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Coastal wetlands could prot...

Coastal wetlands could protect New York City from storms - and the Nature Conservancy is spreading the word

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The Nature Conservancy is teaching New Yorkers about the protective natural ecosystems in the city

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on Jul 26, 2014 at 01:20 PM

EPA Air Pollution Settlement with DuPont Chemical Facility in Tonawanda, NY; Approved by Federal Court (NY)

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(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that a legal agreement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (DuPont) has been approved by the District Court for the Western District of New York. Under the agreement, DuPont will comply with air pollution control measures required by...

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on Jul 22, 2014 at 04:22 PM

New York environment regulators seek summer shutdown at Indian Point

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(Reuters) - New York state environmental regulators are proposing shutting the giant Indian Point nuclear power plant to protect fish in the Hudson River during summer months, when demand for electricity for air-conditioning is greatest.

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on Jul 21, 2014 at 10:20 PM

New Treatment Technology to be Added to Wastewater Treatment Plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund Site in Nassau, New York (NY)

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(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that an additional treatment technology will be added to the existing treatment plant at the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund site in Nassau, Rensselaer County, New York. The plant, which began operating in January 2014, is tr...

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on Jul 21, 2014 at 04:23 PM
Debriefing: A Mission to Se...

Debriefing: A Mission to Separate Organic Waste in New York City Trash

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Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott, sanitation workers, are on a mission to transform the way New Yorkers deal with food waste.

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on Jul 18, 2014 at 05:20 PM

U.S. Raises Threat of a New York Quake

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Seismologists based their projections on a lower likelihood of slow shaking from an earthquake occurring near New York City, which typically causes more damage to taller structures.

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on Jul 17, 2014 at 11:50 PM
Students spend their summer...

Students spend their summer protecting New York City from the devastating Asian longhorned beetle

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Four college students are dedicating their summer to looking for signs of the Asian longhorned beetle in Prospect Park.

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on Jul 17, 2014 at 08:51 PM

EPA Proposes PCB Cleanup Plan for Lower Ley Creek Portion of Onondaga Lake Superfund Site Located in Town of Salina, New York; Public Meeting to Be Held on July 29 in the Town of Salina Town Hall (NY)

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(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated soil and sediment at the Lower Ley Creek area of the Onondaga Lake Superfund Site located in the Town of Salina, Onondaga County, New York. Discharges from nearby industries and a landfill have con...

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on Jul 15, 2014 at 07:51 PM

2014 NY State Legislative Environmental Wrap-Up

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Richard Schrader, New York Legislative Director, New York:The New York legislative session typically ends with many bills being debated and passed in the last few weeks. But the usual journalistic metaphor of a “flurry of bills” seems, for once, too subdued. From June 3 to June 20,...

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on Jul 13, 2014 at 04:59 AM
New York Won't Keep Oil Tra...

New York Won't Keep Oil Train Details Secret

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's homeland security agency is refusing requests from freight railroads to further restrict public information about their crude oil shipments, concluding it's not sensitive security information and will be given to local emergency planners.Federal officials reached a similar conclusion in June, ordering railroads to give state officials details about oil-train route...

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on Jul 13, 2014 at 04:50 AM