The EPA is taking public comments on the pesticide Triclosan, which may be, among other things, an endocrin disruptor and is ubiquitous in the environment.
Filmmaker Josh Fox interviewed families whose drinking water wells had gone bad after fracking began on or near their land. Their water is now discolored, foul-smelling and in many cases flammable. For the most part, the drilling companies claim no responsibility, although many have settled claims with victims.
Sea level rise is a concept that most people, including New Yorkers, can’t yet personalize. More public education is vital to ensure that New York City’s residents are able and willing to make informed decisions about specific actions and their associated budgetary requirements. Then we won’t be forced to react to natural disasters, instead we will proactively avoid or minimize the damage from the changes we inevitably face.
As New York considers a moratorium on fracking, it’s worth considering comparisons between the Deepwater Horizon oil rig disaster and recent natural gas events - like the natural gas blowout in PA.
A new global map illustrates the size and location of 400 oxygen-deprived oceanic "dead zones," most of which are triggered by fertilizer runoff.
Clam and scallop shells show detrimental effects from increasing levels of carbon dioxide, and even when grown under current levels. Carbon dioxide will have major impacts on shellfish.
Those of us at EcoCentric are excited to write about this year’s topic - water - because it’s one of our main issues. The blogging started on Tuesday and continued all week.
Rumors abound about the dark forces that might be at play at the New York State DEC. Next week’s election results could determine the fate of New York’s environment.
November 15 is America Recycles Day. Find fun facts, activities and more about recycling. And make sure you recycle every day.
Ecocentric returns to the Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest rooftop farm, to take in the view and catch up with co-founder Gwen Schantz. Check out the interview to hear her thoughts about roofs, urban ag and future plans.
Can New York City seafood be local again? A number of seafood-centric writers and scientists recently gathered to tackle that not-often-asked question.
FIJI Water and its parent company, Roll International, are using a lot of water - and making a lot of dough - at the expense of surrounding communities.
The World Resources Institute released an interactive and exhaustively-researched map of 762 (and counting) areas in the world’s oceans with dangerously low oxygen levels.
Recently, I met a group of 20 or so curious people for a tour of the Yonker’s Wastewater Treatment Plant to find out where things go once you flush the toilet.
When I played on the beach as a little kid I loved to build little dams in the stream flowing out of the storm drain outfall. Of course, I was playing in filth.