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New York to Ban Fracking Based on Adverse Health Data (Lawsuits Likely to Follow)

Andrew Lieb | Posted 02.18.2015 | New York
Andrew Lieb

New York's move should motivate the Erin Brokoviches of this world to start their lawsuits against companies involved in fracking based on the plethora of adverse health data exposed.

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home -- Part Two

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

When someone's son or daughter is killed in Yorkville by a garbage truck, it will indeed not be an accident. It will be a predicted and preventable death.

Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking Four Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.01.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Why is he building a massive garbage dump in a fragile wetland on the waterfront of a residential neighborhood, right in front of public housing, next to an athletic facility used by 34,000 city kids and in the worst kind of flood zone?

Murdering Swans

Karl Grossman | Posted 05.25.2014 | New York
Karl Grossman

What's with the plan of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to slaughter all 2,200 mute swans -- those beautiful, elegant, graceful birds -- in the state?

New York State Hearing Shows Ivory Crisis Should Be Everyone's Concern

John F. Calvelli | Posted 03.21.2014 | Green
John F. Calvelli

That campaign, based on the number of African elephants killed daily in 2012 due to poaching, is aimed at educating the public about ivory trade and consumption.

Is A Jaguar Running Loose In The Hamptons?

Posted 09.11.2012 | New York

The Hamptons may be well-accustomed to spotting jaguars in the form of luxury sports cars, but swift, four-legged felines? Patch reports investigat...

Will Gov. Cuomo Listen to the Lobbyists and Gas Industry Consultants? Or the Citizens of New York?

Gabe Elsner | Posted 10.16.2012 | New York
Gabe Elsner

Mounting evidence suggests that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is eschewing science and public concerns in an effort to curry favor with the gas industry.

New York's Fracking Math Problems

Dave Colavito | Posted 07.02.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

It's puzzling for some of us to reconcile the continuing rise of gasoline prices with the current boom in domestic oil and natural gas production. W...

Fracking: Ban It

Dave Colavito | Posted 04.04.2012 | New York
Dave Colavito

NY Governor Cuomo and DEC Commissioner Martens should be commended for their deliberative efforts to regulate high volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) thus far in our state, but the time has come for both men to lead.

Will New Yorkers Veto Cuomo's Fracking Guidelines?

Alison Rose Levy | Posted 02.01.2012 | Green
Alison Rose Levy

Nearly two thousand attended the meeting, hosted by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), to permit public spoken comment on the 15,000 page SGEIS guidelines it had produced at Governor Cuomo's request to fast-track fracking in New York State.

New York's Exciting Experiment in Green Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 01.14.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

Water quality in the New York Harbor, the Long Island Sound and the Hudson and East Rivers has improved dramatically in recent decades thanks to the success of national, state and local-level policies and regulations.

DANGEROUS NY Plant Causes Blindness, Spreading Across State

Posted 09.05.2011 | New York

The giant hogweed is a stunning plant--reaching up to 12 feet tall with flowers as big as umbrellas-- but it's also dangerous. Its sap can cause thir...

The Pete Grannis Dismissal: A New Low

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

To dismiss an unquestionably honest, highly regarded environmentalist who has devoted his professional life to public service is a new low for the Paterson administration.

New York To Kill 170,000 Geese

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's geese are dead birds squawking. The state plans to eliminate 170,000 Canada geese. That means two-thirds of the current population co...

How to Save One Million Fish Every Hour

Peter Hanlon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter Hanlon

As 2009 drew to a close, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation quietly issued a decision that will dramatically decrease the destruction of fish within Long Island's south shore estuary.

New York Water Supply Threatened By Mercury Found In Eagles

New York Times | Anthony DePalma | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"If mercury is affecting them, it eventually is going to affect us, as well," Ms. White said. Eagle chicks elsewhere in New York also were tested for...