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The Hudson River and the Tappan Zee Bridge, as seen from Tarrytown, Feb. 26, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Environmental Group Pushes For More Oil Freight Train Safety Measures

The derailment of a freight train pulling empty oil cars in upstate New York has raised concerns with environmental groups voicing opposition to the hauling of shale oil along the Hudson River.

02/26/2014

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

(credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, FILE)

Study: Sewage-Related Bacteria Makes Hudson River Swimming Hazardous In Spots

Important new information shows the Hudson River and related waterways are dangerously dirty. On Monday, people were weighing the warning against the impulse to stay cool.

07/22/2013

View of the Hudson River from Irvington - Nov. 29, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Hundreds Gather To Clean Up Hudson Shoreline From Albany To NYC

The Hudson River shoreline was a little tidier Sunday afternoon, after more than 100 clubs and organizations took part in the second annual Riverkeeper Sweep.

05/12/2013

Hudson River Dolphin

Dolphins Spotted Bobbing In The Hudson River

Humans were not the only ones getting out and enjoying the weather in New York Monday – the dolphins were out and about too.

04/08/2013

A man goes fishing across the Hudson River from the Indian Point nuclear power plant (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Riverkeeper Calls For Shutdown Of Indian Point In NRC Filing

Thursday marked yet another call for the shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Westchester County, citing possible danger to the area.

11/15/2012

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

NYMTC meeting on the new Tappan Zee Bridge on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

NYMTC Approves Plan For New Tappan Zee Bridge

Under the current proposal, the bridge will have a dedicated bus lane during rush hours. Cuomo has agreed to the formation of a task force that will make mass transit recommendations within a year.

08/20/2012

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

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Chopper 880 (file / credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Progress Of New Tappan Zee Bridge Project To Be Streamed Online 24/7

New York state has planned innovative measures to protect fish and people during the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, according to an environmental impact released Wednesday.

08/01/2012

The Eco Machine

Seen At 11: The Incredible Eco Machine

Imagine, the water you use every day cleaned and purified by plants! No more chemicals, no more pollutants. It’s an environmental breakthrough, called the Eco Machine, and it’s already being used right here in New York City.

07/10/2012

Illegal trash dumping in NYC

Seen At 11: CBS 2 Invades Dirty World Of Illegal Dumping

It’s unsightly, it’s unsanitary and it’s everywhere. Garbage. Illegal dumpers are tarnishing the Big Apple in a big way, but now the city is fighting back — with a trash sting.

05/22/2012

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

A man goes fishing across the Hudson River from the Indian Point nuclear power plant (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NRDC, Riverkeeper Look At Replacement Options For For Indian Point

An environmental group says that if the Indian Point nuclear plant suffered an accident like the one in Japan, the consequences could be worse.

10/17/2011

Hudson River (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass/ WCBS 880)

Riverkeeper: Hudson River Often Unsafe For Swimming

While the water looks pristine, Riverkeeper says raw sewage pollutes the Hudson River from Manhattan to Troy, often making it unsafe for swimming.

08/09/2011

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