Environment

Sanitation trucks and police vans were used to shield the runners and spectators participating in the annual event.--Photo by David Greene

Op-Ed: On commercial waste, don’t do what L.A. did

On commercial waste, don’t do what L.A. did New York City must not adopt Los Angeles’ failed zone-based carting system By Kendall Christiansen and Thomas Grech Every day, it’s no small miracle that the 12,000 tons of waste, recyclables and organics […]

by · February 16, 2018 · Environment, Op Ed
Grappling with Ocean Plastic Pollution: Past, Present and Future. (Monterey Bay Aquarium)

Vernuccio’s View: Oceans Under Seige

The hyperbolic  claims of some environmental extremists causes many challenges facing the planet to receive less credence than they deserve. One of the most significant of these is the pollution of the oceans. The Oceanic Society reports that “Plastic pollution is one […]

February Events: Bronx Green-Up and the NYC Compost Project

February Events: Bronx Green-Up and the NYC Compost Project

NYC Compost Project is 25 years old! To kick off our anniversary celebration, we made our annual Crazy for Composting event bigger than ever. On February 17th, we’re offering multiple workshops, a panel discussion, and a partner expo to provide you […]

by · January 30, 2018 · Bulletin Board, Environment
USDA Reminds Public: Don’t Move Wood Out of Areas Quarantined for Asian Longhorned Beetle

USDA Reminds Public: Don’t Move Wood Out of Areas Quarantined for Asian Longhorned Beetle

Washington D.C., November 13, 2017— As colder weather approaches, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is reminding the public not to move wood out of areas quarantined for the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). It […]

by · December 7, 2017 · Bulletin Board, Environment
State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA

State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA

State and City Elected Officials Call for Independent Monitor to Oversee NYCHA New report shows long wait time for lead and mold complaints New York, NY — Members of the New York State Senate, Assembly and New York City Council […]

by · December 6, 2017 · Environment, Health, Housing
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 […]