The state now requires its public schools to test their drinking water for lead. But few districts have made it clear how they’re addressing the troubles at their taps.

November 15, 2018

A new waste equity law aims to remedy a decades-long injustice that has turned certain outer-borough neighborhoods into de facto dumping grounds.

October 17, 2018

As Northeast states make impressive commitments to this clean energy source, scientists are helping them stay out of the way of marine mammals.

September 17, 2018

Trains carrying combustible crude oil barrel on rickety rails through the Garden State, threatening the safety of millions of people—and their drinking water—every single day.

July 23, 2018

The New York City Housing Authority has failed to comply with court orders to remedy unhealthy living conditions. But tenants and advocates refuse to let the nation’s biggest residential landlord off the hook.

June 25, 2018

The dams on Mill River are gone . . . Run, herring, run!

April 30, 2018

The Empire State has adopted an innovative strategy to ward off an invasion of fracked-gas pipelines—and it’s working.

March 15, 2018

Proposed regulations would still allow wastewater to be disposed of in the watershed, with risks to both drinking water and the environment.

January 11, 2018

The Big Apple’s combined sewer system is 150 years old—and in desperate need of improvement.

December 12, 2017

This partnership is bringing bird-friendly “urban oases” to underserved neighborhoods in Connecticut.

November 07, 2017