You may not see them, but they’re there. More than 30 coyotes now call New York City home, and a new pilot project aims to find out just how these secretive creatures navigate a bustling metropolis relatively unseen. Continue reading “Tracking New York City’s Coyote Population (Yes, There is a Coyote Population!)”
New rules passed in New York State will require manufacturers to reveal the chemical ingredients in household cleaning products. Companies must also disclose internal research conducted on whether ingredients have any potential impacts on human health and the environment.
Under the Household Cleansing Product Information Disclosure program, this information must be posted on Internet web sites, initially in July 2019, with further details added by July 2020 and January 2023. There are exceptions for information considered a trade secret.
Source: Times Union
A new “aquatic weed harvester” is being used to control unwanted invasive species in Prospect Park Lake. The machine will “gobble up” loads of aquatic primrose and duckweed, which grows across the surface of the lake in large mats, crowding out native flora. Continue reading “Floating Weed Harvester Gobbles Up Invasives in Prospect Park”
The state Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the launch of two birding challenges for 2018. Continue reading “Your Challenge, Should You Choose to Accept It: I BIRD NY”
A new invasive species is plaguing Warren, Washington and Saratoga counties: the crazy worm. Continue reading “Crazy Worms Driving Upstaters Crazy”
An intense and damaging brown tide has emerged across the Great South Bay a full month earlier than in past years, paralleling last year’s brown tide that lasted until August. Continue reading “Early Brown Tide Has Long Island Worried”
New York City drinking water flows from some of the nation’s cleanest, most pristine reservoirs, but if your building or workplace relies on a water tower to store it, you may be consuming water that’s been contaminated by some very unsavory elements. Continue reading “Dead Pigeons, Rats, Cockroaches Found in NYC Drinking Water Towers”
For years, sediment dredged from the bottom of the Buffalo River was considered so toxic it had to be hauled to a special disposal facility.
Now, after a $75 million cleanup, the sand, silt and gravel from the river is healthy enough to be used to build a new habitat for fish, shorebirds, turtles and other aquatic wildlife on Buffalo’s Unity Island.
Source: The Buffalo News
It’s not even June, but the state Department of Environmental Conservation has already confirmed blue-green algae blooms in eight water bodies across New York. These blooms can produce toxins harmful to both people and animals, and any contact with affected water bodies should be avoided.
Most of the blooms are on Long Island and in New York City, typical for this early in the season. More blooms are expected across the state as temperatures rise. Continue reading “Warm Weather has Arrived, and Toxic Algae Blooms are Here for it”
Beach season kicks off this weekend, but for many residents and fans of Rockaway Beach, this summer will be a bummer.
On Monday, the Parks Department announced that an 11-block stretch of Rockaway Beach, between Beach 91st Street and Beach 102nd Street, will be closed indefinitely due to erosion. Continue reading “Popular Stretch of Rockaway Beach Shut Down Indefinitely”