New York Department of Environmental Conservation

Kitchen Sink Faucet (credit: clipart.com)

Officials: Pesticides In Long Island Water Pose No Known Health Threat

Increasing trace amounts of pesticides are showing up in the drinking water on Long Island, but despite calls for a pesticide ban, public officials denied Tuesday that there is any health threat.

04/02/2013

Individuals protesting fracking in New York - Jan. 7, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: New Yorkers Oppose Fracking By Narrow Margin

A poll suggests New York voter sentiment has shifted from support of shale gas drilling to opposition by a narrow margin.

01/17/2013

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

State Regulators Ask For Extension On Gas Drilling Rules Over Fracking Concerns

New York State environmental regulators have asked for another three months to finalize new gas drilling rules so that a study of the health impacts of practices such as fracking can be completed, an agency spokeswoman said Tuesday.

11/27/2012

Briarcliff High School - Briarcliff Manor, NY (file / credit: Google)

Briarcliff Manor Ball Fields To Be Remediated After Cancer Deaths

It might never be known for sure how several children in Briarcliff Manor developed terminal cancer, but their families are absolutely convinced that the cause is contaminated soil at two ball fields at the high school.

08/22/2012