Bloomberg said the city’s Clean Heat program has reduced toxic soot in the air by 23 percent in four years.
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.
Experts said the air was safe to breathe again Monday afternoon at the site of a train derailment in South Jersey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The independent report questions the whole decision-making process in New York’s penchant for regulation of businesses.
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 […]