New York State Department of Enviromental Conservation

dead bear cub found in Central Park (CBS 2)

Necropsy: Bear Found Dead In Central Park Was Likely Hit By Vehicle

An examination found that a bear cub found dead with signs of trauma this in Central Park this week was likely hit by a car, state officials said Tuesday.

10/07/2014

A Mute Swan (file/credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Queens Lawmaker Calls DEC’s Mute Swan Eradication Plan ‘Incomprehensible’

A bill introduced last week by Sen. Tony Avella would put a two-year moratorium on the DEC’s plan to eradicate all 2,200 wild mute swans in the state by 2025.

02/18/2014

Artists Against Fracking Sign (credit: CBS 2)

Lennon Family, Other Celebrities Launch Anti-Fracking Group In New York

It’s star-power versus the energy industry, as the widow and son of the late John Lennon announced a campaign to prevent natural gas hydrofracking in New York State. Despite the big names involved, supporters of fracking said they won’t back down.

08/29/2012