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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 …

Environment

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, …

Water

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> …

Biological Species

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 …

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 …

“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 …

Water

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

U.S. Air Force

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 …

Water

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 …

Water

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 …

Climate

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

Hundreds march through Buffalo protesting Dakota Access pipeline

<b>BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)</b> — More than a hundred people marched through the streets of downtown Buffalo Sunday to protest the Dakota Access pipeline.<p>People …

Environment

President Trump Prepares to Withdraw from Groundbreaking Climate Change Agreement, Transition Official Says

The United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed U.S. President …

Climate

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

For Release: Wednesday, February 1, 2017<p>DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights<p>ECO Actions for Mid-January<p>New York State Department of …

Crime

We Are NY Renews

Dump fund credit shifts

<i>Albany</i><p>More of a state tax break program meant to encourage rebuilding on polluted land is going to actual cleanups, and less to the buildings …

Taxes

New Yorkers plan campaign for a state constitutional right to clean air and water

EffectiveNY and Environmental Advocates of New York (EANY) have initiated a draft of a New York State constitutional amendment right to clean air and …

Climate

Advocates push for state amendment that would protect right to drinkable water

Protesters against the Pilgrim Pipeline gather at the steps of New York’s Capitol Building. (Photo by Ali Hibbs / Spotlight News)<p><b>ALBANY —</b> During his …

Rights & Freedoms

Road, wilderness options debated for Adirondack ponds

Albany<p>Few would not agree that the Boreas Ponds provide a unique setting, even for the Adirondacks, since they sit just south of the region's High …

Road Trips

Lead Testing Continues In New York Schools Until October 31st

Education

Farm Conservation Programs Cost Billions and Have Mixed Results

The federal government has paid farmers billions of dollars over the years to mitigate the environmental damage caused by industrial agriculture. …

Agriculture