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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 …

Activism

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 …

Sea Level

GOP Votes to End Rule Stopping Coal Debris From Being Dumped in Streams

(WASHINGTON) — Moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama's legacy on the environment and other issues, House Republicans approved a measure …

Government

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 …

Environment

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 …

Environment

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 …

Environment

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 …

Lead Testing Continues In New York Schools Until October 31st

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. …

Using sensors to spoon-feed crops with extreme precision

Watch Video | Listen to the Audio<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> Now: a look at trying to clean up the water supply in the country’s heartland.For decades, American …

Agriculture

Target Hits Bullseye As Top 2016 US Corporate Solar Installer

<b>Published on</b> October 23rd, 2016 | <i>by Adam Johnston</i><p>0<p>October 23rd, 2016 by <b>Adam Johnston</b><p>Target has hit a solar energy bullseye.<p>The Minneapolis-based …

Dangerous Metals Found in Latest Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill

The record-breaking flood of the Neuse River inundated three inactive coal ash ponds for five days last week from the Duke Energy H.F. Lee facility, …

Energy Industry

Historical records may underestimate sea level rise

A new NASA and university study using NASA satellite data finds that tide gauges — the longest and highest-quality records of historical ocean water …

Global Warming

Can we learn to hate plastic shopping bags?

BY<p>SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2016<p>Paper or save a tree?” Given the dominance of plastic shopping bags today, it’s hard to believe that 30 years ago …

School water tests find lead

School water tests find lead Fifteen districts in area have elevated levels Fifteen Capital Region school districts received water test results over …

Flint

Elevated levels of lead found in water in Lackawanna schools

Parents of children in Lackawanna city schools received a letter Thursday informing them of elevated levels of lead in water from multiple …

LeBrun: Health Department's Zucker in hotseat

Last week's joint legislative hearing in Albany on the Hoosick Falls water crisis and the state's faulty response was a giant leap forward in getting …

Hoosick Falls hearing turns into 5-hour grilling for state officials

ALBANY— Wednesday’s hearing on Hoosick Falls and water pollution issues turned into a five-hour grilling of state health commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker and other officials who organized the state’s response to the crisis.<p>The hearings were intended to take a broad look at water quality issues across …

Water

Cuomo Calls for New Water Quality Protections Through Letter to EPA

Cuomo is calling for new water quality protections in a letter to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Environmental …

Mexico Will Launch Carbon Pricing In November

<b>Published on</b> September 7th, 2016 | <i>by Sandy Dechert</i><p>0<p>September 7th, 2016 by <b>Sandy Dechert</b><p>On Monday, September 7 (the Labor Day holiday in the US), the …

This Creepy Banned Chemical Is Still in Absolutely Everything

Last week, after years of deliberation, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it will finally ban most antimicrobial chemicals—including …

Chemicals

Souvenir Buyers Are Dooming This 500-Million-Year-Old Creature

Humans have for centuries coveted the chambered nautilus for its elegantly spiraled shell. But too much beauty can be a dangerous gift. We buy …

Oceans

NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

For Release: Wednesday, September 7, 2016<p>DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights<p>ECO Actions for Mid to Late August<p>New York State Department …

Republican State AGs Met With Coal Companies Before Filing Against The EPA’s Carbon Rule

Republican State AGs Met With Coal, Electricity Companies Before Filing Against The EPA’s Carbon Rule<p>Private meetings with the attorneys general cost …

City to expand organics collection program to nearly 1 million residents

The Sanitation Department will announce on Monday that it is expanding its pilot organics collection program, drawing nearly 1 million New Yorkers into the endeavor so far.<p>Isolating organics, such as food and yard waste, is a crucial element of Mayor Bill de Blasio's goal to cut landfill waste by …

Bill de Blasio