When President Obama signed the $60 billion Sandy relief package into law back in February, the monies were given specific designations to where and what it would be spent on. The Environmental Protection Agency had claim to the post-Sandy environmental damages. As a result, the bill outsourced the ... More >>
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Update 4: Well, we've finally found out why no one's sending a team of divers jump into the canal and guide the dolphin to safety before it dies. They're not allowed.
"Unfortunately, all we can do is watch and wait for the tide to rise, so the animal can ... More >>
The Environmental Protection Agency released its plan for cleaning up the Gowanus Canal Superfund site yesterday, and as expected, the process is going to be complicated, time-consuming, and mind-bogglingly expensive.
Since its completion in the 1860s, the Gowanus has been the home of virtually eve ... More >>
The good news: Drug resistant head lice will not eat your brain!
The bad news: Drug resistant head lice might actually be a thing!
An item posted today on the Greening the Apple, the Environmental Protection Agency's New York City blog, suggests that these nasty bugs have gotten better at doing ... More >>
As fracking spreads across the Marcellus shale formation and the rest of America with the White House's support, a government researcher has announced today that sand dust emitted during hydraulic fracturing might be one "of the most dangerous threats to workers."
Citing a National Institute for Oc ... More >>
The Environmental Protection Agency has finally released its report on the non-cancer dangers of dioxins -- toxic chemicals that abound in most consumer products.
Though health advocates have been wary of dioxins for years, the FDA has said after a nearly 3 decades-long delay that the nasty carcino ... More >>
In an unprecedented move, House Republicans had a filmmaker arrested yesterday after he showed up to a public congressional hearing. The House Subcommittee on Energy and Environment was meeting to discuss the controversial topic of hydraulic fracturing, colloquially known as "fracking." When Joshua ... More >>
The Gowanus Canal, which has the unique honor(?) of being one of the few water bodies in America that can kill a baby whale, might soon lose its century-old street cred as a cesspool for industrial waste.
Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency met with area residents and shared its ... More >>
The Environmental Protection Agency says that New York should set limits to the amount of radiation that can be in fracking wastewater before the drilling starts, according to The Associated Press [via The Wall Street Journal].
The EPA announcement comes just as the state's Department of Environme ... More >>
alamosbasementLow levels of PCBs, a chemical compound linked to cancer, have been found in public schools across New York. The New York Times reports leaky light ballasts are to blame. Parents are being told that there is no immediate danger, but that long-term exposure could increase health ... More >>
After a yearlong evaluation of Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, the EPA has released their report on the levels of contamination in the waterway. The results, published yesterday, aren't good for the Superfund site. Two suspected carcinogens -- PAHs and PCBs -- were found to be "widespread" in the ... More >>
Remember early on in the history of the oil spill (which started 105 days ago today)? Mistakes were being made so rapidly as to almost be comical, if not for all of those highly unfunny photos of birds doused in oil and the sinking feeling that the Gulf was destroyed forever. And then there w ... More >>
A group of architects and designers has come up with the (totally rad) idea of building a floating swimming pool ( Pool) somewhere around Manhattan. And it wouldn't just be one swimming pool, but four!
We had a brief, crazy moment of thinking, "What's the point of having a pool if there's ... More >>
If you had any doubt that oil and water don't mix ... here's your incontrovertible proof: Watch as Philippe Cousteau Jr. and Sam Champion "take a hazmat dive" into the Gulf -- a dip that seems to indicate that the toxic dispersant that BP has continued to use despite EPA demands doesn't even ... More >>
The city is finally confronting its greatest menace: bedbugs. After hearings on the growing pestilence, the city council has called for a Bed Bug Advisory Board. Its sometimes poetic bill finds "that the Cimex lectularius population is ubiquitous and affects the quality of life of residents througho ... More >>