The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that draft regulations for industrial gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale through fracking will be issued at the same time as the environmental
The extreme weather of this summer was both dramatic and devastating here in the US. But the news cycle being what it is, our attention has moved on to other issues and other stories. Meanwhile, residents, businesses
Jeremy Lowengard of East Harlem in New York City is a member of the national Student Conservation Association, and on his profile wrote that he loves "being outdoors and working with my hands." But on a visit
Photo: Simon Aughton
Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals hopes to raise $1 million for abused farm animals across North America. The walk, which will take place in 35 cities, increases awareness of wide spread abuse of farm animals, particularly on
Barely two weeks after New York Governor Cuomo announced an end to the moratorium on fracking in the state, reports are coming out about his live-in girlfriend having potential ties to the petroleum industry—but
As of today, New Yorkers can recycle their electronics—computers, TVs, DVD players, etc.—at no charge. The Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act, which was signed into law last year but goes into effect today,
This past Thursday, the state of New York purchased a conservation easement for $30 million to protect 89,000 acres of Adirondack forest. Development will be prohibited on the land, and public rights to roughly 30 miles of fishing
This weekend, Governor Paterson ordered a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, that will last until July. But it's only on certain kinds of drilling—horizontal wells as opposed to vertical
When New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced the 59-point-plan, "FoodWorks," yesterday, she unveiled the city's latest move to reduce its environmental footprint, and boost the local economy and health of
If all goes well between now and Halloween, Griffis Sculpture Park in upstate New York will be ready for the occasion with its very own colony of bats, thanks to the artsy "Bat Tower" being built to draw the pest-fighting pollinators to the area.
New York City and New York State may not be the first places that come to mind when you think of places leading in the use of solar energy, but a pending piece of landmark legislation might work to change that. The New York Solar
U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technicians collect a stream sample from Hallocks Mill Brook downstream of the outfall of one of the wastewater treatment plants investigated. Photo courtesy of USGS.
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