Residents in Garfield are living in fear after the federal government said it doesn’t have the money to clean up land contaminated by cancer-causing chromium.
Suffolk received an “F” grade in the American Lung Association’s 2014 air quality report.
The Upper West Side may be wealthy and fashionable, but its air remains the most polluted in the whole city, according to a published report.
The 68 sites in Nassau County and 67 in Suffolk County include spots where hazardous waste was once stored.
A push has been launched for the federal government to provide additional help in cleaning up contaminated sites.
The New Jersey Sierra Club was disappointed this week following revelations that penalties against polluters dropped by 54 percent last budget year compared with four years earlier.
Some mothers on Long Island have decided to take matters in their own hands, and conduct a study on the possible increased rates of cancer in Bethpage.
Former Vice President Al Gore said late last week that there is no doubt that Superstorm Sandy was related to global warming, and people need to stop and think about what is happening to the planet.
A scrap metal company has been slapped with an $85,000 fine for letting chunks metal fall into the polluted Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, according to a published report.
Getting rid of the debris was a major mission a month after Superstorm Sandy, and in Brooklyn on Wednesday, some of the debris was going up in smoke.
Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered dozens of public hearings to make sure all questions about a new Tappan Zee bridge are answered.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that now is the perfect time for buildings to convert to cleaner heating fuels and the city wants to help them do it, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
Courts in Ecuador have ordered Chevron to pay the steep penalty for pollution that occurred when Texaco was operating in the forest, between 1972 and 1990.
Otters have rarely been seen in the region for much of the last century due to hunting and pollution. But in recent years, naturalists have spotted the mammals with increasing frequency.
While the water looks pristine, Riverkeeper says raw sewage pollutes the Hudson River from Manhattan to Troy, often making it unsafe for swimming.