Grocery shoppers are being reminded to bring their reusable bags or expect to pay for paper bags at the checkout. CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
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New Yorkers Adjusting To First Day Of Plastic Bag BanGrocery shoppers are being reminded to bring their reusable bags or expect to pay for paper bags at the checkout. CBS2's Nick Caloway reports.
New York's Plastic Bag Ban Starts On SundayThe state's ban on plastic bags goes into effect on Sunday, but in New York City, not everyone is ready. CBS2's John Dias reports.
Mayor Bill De Blasio, Billy Idol Unveil Anti-Idling CampaignRocker Billy Idol was on hand as Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled the "Billy Never Idles" anti-idling program.
Search Continues For Duck Seen With Plastic Around Its Beak In Central ParkA large duck, known as a “common merganser,” was photographed with a plastic ring around its neck and lower beak, which prevents it from eating. CBS2's Scott Rapoport reports.
NYC Comptroller Takes Aim At Cruise Ship PollutionMore than a million passengers flock to New York City to board cruises from Manhattan and Brooklyn to other locations around the world. CBS2's Vanessa Murdock reports.
NYC Comptroller Stringer Worried About Pollution From Cruise ShipsMore than a million passengers flock to New York City to board cruises from Manhattan and Brooklyn to other locations around the world, but New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer says there is a serious health cost.
New Sack Available After Single-Use Plastic Bags Banned On March 1Department of Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia shows CBSN New York Dana Tyler the new reusable bag meant to replace single-use plastic bags in New York City and elsewhere around the state starting on March 1.
NYC Plastic Bag Ban Generating Frustration From Customers, Store OwnersChecking out at stores across New York could soon cost you more money. The state's plastic bag ban goes into effect March 1; CBS2's John Dias reports.
Supermarket Workers, Bodega Owners And More Plan Protest Against Single Use Plastic Bag BanWe are now less than two weeks away from a major ban on plastic bags across New York state. In New York City, people are taking their sides on the matter. CBS2's John Dias reports.
NYC Fleet Vehicles Testing Air Quality In South BronxA new job for New York City government vehicles -- they are now testing the city's air quality.
'City Trees' Help London Fight Its Pollution ProblemMore and more European cities are getting clean air thanks to some unusual-looking foliage, and it could soon be heading our way; Gwen Baumgardner reports for CBS2.
White Plains' Solar Power Plan Will Save Residents 10% Off Electric BillsNew York State is mandating a dramatic expansion of renewable energy over the next decade, and White Plains has a new approach that other communities can follow; CBS2's Tony Aiello reports.
Council Bill Proposes Ban On Glyphosate Amid Cries Of 'Environmental Racism' In ParksThe city has been decreasing its use of chemical pesticides over the past several years, but now there's a call to stop using them completely. One organization says they're using them more in communities CBS2's Vanessa Murdock reports.
Nassau County Making Big Steps Toward SustainabilityNassau County will now be required to make measurable efforts to reduce its carbon emissions; CBS2's Carolyn Gusoff reports.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Ban On StyrofoamGov. Andrew Cuomo wants to ban single-use Styrofoam containers used for food and beverages, as well as those Styrofoam packing peanuts.
NJ Lawmakers Consider Plastic Bag Ban, Would Be Strictest In The NationA bill to ban plastic bags and more in the Garden State would be the strictest in the country if passed. CBS2's Meg Baker reports.
NJ Lawmakers Consider Plastic Bag Ban, Would Be Strictest In The NationLawmakers in New Jersey are pushing to ban single use plastics, and even paper bags. CBSN New York's Meg Baker reports.
Hudson River Park To Be Transformed Into Green SpaceHudson River Park is set to be transformed into a green space by 2022.
New Jersey Unveils Clean Energy PlanGov. Phil Murphy laid out the state's clean energy plan with former Vice President Al Gore.
Legislation To Call For Trade-In Savings For Electric CarsThere's a new push for clean cars on our streets. Sen. Chuck Schumer is proposing a national plan that he says would save new car buyers money.
Speak With Your Wallet: Sustainable Fashion Experts Urge Shoppers To Consider Impact On EnvironmentStudies show nearly 3/5 of all clothing ends up in a landfill or in incinerators within a year of being produced. More than 8% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from clothing and shoe production. CBS2's Valerie Castro reports.
Speak With Your Wallet: Sustainable Fashion Experts Urge Shoppers To Consider Impact On EnvironmentThe word "sustainable" applies to fashion as a movement that aims to change the entire cycle of fashion starting with production and consumption. CBSN New York's Nina Kapur reports.
Staten Island Officials Calling For Action About Invasive Species Of GrassOne local politician is blaming the large deer population for allowing Japanese stiltgrass to take hold. CBS2’s Nick Caloway reports..
Staten Island Officials Alarmed By Invasive Species Of GrassAn invasive species of grass is taking over woodlands on Staten Island and could have a long-term impact. CBSN New York's Nick Caloway reports.