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Friday, Oct 11, 2019 at 10:24 AM EDT

Fired EPA Experts Release Independent Air Pollution Report

Fired EPA Experts Release Independent Air Pollution Report

Nearly one year ago, the Trump administration fired a panel of scientific experts who assisted the Environmental Protection Agency in its review of air quality standards for particulate matter, NBC News...

Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 at 05:50 PM EDT

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

EPA Proposes Rewrite of Rules on Lead Contamination in Water

The Trump administration on Thursday proposed a rewrite of rules for dealing with lead pipes contaminating drinking water, but critics say the changes appear to give water systems decades more time to replace...

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019 at 01:00 PM EDT

Fish Found in NY Lake 32 Years After Being Declared Fishless

Fish Found in NY Lake 32 Years After Being Declared Fishless

A reproducing population of brook trout has been discovered in a tiny lake in the Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness for the first time since the lake was declared fishless because of acid rain 32 years ago,...

Monday, Oct 7, 2019 at 02:45 PM EDT

Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests

Climate Activists Block Roads, March in Global Protests

Activists with the Extinction Rebellion movement blocked major roads across major European cities Monday, kicking off a wide-ranging series of worldwide protests demanding much more urgent action against climate...

Sunday, Oct 6, 2019 at 05:47 AM EDT

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

6 Elephants Die at Thai Park Trying to Save Fallen Calf

A herd of wild elephants was swept away by raging waters in a national park in Thailand, drowning six, while rangers helped steer two of the animals out of a deep ravine. Staff at Khao Yai National Park...

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Nasty Coastal Storm to Slam Tri-State Area for PM Rush
Nasty Coastal Storm to Slam Tri-State Area for PM Rush

Storm Team 4 is tracking a nasty coastal storm that will slam the tri-state area with heavy rain and strong winds Wednesday into Thursday, a system threatening to dump up to 2 inches of rain in the city and more...

Rain Postpones Game 4 of Yankees-Astros Series
Rain Postpones Game 4 of Yankees-Astros Series

Game 4 of the Yankees-Astros AL Championship Series has been postponed. Game 4 will now be played Thursday at 8:08 p.m.

NYPD Officer Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot in Queens
NYPD Officer Dies From Self-Inflicted Gunshot in Queens

An off-duty NYPD officer died after being found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound late Tuesday, police said

FDNY Trucks Crash, Injuring 11 Firefighters and 1 Civilian
FDNY Trucks Crash, Injuring 11 Firefighters and 1 Civilian

Nearly a dozen FDNY firefighters were taken to hospitals and a civilian was hurt after two fire trucks collided while responding to a call in Brooklyn on Tuesday night, officials said.

Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank
Debate Rivals Assail Warren as She Joins Democrats' Top Rank

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature...

'I’m Afraid:' 911 Call Reveals Terror of Woman Locked in CT Bus Compartment
'I’m Afraid:' 911 Call Reveals Terror of Woman Locked in CT Bus Compartment

Connecticut State Police have released a 911 call made by a woman locked in the luggage compartment on the bottom of a Peter Pan bus in August.