EarthTalk®: Tar Sands Oil Development’s Impact on Birds By RODDY SCHEER and DOUG MOSS

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Dear EarthTalk: How is it that migrating birds are being negatively affected by oil extraction in Canada’s Boreal forest?               — Jennifer Chase, Fort Lauderdale, FL     Environmentalists are concerned about the impact of “tar sands” oil development in Canada’s Boreal forest and the impact it might have on wildlife, including many species of birds.  Each …

eHeziEarthTalk®: Tar Sands Oil Development’s Impact on Birds By RODDY SCHEER and DOUG MOSS

EXCLUSIVE: Water Leak Revealed Last Winter Continues Unabated to This Day By HEZI ARIS

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Water leak revealed during the winter of 2013 at Central Park Avenue and  Melrose Avenue continues to pose a hazard almost one-year after initially recognized.   YONKERS, NY – August 12, 2014 – Water continues to spill onto the sidewalk and street along Central Park Avenue and Melrose Avenues. When first discovered last winter, the water seen wetting the sidewalk and …

eHeziEXCLUSIVE: Water Leak Revealed Last Winter Continues Unabated to This Day By HEZI ARIS

EarthTalk® – Fuel Cell Cars by RODDY SCHEER and DOUG MOSS

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Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that fuel cell cars aren’t really any greener than conventional gas-powered internal combustion cars?                                                                                                                          — Michelle Adamo, Portland, OR A decade ago cars powered by fuel cells seemed like the future of green automotive travel, but many analysts now think otherwise. These futuristic cars run on hydrogen fuel and emit only heat and water vapor. …

eHeziEarthTalk® – Fuel Cell Cars by RODDY SCHEER and DOUG MOSS

Clean Water Raid by Executive Director PETER IWANOWICZ

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Request to Investigate EFC  “Talk about putting lipstick on a pig! A raid is a raid, and a quarter billion dollars in public money should not be bandied about behind closed doors without proper public scrutiny and oversight. Governor Cuomo knows the federal government can and will very likely claw back any portion of this raid that does not meet …

eHeziClean Water Raid by Executive Director PETER IWANOWICZ

Statement by NYS Environmental Facilities President on Approval of $256 Million Loan for Environmental Protection Projects to the Protect Hudson River

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“Today’s PACB vote is clear on one important point: it is legal and proper to use the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund to protect the Hudson River, its wildlife and wildlife habitats during the construction of the New NY York Bridge. This is a revolving loan fund and, like all of the loans approved by the Environmental Facilities Corp., …

eHeziStatement by NYS Environmental Facilities President on Approval of $256 Million Loan for Environmental Protection Projects to the Protect Hudson River

Environment New York Report Asserts Hudson River Watershed Still Plagued by Toxic Pollution Report

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NEW YORK, NY and YONKERS, NY – June 23, 2014 — Industrial facilities dumped 5,303,190 pounds of toxic chemicals into New York’s waterways in 2012 making New York’s waterways the 15th worst in the nation, according to a new report by Environment New York Research & Policy Center. The “Wasting Our Waters” report comes as the Environmental Protection Agency considers …

eHeziEnvironment New York Report Asserts Hudson River Watershed Still Plagued by Toxic Pollution Report

MELINDA’S GARDEN: Grow Your Own Backyard Paradise in a Pot
 By MELINDA MYERS

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Create a backyard escape with the help of container gardens. Whether you’re looking for a visit to the desert, an English garden or tropical paradise, a few planters can help create the mood. Reduce your workload and increase your enjoyment with a bit of planning and proper planting. Select a container with drainage holes and one that mimics the color …

eHeziMELINDA’S GARDEN: Grow Your Own Backyard Paradise in a Pot
 By MELINDA MYERS

The Climate Change Speech President Obama Must Make By ANDREW J. WILLNER

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  The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report reads like a science fiction writer’s vision of Apocalypse. But President Obama still fails to lead and to deal decisively with climate change and its looming tidal wave of human suffering. What follows is a portion of the imagined climate change speech President Obama needs to make to the nation, and …

eHeziThe Climate Change Speech President Obama Must Make By ANDREW J. WILLNER

Yonkers 2014 State of the City Address By Mayor MIKE SPANO

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Good evening Mr. Council President and members of the City Council, members of the Judiciary, members of the Board of Education, State and County representatives, and fellow Yonkers residents. I want to start by giving a round of applause to Palisade Preparatory High School Jazz Band for their performance this evening. I also want to thank News12 and viewers watching …

eHeziYonkers 2014 State of the City Address By Mayor MIKE SPANO

Albany Crude Oil Moratorium Sets Mark for Statewide Action By PETER IWANOWICZ

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YONKERS, NY  — March 12, 2014 — Albany County Executive Dan McCoy’s moratorium to halt a Global Partners oil heating facility expansion currently under Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) review is the bold leadership our communities need, and sets the standard for local governments statewide.

eHeziAlbany Crude Oil Moratorium Sets Mark for Statewide Action By PETER IWANOWICZ