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Oil Pipeline Worries

Opposition Growing Against Proposed N.Y.-N.J. Oil Pipeline

Opposition is picking up steam as residents learn more about the proposed 178-mile oil pipeline.

05/20/2014

Times Square (credit: AFP PHOTO/Stan Honda)

Ecofest Celebrates 25 Years Of Green Education And Efforts

Ecofest celebrated its 25th anniversary in Times Square Sunday, with an assortment of children’s concerts and performances and some lessons in going green for people of all ages.

08/25/2013

Wayne, N.J., playground and dog park (credit: CBS 2)

Wayne, N.J. Residents: Are Playground And Dog Park Toxic?

The former home of the W.R. Grace industrial site was once a toxic dump with radioactive soil. But after years of cleanup, the Environmental Protection Agency says the land is now safe.

CBS 2–08/07/2013

Food scraps (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Poised To Expand Food Scrap Composting Plan

In the coming years, New York City is looking at building a plant that would turn table scraps and egg shells into biogas to generate electricity.

06/17/2013

Trash piles up in the city (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Residents Make A Stink Over Proposed Bensonhurst Garbage Transfer Facility

Many Bensonhurst residents are still recovering from Superstorm Sandy, they told CBS 2’s Steve Langford that a new trash dump is the last thing they need.

04/28/2013

Kids in Brooklyn spent the day learning more about how they can help the environment. (Credit: FasTracKidsNy)

Kids Spend The Day Learning To Do Their Part For The Environment

Kids and their parents spent the day in Park Slope learning more about how they can do their part to help the planet.

04/27/2013

FILE - A taxi sign is seen in New York City (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Unveils First All-Electric Taxis

Six Nissan Leaf cabs will go into service Monday. Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky said the new taxis are zero-emission vehicles that are better for the environment.

04/22/2013

5 Boro Green Roof Garden on Randall's Island - April 18, 2013 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Inaccessible New York Earth Day Special: The 5 Boro Green Roof Garden

In our series, Inaccessible New York, we’ve been visiting places that are off limits to the public. Well, this one has a twist.

04/22/2013

Fracking equipment in South Montrose, Pa. (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New York State May Suspend Decision On Fracking Until 2015

The New York State Assembly voted Wednesday to suspend until 2015 any action on allowing gas drilling using fracking.

03/06/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets a pizza from the Neapolitan Express food truck in City Hall Park - Feb. 21, 2013 (credit: Edward Reed/Mayor's Office)

Mayor Bloomberg Unveils NYC’s First Green Food Truck

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and T. Boone Pickens took to City Hall Park on Thursday to unveil the Neapolitan Express, the first ever food truck completely powered by compressed natural gas.

02/21/2013

Individuals protesting fracking in New York - Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: New Yorkers Oppose Fracking By Narrow Margin

A poll suggests New York voter sentiment has shifted from support of shale gas drilling to opposition by a narrow margin.

01/17/2013

Air Pollution In New York

Studies Show Air Pollution May Be Even More Dangerous Than Thought

Air pollution has now been linked to everything from heart attacks to cancer and strokes, but now, research is pointing to more widespread health effects – and people may be at risk even when pollution levels are deemed safe.

12/04/2012

New Rochelle City Hall (credit: Google Maps)

New Rochelle Considers Nixing Free Parking For City Hall Workers

If your employer made you pay to park at work, you’d probably be pretty upset.

10/10/2012

"Fast Lane" by Unstitched Utilities

New Jersey Company Uses Tyvek To Create ‘Vegan’ Footwear

In this age when we are struggling with climate change and other environmental issues, people are looking for products that are eco-friendly.

10/10/2012

MetroCard (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

MTA Proposes ‘Green Fee’ On New MetroCards

The proposed surcharge will generate about $20 million a year, which will go into the agency’s operating budget. That includes an estimated $2 million saved by printing fewer MetroCards.

07/27/2012

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