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March 13 2012


A Greener Strategy for New York's Runaway Sewage

An accord is reached on investments in infrastructure for preventing storm water from overwhelming New York City's sewage system and polluting creeks and rivers.

February 16 2012


New York Plans Faster Sewage Alerts

In a pilot program, environmental officials will install remote sensors at five places where sewage can enter the city's waterways so that bathers and skiers are not caught unaware.
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February 10 2012


On Our Radar: Trump Assails Wind Farm

The Scottish government is on the outs with Donald Trump, having proposed an offshore wind farm in view of his luxury golf resort.

February 03 2012


Warming Seas and Corals: A New Conundrum

A new study based on research in western Australia suggests that warming seas can benefit corals -- but perhaps only to a point.

August 29 2011


Testing Water Along the Path of Irene

Beyond flooding and destruction, Hurricane Irene is likely to have caused less visible environmental damage by dumping sewage, pesticides and other contaminants into waterways along the East Coast, federal officials said.

July 29 2011


On Hudson Pollution, Back to Routine Worries

Now that a sewage discharge caused by a fire has passed, officials call their attention to a perennial cause of contamination: storm water that overwhelms the treatment system.

July 28 2011


Hudson Sewage Rattles Purveyors

Customers have even fled from river businesses that barely dip a toe into the water.

December 08 2010


November 10 2010


New York Harbor, Then and Now

To mark the harbor's centennial, the city issues a report detailing the evolving history of wastewater treatment and other efforts to improve its health.

October 07 2010


September 29 2010


Sewage Overflow in New York? Believe It

A video captures a sheet of sewage coating the Gowanus Canal, underlining the big problem that New York City hopes to address through a green infrastructure plan.

August 25 2010


A Proposal to Keep Sewage Away From the California Coast

The federal Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that it intends to allow California to ban all dumping of sewage by large cargo and cruise ships in state waters out to the 3-mile limit. The state has been requesting permission for the ban for five years.

August 04 2010

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