On the 40th anniversary of the bottle deposit in New York State, there is an effort to double it. It's still just a nickel, which consumers get back if and when they return it for recycling, but some say it's just not working anymore; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Is 5 Cents Still An Incentive To Recycle? Some Call For Increase To New York's Bottle DepositOn the 40th anniversary of the bottle deposit in New York State, there is an effort to double it. It's still just a nickel, which consumers get back if and when they return it for recycling, but some say it's just not working anymore; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Rally Held For Passage Of Climate & Community Investment ActDozens of climate activists marched to Gov. Kathy Hochul's New York City office Saturday, demanding the passage of the Climate and Community Investment Act.
Sen. Schumer Backs $1 Billion Plan To Cover Cross Bronx Expressway With Green SpaceIt's a $1 billion plan to heal what some call a concrete scar -- the Cross Bronx Expressway -- and cover it with acres of green space. supporters say it will address environmental injustice. Now, they have the backing of the most powerful senator in Congress; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Mayor De Blasio Announces NYC Climate CommitmentNew York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez joined Mayor Bill de Blasio at City Hall for a big announcement Thursday.
Groundbreaking Held On New Green Hydrogen Plant In New YorkGov. Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday a huge green energy initiative in upstate New York that she says will create dozens of new jobs.
New Jersey Investing $100 Million To Improve Outdoor AreasGov. Phil Murphy says the plan works to address climate change.
Battery Storage Walls Growing In PopularityBattery storage walls are growing in popularity, and now some power companies are tapping into their clean energy; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Gov. Kathy Hochul Recognizes Glens Falls For Going GreenA city in upstate New York is now celebrating being a certified climate smart community.
Careers In Green Energy On The RiseCareers in green energy are on the rise, and now there are new opportunities to learn the ropes in order to join a booming workforce; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Out-Of-Work NYCHA Residents Trained To Install Solar PanelsNew York City is working with energy companies to train out-of-work public housing residents to install solar panels on the rooftops of New York City Public Housing buildings.
NY AG Reaches Deal With WH To Crack Down On Air PollutionNew York Attorney General Letitia James has reached an agreement with the White House to crack down on air pollution that blows into the state.
New Legislation Aims To Upgrade Schools, Combat Climate CrisisNewly proposed legislation aims to revitalize New York's public school system while combatting the climate crisis.
Waste Removal Companies Will Pay $600,000 For Illegal Dumping In BrentwoodYears after a Long Island park was contaminated by illegal dumping, eight waste removal companies are paying the price for it. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
NYC Students Growing Greens Inside Schools With Hydroponic FarmingGetting access to affordable, nutritious food is difficult for many in New York City who face food insecurity. A grassroots nonprofit organization is changing that with the help of students and hydroponics; CBS2's Jenna DeAngelis reports.
Turbines To Be Replaced On Marine Renewable Energy ProjectThree experimental tidal turbines were retrieved Tuesday from the East River.
Mamaroneck, Yonkers Embracing Solar PowerA New York state mandate that will dramatically increase the use of solar power is energizing the northern suburbs. That's where communities are throwing the switch on new initiatives almost every week; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Mayor De Blasio: 100% Of NYC's School Bus Fleet Will Be Electric By 2035New York City school buses are going green to reduce pollution.
Brooklyn Company Upcycles Flour From Malted BarleyThere's a growing trend in recycling called upcycling food.
NYC Plans To Purchase Large-Scale Renewable Source Of ElectricityAhead of Earth Day this week, New York City is going green.
Big Battle Over Garbage In BrentwoodBrentwood residents say a proposed facility would bring hundreds of garbage trucks to their neighborhood, and critics say the plan would also impact other communities. CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
Long Island Teen Sets Up Eco-Friendly Bottle Refilling BusinessIn a time when the world is looking for change, one teenager took it upon himself to create his own. He used his time at home during the pandemic to set up a business that's making a difference; CBS2's Steve Overmyer reports.
Find Nature And Community At Seasons Nursery In Bed-StuyFor many visitors, the biggest draw is the owner herself—Young's sharp wit and keen insight have made her a local celebrity.
Northern California Wildfire Dubbed A 'Gigafire'The August Complex fire is the largest in the state's history and has burned more than one million acres.
Nonprofit Group 'Save The Sound' Giving Water Quality Report Cards To Bays Along Long Island SoundA new study out of Long Island Sound grades dozens of bays in New York and Connecticut based on water quality. CBS2's Kiran Dhillon reports.