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Some experts worry that crumb rubber playing fields may be linked to cancer cases among young athletes. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Investigates: Concerns Mount That Crumb Rubber Soccer Fields May Pose Danger

Worries have mounted that certain artificial turf fields may be linked to a growing number of cancer cases in young athletes.

05/19/2015

A utility pole is seen on Long Island. (credit: CBS2)

Schumer Urges Action On Concerns About Long Island Power Pole Pesticide

Sen. Charles Schumer has added his voice to a growing chorus of elected officials and residents expressing concern about the use of a pesticide on wooden utility poles.

03/09/2015

Fracking (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking Oversight

Democrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.

02/17/2015

The Hackensack River (credit: state.nj.us)

Hackensack Riverkeeper Pushing For EPA To Declare River Superfund Site

An environmental group in northern New Jersey is leading a charge to get the feds to take over the cleanup of a dirty river.

02/12/2015

Keystone XL Protesters (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images)

EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

Artist's rendering of future Tappan Zee Bridge replacement (credit: NewNYBridge.com)

EPA Nixes Cuomo Plan To Use Clean Water Funds To Help Pay For New Tappan Zee Bridge

The agency says Tuesday that only $29 million of Cuomo’s $511 million proposal meets federal requirements.

09/16/2014

Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from Chopper 880 on May 13, 2014. (Photo by Tom Kaminski, WCBS Newsradio 880)

State Board Green-Lights Tappan Zee Bridge Funding Plan

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to use $511 million in clean water funds to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge won approval from a state board Thursday.

06/26/2014

Radioactivity symbol, seen at a demonstration in Berlin. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Thorium-Tainted Queens Site Deemed Superfund By EPA

An industrial area in Ridgewood, Queens that was home to radioactive material has been designated a Superfund site.

05/08/2014

FILE -- Earth Day volunteers in New York City. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Commemorates Earth Day With Series Of Events

Activities include hikes, wildlife watching, tree-planting and educational exhibits.

04/22/2014

EPA proposes massive cleanup of polluted Passaic River (Credit: CBS 2)

EPA Proposes Massive Cleanup Project For Part Of Passaic River

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a massive cleanup of the Passaic River after hundreds of years of pollution.

04/11/2014

On Jan. 1 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs will be phased out in favor of more energy-efficient bulbs (Credit: CBS 2)

It’s Lights Out For Some Incandescent Light Bulbs In 2014

Beginning Jan. 1 the traditional 60 and 40 watt light bulbs will be faded out of the market place.

12/30/2013

Sen. Schumer calls on EPA to exempt fire hydrants from new lead rules, Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Federal Rule To Trash Fire Hydrants ‘Makes No Sense Whatsoever’

The senator is taking issue with the EPA’s interpretation of a 2011 law. He says Congress didn’t intend for hydrants to be included in the new reduced-lead drinking water standards.

12/09/2013

FILE -- Gowanus Canal (credit: Getty Images)

Major Cleanup Project Planned For Gowanus Canal

Dredging will begin in about three years on the infamously polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

09/30/2013

Furnace (credit: CBS 2)

Conn., NY Among States Threatening Lawsuit Against EPA

The letter of intent to sue the EPA signed by the attorneys general of Connecticut, New York and five other states seeks to force the federal agency to tighten regulations governing the outdoor wood furnaces.

09/03/2013

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

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