Environmentalists urge return of curbside composting pick-up across NYC

Food scraps makeup one-third of the city's waste stream and diverting them from landfills was a central park of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Zero Waste initiative. But budget cuts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic forced the city to pause residential curbside pickup of scraps, leaving volunteers trying to pick up the composting slack.

EPA drops regulation for contaminant harming babies' brains

Administrator Andrew Wheeler's announcement was the latest in a series of Trump administration rollbacks or eliminations of existing or pending public health and environmental protections, targeting Obama administration initiatives in particular. The Trump administration says the regulations are burdensome to business and are unnecessary.

Indian Point nuclear plant to begin shutdown

One of the two operating nuclear reactors at the Indian Point Energy Center north of New York City is shutting down this week. The 1,020-megawatt Unit 2 reactor will shut down Thursday night and the Unit 3 reactor will close a year later under an agreement plant owner Entergy reached in 2017 with the state and the environmental group Riverkeeper.