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Air Quality Concerns At L.I. High School After Several Teachers Become Ill

Lawrence High School has launched a new series of air quality tests after officials said several educators came down with mold-related illnesses.

04/09/2014

Bystanders cover their faces from smoke as they watch the scene of an explosion and building collapse at Park Avenue and East 116th Street in Harlem on March 12, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Acrid, Smoky Air Overwhelms Neighbors After East Harlem Explosion

The scene of the massive explosion in East Harlem Wednesday was a cause for concern as the street filled with dust and smoke.

03/12/2014

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Bloomberg: New Yorkers Breathing Easier Thanks To Clean-Air Program

Bloomberg said the city’s Clean Heat program has reduced toxic soot in the air by 23 percent in four years.

09/26/2013

Entrance to Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island (file / credit: MATT CAMPBELL/AFP/Getty Images)

High School Students Study ‘Cancer Alley’ Near Fresh Kills Landfill

Two high school seniors from Staten Island Technical High School are up for the $75,000 Intel science prize tonight for their research on dangerous air around us.

05/16/2013

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Experts: Air Safe To Breathe Again Near N.J. Derailment Site

Experts said the air was safe to breathe again Monday afternoon at the site of a train derailment in South Jersey.

12/03/2012

FILE - Children play in water sprayed from a fire hydrant in the Bronx. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Residents Feeling The Heat With Thursday Shaping Up To Be Even Hotter

On Thursday, it will be very hot and humid with a high near the record of 97, last reached in 1988, according to AccuWeather. RealFeel temperatures are expected to be between 100 and 105 on Thursday.

06/20/2012

2nd Avenue subway construction (credit: CBS 2)

MTA: Air Safe Around 2nd Avenue Subway

It may be ugly and noisy, but there is good news for those living around the 2nd Avenue Subway construction site, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported.

06/08/2012

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No Relief In Sight: Heat Wave Continues To Grip Tri-State Area

The next three days are expected to see temperatures in the middle to upper 90′s. AccuWeather RealFeel temps could hit 105 to 110 degrees each afternoon.

07/20/2011

A man tries to cool himself with a bottle of water in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New Yorkers Feeling The Heat, And It’s Going To Stick Around For A While

The Tri-State may be in for one of the hottest weeks of the summer. Since the mercury has topped 90 degrees for three straight days, the area is officially in its first heat wave of the season — and it won’t be cooling off any time soon.

07/18/2011

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Air Quality A Major Concern During Tri-State’s Sweltering Heat Wave

As high heat and humidity mix with pollution from power plants and motor vehicles, emergency health advisories and warnings were issued. Poor air quality can be very harmful, especially for those with asthma.

06/09/2011

Smog Over Manhattan Skyline (credit: Hefeking/Flickr)

American Lung Association Gives Several NY Counties Failing Grades For Air Quality

For the 12th straight year, Suffolk County has received a failing grade from the American Lung Association for having the worst ozone pollution in New York.

04/27/2011

A police car is seen in a pedestrian plaza at Times Square - New York, NY - Oct 5, 2010 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Touts Times Square Air Quality, With President Clinton In Tow

Rather than budget cuts, a blizzard fiasco and the need to dump his schools chancellor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg had good news on Wednesday: he said the air is cleaner in Times Square since he banned cars.

04/13/2011

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Study: NY’s Regulatory System Gets D+

The independent report questions the whole decision-making process in New York’s penchant for regulation of businesses.

11/25/2010

Air Quality Report – July 7

Did you see Dr. Holly Phillip’s story on air quality during the heat wave, and how to avoid the associated health problems when air quality deteriorates during CBS 2 HD News at 5? For more […]

CBS New York–07/31/2010