Environment

The solar "field of dreams" at Point Lookout - Hempstead, NY - Sep 21, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Hempstead Uses Solar To Cut Energy Bill At Building By 75 Percent

One town on Long Island has a taken a big leap into the green movement.

09/21/2011

Electrical Outlet (credit: clipart.com)

Work To Start On Wood-Burning Power Plant In Connecticut

Have you ever wondered what happens to construction debris? In Connecticut, a lot of money is spent shipping it to landfills out of state.

08/24/2011

Paper Shopping Bags (credit: clipart.com)

Suffolk County Legislator Wants Fees For Paper, Plastic Bags At Grocery Stores

If you are going to put your groceries in a paper or plastic bag, Vivian Viloria-Fisher wants to put a 5-cent charge on every bag you use.

08/16/2011

LIPA Truck (file / credit: Long Island Power Authority)

Environmentalist Takes On LIPA For Not Using Energy Saving Program

The Long Island Power Authority’s Edge program calls on 36,000 volunteers to raise air conditioner temperature levels and shut off pool pumps during peak energy use times, like during a heat wave.

08/04/2011

Sue Zager with one of her eco-friendly t-shirts (credit: Sue Zager)

Montclair Mom Goes Green By Crafting Eco-Friendly T-Shirts

Sue Zager wanted to start up a business which was environmentally sound, engaged her creative side, fit in with her busy family and brought in some extra money.

08/03/2011

Ramapo Reservation - Mahwah, NJ - Jul 18, 2009 (credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

What Do You Think When You Think New Jersey?

That question evoked a wide-range of answers from people who took a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind phone survey as well as people who called into the WCBS 880 talkback line.

07/26/2011

House (file / credit: clipart.com)

NY Lawmaker Tries To Help Homeowners Save Money By Going Green

St. Sen. David Carlucci is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign the Power New York Act of 2011.

07/21/2011

Ford Logo (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Ford To Clean Up Toxic Waste From Former Mahwah Plant

Toxic paint is the scourge of New Jersey’s industrial past, when the largest auto plant in the United States was right in Mahwah.

07/15/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces an expansion of the city's electric car fleet - Queens, NY - Jul 12, 2011 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

New York City Expands Electric Car Fleet, Hopes Citizens Will Follow

New York City already had the largest municipal electric car fleet in the country and now it’s getting even bigger.

07/13/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Lawmakers Vote To Remain In Regional Cap And Trade Pact

Two bills aimed at keeping New Jersey in a regional greenhouse gas reduction pact received final approval from the Legislature, but the fate of the state’s participation was no closer to being resolved.

06/30/2011

Plastic Bags (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Westchester Supermarkets Getting High Marks For Helping Environment

When it comes to BYOB – bring your own bags – the Citizens Campaign for the Environment says some Westchester County grocery stores are helping out the cause.

06/28/2011

Gov. Chris Christie is seen at the Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - May 26, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Bill To Keep NJ In Carbon Dioxide-Capping Pact Goes Before Committee

The state Senate’s Environment and Energy Committee will consider legislation Monday to force Gov. Chris Christie to stay in a multistate pact to reduce greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

06/20/2011

NJ Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Democrats Try To Stop Gov. Christie’s Decision To Exit Greenhouse Gas Program

Three Democratic lawmakers are introducing legislation to force New Jersey’s Republican governor to stay in a multistate pact to reduce greenhouse gases blamed for global warming.

06/13/2011

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WCBS 880 Interview: Are Americans Too Big To Drive Small Cars?

So many people want to buy smaller, more fuel efficient cars to save money, but some think they just can’t fit.

06/03/2011

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at the C40 climate summit - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Jun 1, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Bloomberg Helps Strike Deal With 40 World Cities To Cut Greenhouse Emissions

Bloomberg, World Bank President Robert Zoellick and former President Bill Clinton announced the new partnership during the opening session of the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in Brazil.

06/02/2011

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