Pollution

A new line of beauty products has been designed to protect users from pollution. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: New Beauty Products Promise Protection From Pollution

A recent study found 34% of women polled worry about what pollution is doing to their skin. Now, the beauty industry is also taking notice.

12/08/2014

Pompton Lakes Dam (credit: CBS 2)

Federal Government Seeks Damage From Pompton Lakes DuPont Plant Pollution

The federal government is seeking damages from DuPont for pollution at the company’s 600-acre property in northern New Jersey where it made ammunition for both world wars.

11/28/2014

FILE -- Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Garfield Residents Worry After EPA Says It Can’t Afford To Clean Polluted Site

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.

06/11/2014

Suffolk County received an "F" grade in a 2014 air quality report. (Credit: CBS 2)

Suffolk County Fails American Lung Association’s Air Quality Test

Suffolk received an “F” grade in the American Lung Association’s 2014 air quality report.

05/02/2014

Air Pollution In New York

Report: City’s Highest Air Pollution Levels Found On Upper West Side

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.

11/20/2013

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Headquarters (credit: dec.ny.gov)

DEC Adds 135 Long Island Sites To Potentially Polluted List

The 68 sites in Nassau County and 67 in Suffolk County include spots where hazardous waste was once stored.

11/19/2013

New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in Union Square - May 3, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Gillibrand Pushes Legislation To Improve Contaminated Site Cleanup

A push has been launched for the federal government to provide additional help in cleaning up contaminated sites.

08/10/2013

New Jersey Pollution

N.J. Sierra Club Alarmed By Drop In Pollution Violations

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.

07/13/2013

Bethpage water tank (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Bethpage Residents Take It Upon Themselves To Conduct Cancer Study

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.

06/01/2013

(CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP/Getty Images)

Gore On Sandy: ‘This Storm Was Related To Global Warming’

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.

12/09/2012

The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal on March 2, 2010 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Reports: Scrap Metal Company Fined For Letting Debris Fall Into Gowanus Canal

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.

12/05/2012

Sandy Debris Burning

City Burns Debris From Sandy In Brooklyn, Some Residents Voice Concern

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.

11/28/2012

Tappan Zee Bridge

Series Of Public Hearings For New Tappan Zee Bridge Project

Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered dozens of public hearings to make sure all questions about a new Tappan Zee bridge are answered.

08/09/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Bloomberg: Time For Buildings To Convert To Cleaner Fuels

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.

06/14/2012

Gavel (file / credit: clipart.com)

NY Judge Refuses To Halt $18B Collection From Chevron

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.

01/06/2012

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