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Adrian Benepe (file / credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Adrian Benepe Stepping Down As NYC Parks Commissioner

The New York City Parks Department will be getting a new commissioner, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported. Benepe will be replaced by Veronica White.

06/19/2012

Fracking Rig (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Full New Jersey Assembly To Vote On Fracking Measure

A bill passed the Assembly Environment Committee that would limit the treatment, disposal, and storage of the waste water from the controversial procedure, WCBS 880′s Levon Putney.

06/15/2012

Stryofoam Marionettes at City Hall - New York, NY - Apr 30, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Styrofoam Marionettes Used At City Hall To Protest Lunch Trays In NYC Schools

Giant styrofoam marionettes were used at City Hall on Monday to protest the use of the material in New York City school lunch trays, WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reported.

05/01/2012

Riverfront Park - Newark, NJ (credit: Newark Riverfront Revival)

WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ Episode 6: Recycling A River

The Passaic River was where they made Agent Orange for the Vietnam war, and then the dioxin was dumped, which ravaged the river. But now, a rebirth is underway, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot reported.

04/27/2012

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef flanked by Jonathan Drapkin and Adam Bosch of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress - Tarrytown, NY - Apr 26, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

County Executives Want More Information On Tappan Zee Bridge

Westchester County and Rockland County executives want mass transit support to be an essential part of the bridge.

04/26/2012

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WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ – Episode 3: To Frack Or Not To Frack In New York

New York is considering allowing hydraulic fracturing in the Catskills. “Fracking” is a controversial method of drilling for natural gas beneath shale rock.

04/25/2012

Hampton Bays Middle School

LI School Honored As One Of The Greenest In The Nation

A middle school on Long Island was recently recognized as one of the greenest in the country.

04/24/2012

Hiking in Hunterdon County, New Jersey (credit: Wayne Cabot / WCBS 880)

WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ – Episode 2: Opening New Jersey To For-Profit Logging

A bill making its way through the New Jersey State Senate would open up municipal lands and open spaces to logging for profit.

04/24/2012

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5 Songs For Earth Day

Here are 5 songs for Earth Day, to keep you rocking and keep you thinking about the environment.

04/09/2012

Hydrofracking (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Debate Over Gas Drilling Continues In New York

Environmentalists say gas drilling risks contaminated water wells and air pollution. The industry says those fears are exaggerated and that the process been used safely on tens of thousands of wells.

03/31/2012

Long Island Rail Road station - Glen Cove, NY (file / credit: Glen Cove Community Development Agency)

Glen Cove Site Cleaned Up For Redevelopment

The Gladsky Marine Site in Glen Cove used to be one very dirty place. But now it’s been cleaned up as apart of an EPA conservation program and will soon be included in the town’s waterfront revitalization project.

11/29/2011

Lynbrook, NY (file / credit: Village of Lynbrook)

Lynbrook Going Green With Solar Street Lights

The village of Lynbrook is going green, launching a major new lighting project that brings solar and other energy efficient lighting throughout the village.

11/16/2011

Rep. Nan Hayworth promotes PACE loans - Bedford Hills, NY - Oct 18, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Rep. Nan Hayworth Promotes Tax Assessment Credits For Energy Efficiency

Homeowners seeking dollars for clean energy and efficiency improvements through property tax assessments may find such programs unavailable. That’s thanks to what Rep. Nan Hayworth sees as an overreach by the fedeoverseers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

10/18/2011

Solar-powered carport outside the H. Lee Dennison Building - Hauppauge, NY - Oct 13, 2011 (credit: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880)

Suffolk County Opens Solar Carport In Hauppauge

Suffolk County is continuing to try and lead the way in renewable energy with the opening of a new solar energy project in the county seat.

10/13/2011

Smog over Lower Manhattan is seen from the Empire State Building - New York, NY (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

New Push To Clear The Air After Report On Tri-State Area Smog

The advocacy organization Environment New York says the New York City, Newark, and Bridgeport statistical area no. 5 among the regions in the nation for the most hazardous air days so far this year.

09/22/2011

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