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.
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.
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.
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.
Humans were not the only ones getting out and enjoying the weather in New York Monday – the dolphins were out and about too.
Thursday marked yet another call for the shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power facility in Westchester County, citing possible danger to the area.
A local nuclear power plant faces a possible shutdown after officials and activists have expressed fear over the facility’s operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An environmental group says that if the Indian Point nuclear plant suffered an accident like the one in Japan, the consequences could be worse.
While the water looks pristine, Riverkeeper says raw sewage pollutes the Hudson River from Manhattan to Troy, often making it unsafe for swimming.