Environmental Protection

  • Funding for New York Environmental Protection Projects Approved Funding for New York Environmental Protection Projects Approved

    Funding for three projects was approved by the Tompkins County Legislature.

  • Agreement Reached in Bid to Stabilize Lake Mead Water Levels

    As part of a $6 million partnership agreement with the Bureau of Reclamation, the state of Arizona, the city of Phoenix, and the Walton Family Foundation, Inc., the Gila River Indian Community will forego delivery of 40,000 acre-feet of its 2017 Colorado River allocation.

  • NY DEC Awards Grants for Riparian Buffers in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    The grants are for projects to permanently protect riparian buffers through land acquisition and conservation easements. Riparian buffers are strips of trees, shrubs, or grasses planted next to streams or other waterbodies.

  • Threats to Oceans Accelerating, UN Meeting Participants Warn

    Wu Hongbo, under-secretary-general for Economic and Social Affairs and secretary-general of the recent conference, said the meeting raised global consciousness of the importance of the oceans and the challenges facing them, including plastic and other pollution, overfishing, and ocean acidification.

  • Waste Cans a Big Part of NYC Anti-Rat Program

    More frequent trash pickup, increased fines for illegal dumping, changing the rules to require larger buildings to put out the trash in the very early morning hours as close to the pickup time as possible, and eliminating dirt basements in the city's public housing buildings are all part of the $32 million plan.

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