxic Foam

Nearly one billion Hindus worship the Yamuna River as a goddess. They consider it nearly as sacred as the mighty Ganges, and yet it is dying. The …

Pollution

“If We Lose The EPA, We Lose Lake Erie” — Dr. Jeff Reutter

<b>Published on</b> April 12th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>April 12th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>The assault by the Trump maladministration on the EPA was of grave …

London's toxic air pollution is killing thousands every year

Decades ago, London suffocated under poisonous smogs. Now, deadly air is back.<p>Diesel-burning vehicles are causing record levels of pollution linked to thousands of deaths in the United Kingdom, and the British government could face fines from the European Court of Justice if the smog is not …

Environment

US delays G7 climate statement

Nations attending a G7 summit could not release a joint climate statement at the end of a meeting this week because the Trump administration is …

Climate

Great Barrier Reef at 'terminal stage': scientists despair at latest coral bleaching data

‘Last year was bad enough, this is a disaster,’ says one expert as Australia Research Council finds fresh damage across 8,000km<p>• ‘Australia’s politicians have betrayed the reef and only the people can save it’<p>Back-to-back severe bleaching events have affected two-thirds of Australia’s Great Barrier …

Oceans

DEC denies permit for Northern Access Pipeline

New York state has denied a permit to National Fuel Gas to build the Northern Access Pipeline, citing concerns about impacts on wetlands, streams, …

Environment

Coalition of 17 states challenges Trump over climate change policy

A coalition led by New York state insists the Trump administration has a legal obligation to regulate the emission of carbon pollution: ‘The law is clear’<p>A coalition of 17 US states filed a legal challenge on Wednesday against efforts by Donald Trump’s administration to roll back climate change …

Climate

Trump Rollback of Clean Power Plan Means More Childhood Asthma, Premature Deaths

Clean Power Plan

Trump Signs Executive Order Unwinding Obama Climate Policies

WASHINGTON — President Trump, flanked by company executives and miners, signed a long-promised executive order on Tuesday to nullify President Barack Obama’s climate change efforts and revive the coal industry, effectively ceding American leadership in the international campaign to curb the …

Climate

Schumer: DoD balking at Stewart ANG cleanup is 'outrageous'

TOWN OF NEWBURGH – Sen. Charles Schumer is calling “outrageous” news that the Department of Defense might seek to evade responsibility for cleaning …

This polluted lake shows why we need environment protections

March 29, 2017 — When I visited Onondaga Lake in 1999 as part of research I did as a student at Cornell, there was no evidence the lake was once home …

Residents voice concern over poor quality of Great Lakes

There was not a plastic water bottle in sight, when more than 100 people attended a public meeting on Great Lakes Water Quality on Tuesday night.<p>And …

N.Y. AG vows to fight Trump climate rollback

ALBANY - New York's top attorney says he will turn to the courts to try and block President Trump's efforts to roll back federal restrictions on …

Trump's order on Clean Power Plan good for Russia, bad for US: Syracuse profs

The power plan would have saved thousands of lives, one study found

Climate