This week the Voice took part in a national project with 50 other alternative press journalists that named the country's worst elected officials. The list named 53 politicians from 23 states -- including the District of Columbia -- who fit into one of five categories: hatemongers, sleazeballs, blowh ... More >>
Huge news this morning for shale-gas drilling skeptics: the highest court in New York state ruled that towns have the authority to ban oil and gas companies from operating within city limits. Deborah Goldberg, the lawyer who argued on behalf of the town of Dryden, New York, tells the Voice, will h ... More >>
By now you've probably heard: that smoky smell you may have encountered in the city today is from New Jersey. Specifically, from a brush fire in Wharton State Forest. Of course you may not have noticed the scent at all. New York City is a cauldron of weird and strong and ever-changing smells, and ... More >>
Now is the winter of our discontent, New York: The recent discovery of a cold-resistant cockroach at the High Line will have this writer keeping vigil over the air vent over his bed for the next six months. But Periplaneta japonica, or the Yamato cockroach as it is sometimes known, isn't the only ... More >>
Update: See statement from the DEC, and a letter from E&E explaining its relationship to IOGANY, at the bottom. New York State might just have to scrap the latest draft of its environmental impact study on hydraulic fracturing. The New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and state lawmake ... More >>
America's hydraulic fracturing gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation
Can New York's environmental regulators keep up with fracking? This is the question raised in a report recently published by Earthworks, a group that monitors the petroleum and mining industries. Earthworks' new accountability project charges that New York's Department of Environmental Conservati ... More >>
Just a mountain lion.A cat "much larger than a German Shepherd" has been sighted in the town of Greenwich, Connecticut, just roaming around and, apparently, doing whatever it wants, including hanging out near neighborhood schools and, perhaps, shopping at Lilly Pulitzer. Connecticut officials ... More >>
Because untreated grease gives us all something to smile about!Here's yet another reason we find ourselves weary of the continuing existence of T.G.I. Friday's.
A draft report sent yesterday from the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to Entergy, the operators of the Indian Point Nuclear Plant in Buchanan, NY, found that Indian Point's impact on Hudson River sturgeon was serious enough to deny the plant a Water Quality Certificate. Th ... More >>
Could Sludgie the Whale, who briefly graced the Gowanus last year, have been an urban pioneer? Bioacoustical researchers from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation say that, for the first time ever, their recording devices in New York Harbor a ... More >>
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