There is a long-running fight in Ontario's Niagara Region over wind towers being used to generate electricity, while nearby, a series of companies are starting factories to make the components of wind generators.
A new report called ‘Taken By Storm’ released by the National Wildlife Foundation is highlighting the issue of excessive fertilizer runoff into Lake Erie. The resulting algal blooms can seriously impact the health of those who rely on its water.
The chemical responsible for the death of 14 people and injury of over 200 in West, Texas, is in wide use. Leaving many upstate New Yorkers are wondering how ammonium nitrate is regulated in New York state.
In the wake of the criminal conviction of Tonawanda Coke and its top environmental official, New York State's top environmentalist was in town Thursday to tour of the area around the plant and around the Peace Bridge in Buffalo.
The environmental control officer at Tonawanda Coke faces up to 20-years in jail and the company up to $200 million in fines after a federal court jury returned quick verdicts Thursday in a 19-count indictment.
Late last year, the Cuomo administration laid out its agenda to address New York’s future energy requirements. All this week, reporters from the Innovation Trail are putting different parts of that complex energy puzzle under the microscope.
The University at Buffalo has announced that it is shutting down its Shale Resources and Society Institute, effective immediately. UB President Satish Tripathi announced the decision Monday afternoon, following an internal assessment.
The City of Buffalo's recycling rate is well below the national average, according to Investigative Post. Reporter Dan Telvock, who conducted the research, tells WBFO's Eileen Buckley City Hall has failed to educate the public and enforce recycling laws.
New state air monitoring shows air coming from the Niagara River and Lake Erie is pretty clean, until it goes across the Peace Bridge and its plaza.
The Department of Environmental Conservation is doing elaborate air monitoring at the bridge, checking the air before it gets there and then after it leaves the bridge. Most of the information is posted continually on the department web site.
Pulmonary and asthma researcher Doctor Jamson Lwebuga-Mukasa says this shows how much pollution is coming from the bridge and being breathed by those living downwind.
The Environmental Protection Agency says a fire in a glass and plastic recycling operation in Attica is out, after weeks of effort.
An estimated 49,000 cubic yards of glass and plastic had accumulated at the Hillcrest Industries recycling plant and started burning, emitting a foul stench across the village. State and federal officials moved in to move the burning material around and extinguish it.
Public Affairs Officer Elias Rodriguez says the next step is to make sure the fire doesn't re-start.
If you have a closet cluttered with all of that electronic gear you no longer use, you have a chance to legally dispose of them Saturday.
An e-waste recycling event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Saint Amelia's School on Eggert Road in the Town of Tonawanda.
The number of these events has proliferated since Albany passed a law barring garbage collection firms from picking up most electronic gadgetry. Before that, the devices were routinely put out at the curb and hauled away to the landfill.
The EPA is now expected to take the lead in clean up of a massive mound of garbage created by a business in Attica that has residents up in arms.
Western New York Congressman Kathy Hochul issued a news release Thursday announcing that she had a call with the Regional EPA Administrator and the "EPA will now assume the lead role in the troubling situation at an Attica business, which has left the community exposed to intolerable odors and emissions."