Environment

First Mosquito Batch In Westchester Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

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WESTCHESTER, NY -- The Westchester County Department of Health has learned for the first time this year that a mosquito batch has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Westchester Legislators Want Stricter Review Process for Gas Pipeline Expansion

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White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) announced today passage of a resolution calling for a stricter review process and full risk assessments in regard to the proposed expansion of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline through the county by Houston, Texas-based Spectra Gas Corporation.

New Rochelle School District Fined, Issued Violations Following New York State Investigation into Asbestos Exposure Incident at Davis School, Contractor Cited for Forged License

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New York State Department of Labor, Division of Safety and Health, Asbestos Control Bureau has assessed a $6,500 fine against the City School District of New Rochelle and issued a notice of violation against the District and two District employees for handling asbestos without a license following an investigation at the George M. Davis Jr. in New Rochelle, NY.

Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State

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NEW YORK CITY, NY -- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and State Department of Health (DOH) Acting Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D., issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the New York City Metro region of New York State for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

The pollutant of concern is: Ozone

Con Edison Named Top U.S. Utility In Newsweek Green Rankings

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New York -- Con Edison is the “greenest” utility company in the United States and the 16th greenest U.S. company overall, according to Newsweek magazine’s 2014 Green Rankings.

United Water Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

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United Water announced today that the company’s Annual Water Quality Report is available. The report details the quality of drinking water provided to customers during 2013. It shows how the water delivered compares to state and federal regulations for safe drinking water.

Local Students Win National Award to Change the World

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WESTCHESTER, NY -- Recently, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education announced the national winners and finalists of the sixth annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the nation’s premier national environmental sustainability challenge that provides K-12 students with the tools and inspiration to improve their schools, communities and world.