Environment

Environmental Extremism and the Assault on Free Speech

Environmental Extremism and the Assault on Free Speech

Environmental Extremism and the Assault on Free Speech by Frank V. Vernuccio An unprecedented legal attack, in utter violation of the First Amendment, has been launched against a think tank. According to Claude Walker, the attorney general of the U.S. […]

by · May 22, 2016 · Environment
Op-Ed: Indian Point is the Existing Bridge to a Clean Energy Future

Op-Ed: Indian Point is the Existing Bridge to a Clean Energy Future

Indian Point is the Existing Bridge to a Clean Energy Future The Indian Point nuclear power plant, located in Westchester, provides 25 percent of the power used in New York City and Westchester every day. Not only does Indian Point […]

Yearly Cost of U.S. Premature Births Linked to Air Pollution

Yearly Cost of U.S. Premature Births Linked to Air Pollution

  NEW YORK, March 29, 2016  — The annual economic cost of the nearly 16,000 premature births linked to air pollution in the United States has reached $4.33 billion, according to a report by scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center. The […]

by · March 29, 2016 · Environment, Science, Women
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UPDATE: Oil Spill in the Bronx River Getting Resolved

  UPDATE: Oil Spill in the Bronx River Getting Resolved   After the oil spill in Yonkers, Bronx River Alliance reported that the recent heating oil spill in Bronx River is now being resolved, thanks to all the whole scale […]

by · March 23, 2016 · Environment, Local News, News
WYSK: George Pataki Is Unhappy

WYSK: George Pataki Is Unhappy

Ex-Governor George Pataki has joined the voices of those elected officials who are demanding for the name of Donald Trump to be removed from the parkland that Mr. Trump donated to the State of New York.

PROFILE AMERICA: Solar Power

The first house in America with solar powered heating and radiation cooling opened this week in 1955 in Tucson, Arizona.

by · January 18, 2016 · Environment, Profile America
SIXTEEN HOTELS TO JOIN NYC’S FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

SIXTEEN HOTELS TO JOIN NYC’S FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

16 HOTELS COMMIT TO 30 PERCENT REDUCTION IN EMISSIONS IN NEXT 10 YEARS   Another major expansion of NYC carbon challenge adds hotel sector to multifamily buildings, universities, hospitals, and commercial offices – part of de Blasio Administration’s OneNYC and […]

by · January 15, 2016 · Environment, Government
(Courtesy of the Indian Point Energy Center)

Entergy Earns EEI Emergency Assistance and Recovery Awards

Entergy Earns EEI Emergency Assistance and Recovery Awards; Continues 18-year Record NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 6, 2016  — Entergy Corp. yesterday received the Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Assistance and Recovery Awards to recognize the company’s outstanding power restoration efforts on behalf […]

by · January 7, 2016 · Business, Energy, Environment, News
Top Tips for ‘Baby Proofing’ Your Indoor Air

Top Tips for ‘Baby Proofing’ Your Indoor Air

MADISON, WI, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — For new parents, ensuring a house is safe is a top priority. Outlets are covered, gates are installed near stairs – any visible hazard is addressed. Unfortunately, not all dangers can be seen with […]

by · January 5, 2016 · Environment, Youth and Children
FRESHDIRECT WINS 2015 EPA NORTHEAST DIESEL COLLABORATIVE BREATHE EASY LEADERSHIP AWARD

FRESHDIRECT WINS 2015 EPA NORTHEAST DIESEL COLLABORATIVE BREATHE EASY LEADERSHIP AWARD

  FreshDirect CEO and co-founder Jason Ackerman, Director of Fleet Operations Michael Derrig, & FreshDirect Transportation employees hold the 2015 EPA NEDC Breathe Easy Leadership Award   FreshDirect recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for investments in technologies to significantly […]

Amb. Ron Kirk, CASEnergy Co-Chair, former US Trade Representative and former mayor of Dallas.

Former US Trade Ambassador Visits Mercy College

Earlier this week, backed by the projected image of a large American flag, CASEnergy Coalition co-chairman and former US Trade Ambassador Ron Kirk spoke to group of Mercy College students –including a contingent of physician assistants who will be traveling to Nicaragua […]

Heat Advisory – Summer Safety Tips

Heat Advisory – Summer Safety Tips

Summer has finally arrived, and the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory that will be in effect today, July 20th, from 10am until 6pm. The peak heat index may reach 104 degrees. For those of you without air […]

Activists Win Battle Battle Over LG Tower At Hudson Palisades

Activists Win Battle Battle Over LG Tower At Hudson Palisades

New York Elected Officials Instrumental in Litigation Forcing LG Retreat on Proposal State Senator Jeff Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Congressman Eliot Engel (D-Bronx/Westchester), Senator Adriano Espaillat (D-Manhattan/Bronx), Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Council Member Andrew Cohen (D-Bronx) praised the agreement announced today […]

BP Ruben Diaz Jr. joined State Senator Jeff Klein, Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and then Community Board #8 Chairman Robert Fanuzzi at an announcement concerning legislation opening parts of the Jerome Park Reservoir for public use ( June 4, 2014).

City DEP Approves Public Access Pilot Program At Jerome Park Reservoir

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is praising a decision by the City’s Department of Environmental Protection to expand public access to the Jerome Park Reservoir. “This is incredibly welcome news, and something my office has advocated for over the […]

EarthFest at Pelham Bay Park April 26, 2015

EarthFest at Pelham Bay Park April 26, 2015

by · April 22, 2015 · Bulletin Board, Environment, Parks