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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

The Palisades as seen from Fort Tryon Park near the Cloisters (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Stories From Main Street: Push On To Save The Palisades From New LG Tower

LG Electronics plans to build a 143 foot tall office building in Englewood Cliffs and at that height, the building would rise above the tree line.

02/04/2013

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The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On Recycling

From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.

12/26/2012

NYCHA workers remove removing mold, mildew, oil & other components at a home after Hurricane Sandy. (credit: NYCHA via Facebook)

Public Housing Residents Claim NYCHA Just Paints Over Mold Problems

Many have been complaining about mold in their city apartments for years, but charge the New York City Housing Authority never really confronts the problem.

12/18/2012

Children run near low-lying fog on the beach at Coney Island. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Irene Boosted Beach Closings In NJ, NY Last Year

The report, using government data, found that in New York and New Jersey, there were 1,972 days when beaches were closed or advisories issued to the public, compared to 1,065 in 2010.

06/27/2012

Engine Exhaust (file / credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Advocates: NYC Idling Law Not Being Enforced, Children Put At Risk

Engine exhaust from cars, trucks and buses has been linked to cancer, strokes and New York City’s high rate of childhood asthma. The city has tough laws to prevent drivers who sit with their vehicles running, but some say it’s no more than an idle threat, because it’s rarely enforced.

12/26/2011

A man goes fishing across the Hudson River from the Indian Point nuclear power plant (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NRDC, Riverkeeper Look At Replacement Options For For Indian Point

An environmental group says that if the Indian Point nuclear plant suffered an accident like the one in Japan, the consequences could be worse.

10/17/2011

Sunbathers enjoy the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean in Bradley Beach, New Jesrey. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

New Jersey Beaches Get High Marks For Minimal Sewage Runoff

While most beachgoers know to get out of the water when a thunderstorm’s coming, not everyone knows that after it rains is the worst time to go swimming.

06/30/2011

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Seen At 11: Antibacterial Product Fears

Antibacterial products are more popular than ever, with sales reaching more than $1 billion. That boost is due in part to fears over infectious diseases like swine flu and SARS.

CBS 2–08/10/2010

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Report: Closings, Warnings Increase At NY Beaches

NEW YORK — New York beaches saw an increase last year in the number of days with health-related advisories.

CBS 2–07/28/2010