When it comes to New York City’s trees, a recent New York Times story suggests something more than pollen is in the air. A local author of a new book about the city’s trees roots her argument in optimism.
In recent months, massive clean-up operations and environmental studies have begun on four of the most polluted waterways in the U.S.: the Hudson River, Passaic River, Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek. MetroFocus looked at how exactly the responsible parties plan to clear our waters of the PCBs, DDTs and all manner of other toxins polluting them.
In opposition to a state law, towns across New York have passed local bans on hydraulic fracking.. Now, the gas industry is suing for the right to drill.
To mark a new 50th anniversary edition of “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” MetroFocus looked at who’s shaping NYC today through the lens of the late activist and writer.
The Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft of its report on the benefits and risks of hydraulic fracking in New York. The public comment period is on!
Advocates praise the motives behind New York’s plan to reduce the amount of sewage released untreated into its waterways. But they’re worried about the details.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposed a new remediation fund on Aug. 9 designed to clean up environmental contamination resulting from the method of natural gas drilling known as hydraulic fracking. Does this mean that fracking is definitely coming to New York State?
Just in time for the end of summer, New Yorkers for Parks has released their “2011 Report Card on Beaches.” All seven New York City beaches have experienced significant improvement.