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Raging Rivers Rise As New Jersey Residents Face More Flooding Woes

The situation has become bitterly familiar along the swollen Passaic River: More rain, and more flooding.

09/08/2011

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Rutgers Studying Link Between Pollen Release And Climate Change

Ragweed pollen has hit the air a few weeks earlier then usual. It’s a pattern that’s been developing over the past 20 years, says Dr. Leonard Bielory.

08/14/2011

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Environmentalist: Entire N.J. Town Should Be Tested For Lead

Lead levels in homes just outside a New Jersey superfund site have been found to be dangerously high and that has some observers demanding quick action.

07/18/2011

Rutgers University Entomologists Battle Bedbugs In Jersey City Housing Project

Entomologists from Rutgers University are moving in to a Jersey City housing project infested with bedbugs to create a national model for controlling the pests.

05/04/2011

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HealthWatch: Children And Chemicals

Pediatricians are worried children are being exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals, Dr. Max Gomez reports.

04/26/2011

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EPA Expands Detection After Low Radiation Found In Mass.

The EPA issued a statement saying “these detections were expected and the levels detected are far below levels of public-health concern.”

03/28/2011

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal on March 2, 2010 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

EPA: Gowanus Canal Among ‘Most Contaminated’ In U.S.

The Environmental Protection Agency has completed its investigation into the contamination of the Gowanus Canal and with no surprise they found its condition dismal.

02/02/2011

City Council Wants US To Invest In Bedbug Fight

With the EPA convening a National Bedbug Summit Tuesday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and several council members called on federal officials to put money into initiatives to fight the pests.

02/01/2011

An abandoned industrial site - Copiague, NY - Jan 17, 2011 - Photo: Mike Xirinachs / WCBS 880

Is A Long Island Neighborhood Toxic?

Eight years after chemical pollution was discovered in ground water in a Copiague neighborhood, the EPA is testing air quality in and around nearby homes.

01/17/2011

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GE To Go Ahead With Phase 2 Of Hudson PCB Dredging

General Electric Co. says it will go ahead with the second phase of PCB dredging in the Hudson River under terms laid out last week by federal environmental regulators.

12/23/2010

The Hudson River and Manhattan are seen from Liberty State Park- Jersey City, NJ - Oct 11, 2009 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

EPA Issues New PCB Hudson River Dredging Rules For GE

General Electric must remove more PCB-tainted sediment from the Hudson River and will have to take better samples of the river bottom when it resumes dredging in the spring, the EPA said.

12/17/2010

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Schumer Wants Lead Probe For Reusable Grocery Bags

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is seeking a federal investigation following a newspaper report of lead content in some reusable grocery bags.

11/14/2010

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City Officials: Tap Water Shows Elevated Lead Levels

Whether you live in a house or an apartment, this could impact your life. There’s a water warning in New York City.

11/04/2010

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EPA Holding Final NY Hearing On Gas Drilling

The process, called hydraulic fracturing or fracking, releases natural gas from rock thousands of feet underground.

09/13/2010

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Report: NYC Tops List Of Bedbug-Infested Cities

New York City is no stranger to being #1, but residents might not be too proud of the latest list which the Big Apple finds itself at the top of.

08/24/2010

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