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.
The Sierra Club released its list of the most sustainable college campuses. While six New York institutions made the list, no New York schools were in the prestigious top 10 rankings.
Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image — us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act — and soon.