Paul Gallay

Microbeads found in facial scrubs/Great Lakes (Credit: The 5 Gyres Institute/5gyres.org)

NY Legislation Would Ban Plastic Microbeads In Facial Scrubs, Toothpaste

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the plastic particles can persist in the environment for centuries and accumulate toxic chemicals that could enter the food chain if marine creatures ingest them.

02/11/2014

Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, N.Y. (file / credit: Mario Tama/GettyImages)

Safety Concerns Might Mean Shutdown For Indian Point

A local nuclear power plant faces a possible shutdown after officials and activists have expressed fear over the facility’s operations.

10/15/2012

Tappan Zee Bridge

Vote Set For New Tappan Zee Bridge Project; Environmental Group Calls Foul

The environmental group Riverkeeper has criticized officials for giving only three days’ notice for a vote on a plan to build a new Tappan Zee Bridge north of New York City.

08/18/2012

Tappan Zee Bridge

Environmental Group Riverkeeper Objects To New Tappan Zee Bridge Plan

Riverkeeper says the bridge would damage the Hudson River’s ecosystem. It also says the bridge will be immediately obsolete because it will not include mass transit.

04/02/2012

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant (credit: Flickr)

Japan Crisis Raises Concerns About Indian Point Power Plant

As nuclear plant issues arise in Japan those who live near the Indian Point power plant can’t help but wonder if it could happen here.

03/15/2011