$119 Billion Sea Wall Being Considered To Protect New York, New Jersey From Storm SurgesThe 6-mile-long barrier with retractable gates would stretch from the Rockaways in Queens across New York Harbor to New Jersey to protect the area.
Mayor Bloomberg Poised To Expand Food Scrap Composting PlanIn the coming years, New York City is looking at building a plant that would turn table scraps and egg shells into biogas to generate electricity.
Stories From Main Street: Push On To Save The Palisades From New LG TowerLG Electronics plans to build a 143 foot tall office building in Englewood Cliffs and at that height, the building would rise above the tree line.
The Unclean Truth: How Five Cities Stack Up On RecyclingFrom the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
Public Housing Residents Claim NYCHA Just Paints Over Mold Problems Many have been complaining about mold in their city apartments for years, but charge the New York City Housing Authority never really confronts the problem.
Irene Boosted Beach Closings In NJ, NY Last YearThe report, using government data, found that in New York and New Jersey, there were 1,972 days when beaches were closed or advisories issued to the public, compared to 1,065 in 2010.
Advocates: NYC Idling Law Not Being Enforced, Children Put At RiskEngine exhaust from cars, trucks and buses has been linked to cancer, strokes and New York City's high rate of childhood asthma. The city has tough laws to prevent drivers who sit with their vehicles running, but some say it's no more than an idle threat, because it's rarely enforced.
NRDC, Riverkeeper Look At Replacement Options For For Indian PointAn environmental group says that if the Indian Point nuclear plant suffered an accident like the one in Japan, the consequences could be worse.
New Jersey Beaches Get High Marks For Minimal Sewage RunoffWhile most beachgoers know to get out of the water when a thunderstorm’s coming, not everyone knows that after it rains is the worst time to go swimming.
Seen At 11: Antibacterial Product FearsAntibacterial products are more popular than ever, with sales reaching more than $1 billion. That boost is due in part to fears over infectious diseases like swine flu and SARS.
Report: Closings, Warnings Increase At NY BeachesNEW YORK -- New York beaches saw an increase last year in the number of days with health-related advisories.