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State Senator Calls for Gov to Meet with Fracking Critics

Jul 20, 2012

State. Sen. Tony Avella at an anti-fracking rally in June 2011. Photo by Adrian Kinloch, used under a Creative Commons license. NEW YORK – State Sen. Tony Avella has called on

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 11:12 AM)


Challenges mount at Hudson River Park

Jun 10, 2012

Photo courtesy of the Hudson River Park Trust It's the 50th anniversary of the building complex at Hudson River Park's Pier 40, and the aging, dilapidated commercial structure is in peril.

Last Updated (Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:55 PM)


Federal Reports Warn of Staff Shortages at DEC

Apr 27, 2012

Staffing and resource shortages at the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) Shellfisheries division have been flagged as an “emerging problem” by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. FDA program evaluation

Last Updated (Monday, September 29, 2014 03:25 PM)


Where Tech and Environment Meet

Apr 21, 2012

Photo by Jonathan Camhi Lief Percifield wants to let New Yorkers know about possible sewage seeping into their drinking water. Every year 27 billion gallons of untreated sewage are released into New

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 01:56 PM)


Analyzing Hydroelectric

Apr 19, 2012

Photo by William Alatriste The City Council today passed legislation requiring an analysis of the city’s water supply as a potential source for hydroelectric power. The analysis will be conducted by the

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 01:56 PM)


What Do Budget Cuts Mean for the DEC?

Mar 26, 2012

Photo provided by Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo Is the state’s lead environmental agency adequately resourced? Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joseph Martens says that after a series of severe

Last Updated (Monday, September 29, 2014 03:24 PM)


Is the DEC Prepared For Hydraulic Fracturing?

Feb 07, 2012

Photo by Ari Moore While the Cuomo administration has not been definitive about its plans for hydrofracking recently, it is also unclear whether the state is adequately prepared to manage natural

Last Updated (Monday, September 29, 2014 03:23 PM)