Environment

New Yorkers Announce #Sandy5 Mobilization Around Fifth Anniversary of Superstorm

New Yorkers Announce #Sandy5 Mobilization Around Fifth Anniversary of Superstorm

New Yorkers Announce #Sandy5 Mobilization Around Fifth Anniversary of Superstorm #Sandy5 Will Demand Bold and Visionary Climate Action from de Blasio, Cuomo, Schumer in Wake of Extreme Weather Disasters New York, NY — Today, a broad and diverse coalition of New […]

Purified Water

Purified Water

The nation’s first water filtration system began operating on this date in 1893 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Rendering of fast-charging hub courtesy of ChargePoint

Mayor Announces Fast-Charging EV Hubs in All 5 Boros

City to develop fast charging hubs in every borough in 2018 with new commitment to develop 50 fast charging hubs citywide by 2020 Will help spur adoption of EVs by New Yorkers, with goal of 20% of new car registrations […]

APHIS Publishes Final Rule to Allow Fresh Hass Avocado Fruit from Colombia into the Continental United States

APHIS Publishes Final Rule to Allow Fresh Hass Avocado Fruit from Colombia into the Continental United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is publishing a final rule to allow the importation of fresh Hass avocado fruit from Colombia into the continental United States using a systems approach designed to […]

by · August 23, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Environment
USDA Begins 2017 Field Trials to Evaluate New Oral Rabies Vaccine in Raccoons, Other Wildlife

USDA Begins 2017 Field Trials to Evaluate New Oral Rabies Vaccine in Raccoons, Other Wildlife

WASHINGTON, Aug 7, 2017—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) today announced it will begin its 2017 field trials in five states to evaluate the safety and immune effects of the ONRAB rabies vaccine in […]

by · August 21, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Environment
APHIS Proposes to Recognize Mexico as Free of Classical Swine Fever

APHIS Proposes to Recognize Mexico as Free of Classical Swine Fever

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 7, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is providing a notice of evaluation, which proposes to recognize Mexico as free of classical swine fever (CSF). APHIS will also withdraw […]

by · August 16, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Environment
August Is Tree Check Month: Public’s Help Needed to Stop the Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle in its Tracks

August Is Tree Check Month: Public’s Help Needed to Stop the Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle in its Tracks

Washington D.C., July 31, 2017 — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) wants to remind the public that August is Tree Check Month. This is the best time to spot the round, drill-like holes made […]

by · August 11, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Environment
APHIS ANNOUNCES EMERGING ANIMAL DISEASE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN

APHIS ANNOUNCES EMERGING ANIMAL DISEASE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN

APHIS ANNOUNCES EMERGING ANIMAL DISEASE PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN WASHINGTON, July 14, 2017—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) is making the Emerging Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Plan available today.  […]

Russel Wetenkamp Sentenced to Two Years’ Probation, Fined More Than $25,000 for Environmental Crime

Russel Wetenkamp Sentenced to Two Years’ Probation, Fined More Than $25,000 for Environmental Crime

WASHINGTON — Russel Wetenkamp of Manitowoc, Wisc., pled guilty and was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Wisconsin to criminal violations related to the (PPA). Wetenkamp fraudulently marked wooden pallets indicating that they were compliant […]

Enforcement of Business Recycling Rules Begins August 1

Enforcement of Business Recycling Rules Begins August 1

Enforcement of Business Recycling Rules Begins August 1 Streamlined Rules to Make Recycling Easier and Consistent Across all Business Types Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia announced today that starting August 1, 2017, the New York City Department of Sanitation will begin […]

America’s First Oil Refinery

America’s First Oil Refinery

America’s first commercial oil refinery was put in operation this month in 1860. It was built in Titusville, Pennsylvania, on the banks of Oil Creek. That town was the site of the country’s first productive oil well in 1859, and […]

by · July 1, 2017 · Business, Environment, History
Bottled Water: Summer Thirst Quencher

Bottled Water: Summer Thirst Quencher

In the past, hot summer days meant that some enterprising youngsters in the neighborhood would set up a lemonade stand or the family would share a pitcher of iced tea on the front porch to cool off. In recent times, […]

by · July 1, 2017 · Environment
Since 1950 a Polluting Gas Station in Heart of South Bronx Residential Neighborhood allowed to operate across the street from NYCHA and a Public School

Since 1950 a Polluting Gas Station in Heart of South Bronx Residential Neighborhood allowed to operate across the street from NYCHA and a Public School

Since 1950 a Polluting Gas Station in Heart of South Bronx Residential Neighborhood allowed to operate across the street from NYCHA and a Public School Public Hearing Tuesday on this issue of a non-complying land-use NYC Board of Standards and […]

Senator Schumer: Feds Must Work Faster to Combat the Surge in Tick-Borne Disease

Senator Schumer: Feds Must Work Faster to Combat the Surge in Tick-Borne Disease

SCHUMER: AS NEW TICK-BORNE DISEASE—POWASSAN—EMERGES & WE ARE ON VERGE OF SUMMER TICK SURGE, SCHUMER URGES SWIFT FED ACTION; FEDS ARE MOVING AT SNAIL’S PACE TO IMPLEMENT ALREADY-ON-THE-BOOKS LAW THAT WOULD HELP FAST-TRACK RESEARCH, VACCINES & STRATEGIES TO STAMP OUT […]

FORUM: Days After East River Oil Spill, New Yorkers To Hold Town-Hall Event with City Officials on Climate, Jobs and Justice

FORUM: Days After East River Oil Spill, New Yorkers To Hold Town-Hall Event with City Officials on Climate, Jobs and Justice

FORUM: Days After East River Oil Spill, New Yorkers To Hold Town-Hall Event with City Officials on Climate, Jobs and Justice Mayor de Blasio, Comptroller Stringer, Public Advocate James invited to take questions from city residents on climate positions What’s […]