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  • Latimer signs executive orders to keep Westchester groundwater clean, safe

    Latimer signs executive orders to keep Westchester groundwater clean, safe

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 2:59 PM EDT2019-05-22 18:59:36 GMT
    Westchester County is making moves to keep groundwater clean and safe.
    Westchester County is making moves to keep groundwater clean and safe.
  • Warwick schools honored for going green

    Warwick schools honored for going green

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 12:46 PM EDT2019-05-22 16:46:36 GMT
    Warwick Valley Middle School and Sandfordville Elementary School are among three dozen schools nationwide receiving the "Green Ribbon" distinctions this year.
    Warwick Valley Middle School and Sandfordville Elementary School are among three dozen schools nationwide receiving the "Green Ribbon" distinctions this year.
  • Warning: Turtle Crossing - Drivers urged to slow down

    Warning: Turtle Crossing - Drivers urged to slow down

    Wednesday, May 22 2019 5:08 AM EDT2019-05-22 09:08:12 GMT
    Residents who live near Western Highway in West Nyack say up to ten turtles cross the highway per day.Residents who live near Western Highway in West Nyack say up to ten turtles cross the highway per day.
    Residents who live near Western Highway in West Nyack say up to ten turtles cross the highway per day.Residents who live near Western Highway in West Nyack say up to ten turtles cross the highway per day.
    Residents who live near Western Highway in West Nyack say up to ten turtles cross the highway per day.
    Residents who live near Western Highway in West Nyack say up to 10 turtles cross the highway per day.
  • Coyote warning issued in Rockland County

    Coyote warning issued in Rockland County

    Thursday, May 16 2019 6:25 AM EDT2019-05-16 10:25:29 GMT
    Haverstraw police say they're aware of coyote sightings in the area of Kinsman Lane in Garnerville.
    Haverstraw police say they're aware of coyote sightings in the area of Kinsman Lane in Garnerville.
  • Bedford cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 70%

    Bedford cuts greenhouse gas emissions by 70%

    Wednesday, May 15 2019 5:00 PM EDT2019-05-15 21:00:14 GMT
    Officials with the local grassroots organization ‘Bedford 2020’ say the town far exceeded its initial target and timeframe.Officials with the local grassroots organization ‘Bedford 2020’ say the town far exceeded its initial target and timeframe.
    Officials with the local grassroots organization ‘Bedford 2020’ say the town far exceeded its initial target and timeframe.Officials with the local grassroots organization ‘Bedford 2020’ say the town far exceeded its initial target and timeframe.
    A northern Westchester town is celebrating an environmental milestone.
    A northern Westchester town is celebrating an environmental milestone.
  • Homeowner: "I'll be damned if I have to live like this”

    Homeowner: "I'll be damned if I have to live like this”

    Tuesday, May 14 2019 6:15 AM EDT2019-05-14 10:15:27 GMT
    Some Orange County homeowners are becoming increasingly frustrated because they say it is taking too long to repair their water problem.
    Some Orange County homeowners are becoming increasingly frustrated because they say it is taking too long to repair their water problem.
  • Polluted site in Cortlandt Manor listed on EPA’s national priority list

    Polluted site in Cortlandt Manor listed on EPA’s national priority list

    Monday, May 13 2019 8:16 PM EDT2019-05-14 00:16:04 GMT
    A long-abandoned and polluted site in Cortland Manor is now on the EPA's national priority list. The patch of land once housed Magna Metals from the mid-50s to 1979. Magna Metals used iron, lead and zinc chlorides during operations, and those contaminates
    A long-abandoned and polluted site in Cortland Manor is now on the EPA's national priority list. The patch of land once housed Magna Metals from the mid-50s to 1979. Magna Metals used iron, lead and zinc chlorides during operations, and those contaminates
  • Falling tree crashes onto car in Spring Valley

    Falling tree crashes onto car in Spring Valley

    Monday, May 13 2019 7:17 AM EDT2019-05-13 11:17:42 GMT
    Police say the wind and rain knocked over a tree on Twin Avenue during the afternoon.
    Police say the wind and rain knocked over a tree on Twin Avenue during the afternoon.
  • Rep. Maloney introduces bill to test for cancer-causing chemicals

    Rep. Maloney introduces bill to test for cancer-causing chemicals

    Thursday, May 9 2019 8:29 PM EDT2019-05-10 00:29:05 GMT
    A congressman wants to require water supplies to be tested for cancer-causing chemicals.
    A congressman wants to require water supplies to be tested for cancer-causing chemicals.
  • Severe storms flood nation’s Midwest

    Severe storms flood nation’s Midwest

    Wednesday, May 8 2019 7:59 AM EDT2019-05-08 11:59:44 GMT
    A large and slow-moving storm is bringing heavy rain and flooding problems from the Texas and Louisiana all the way to the Great Lakes region.A large and slow-moving storm is bringing heavy rain and flooding problems from the Texas and Louisiana all the way to the Great Lakes region.
    A large and slow-moving storm is bringing heavy rain and flooding problems from the Texas and Louisiana all the way to the Great Lakes region.A large and slow-moving storm is bringing heavy rain and flooding problems from the Texas and Louisiana all the way to the Great Lakes region.
    A large and slow-moving storm is bringing heavy rain and flooding problems from Texas and Louisiana all the way to the Great Lakes region.
    A large and slow-moving storm is bringing heavy rain and flooding problems from Texas and Louisiana all the way to the Great Lakes region.
  • Elmsford voted tastiest tap water in the county

    Elmsford voted tastiest tap water in the county

    Wednesday, May 8 2019 7:58 AM EDT2019-05-08 11:58:47 GMT
    The blind taste test took place yesterday outside the county office building in White Plains.The blind taste test took place yesterday outside the county office building in White Plains.
    The blind taste test took place yesterday outside the county office building in White Plains.The blind taste test took place yesterday outside the county office building in White Plains.
    The blind taste test took place yesterday outside the county office building in White Plains.
    The blind taste test took place yesterday outside the county office building in White Plains.
  • Chappaqua apartments evacuated after carbon monoxide scare

    Chappaqua apartments evacuated after carbon monoxide scare

    Monday, May 6 2019 6:23 AM EDT2019-05-06 10:23:50 GMT
    First responders say the potentially deadly situation happened at the Chappaqua Crossing Apartments on Bedford Road.First responders say the potentially deadly situation happened at the Chappaqua Crossing Apartments on Bedford Road.
    First responders say the potentially deadly situation happened at the Chappaqua Crossing Apartments on Bedford Road.First responders say the potentially deadly situation happened at the Chappaqua Crossing Apartments on Bedford Road.
    First responders say the potentially deadly situation happened at the Chappaqua Crossing Apartments on Bedford Road.
    First responders say the potentially deadly situation happened at the Chappaqua Crossing Apartments on Bedford Road.

  • Eel count provides a window into health of Hudson River

    Eel count provides a window into health of Hudson River

    Monday, April 22 2019 8:24 PM EDT2019-04-23 00:24:05 GMT
    Rainy weather didn't stop volunteers from performing an important task on Earth Day -- counting eels in the Hudson River.
    Rainy weather didn't stop volunteers from performing an important task on Earth Day -- counting eels in the Hudson River.

  • Black mold shuts down Yonkers school

    Black mold shuts down Yonkers school

    Tuesday, September 25 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-09-25 21:41:40 GMT
    There will be no classes today and Yonkers school officials say the building will be closed until all tests come back negative.There will be no classes today and Yonkers school officials say the building will be closed until all tests come back negative.
    There will be no classes today and Yonkers school officials say the building will be closed until all tests come back negative.There will be no classes today and Yonkers school officials say the building will be closed until all tests come back negative.

    The discovery of black mold has shut down a Yonkers school for the foreseeable future.

    The discovery of black mold has shut down a Yonkers school for the foreseeable future.

  • News 12's Most-Viewed: #3 - Officials issue bobcat warning in Orange County

    News 12's Most-Viewed: #3 - Officials issue bobcat warning in Orange County

    Saturday, December 29 2018 10:55 AM EST2018-12-29 15:55:20 GMT
    According to animal control officials, bobcats are common in the county, although sightings are rare.According to animal control officials, bobcats are common in the county, although sightings are rare.

    According to animal control officials, bobcats are common in the county, although sightings are rare.

    According to animal control officials, bobcats are common in the county, although sightings are rare.

  • Mt. Vernon mayor, City Council battle over cleanup of waterways

    Mt. Vernon mayor, City Council battle over cleanup of waterways

    Tuesday, June 26 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-06-26 21:17:49 GMT
    Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.
    Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.

    Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.

    Mayor Richard Thomas says City Council members aren't doing enough to clean up local waterways.

  • Firefighter battles for life after getting flu

    Firefighter battles for life after getting flu

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:48 AM EST2018-02-22 12:48:21 GMT

    A young New City firefighter continues to battle serious complications from the flu.    

    A young New City firefighter continues to battle serious complications from the flu.    

  • News 12's Most-Viewed: #6 - Earthquake shakes Hudson Valley

    News 12's Most-Viewed: #6 - Earthquake shakes Hudson Valley

    Monday, December 24 2018 1:07 PM EST2018-12-24 18:07:04 GMT

    The Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory says a 2.2-magnitude quake occurred around 6:15 a.m.

    The Lamont Doherty Geological Observatory says a 2.2-magnitude quake occurred around 6:15 a.m.

  • Arctic blast keeps warming centers open

    Arctic blast keeps warming centers open

    Friday, December 29 2017 5:10 PM EST2017-12-29 22:10:55 GMT
    Many communities have opened warming centers for not only the homeless, but also for people whose homes just don’t have enough heat to keep warm.Many communities have opened warming centers for not only the homeless, but also for people whose homes just don’t have enough heat to keep warm.

    The arctic blast that has kept temperatures well below freezing across the Hudson Valley is not only uncomfortable but it can be very dangerous, especially for the elderly and little ones.

    The arctic blast that has kept temperatures well below freezing across the Hudson Valley is not only uncomfortable but it can be very dangerous, especially for the elderly and little ones.

  • Cuomo spearheads more aid to Puerto Rico

    Cuomo spearheads more aid to Puerto Rico

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 11:26 AM EDT2017-10-03 15:26:57 GMT

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at the Westchester County Airport in Harrison this morning, spearheading the effort to bring much needed supplies to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at the Westchester County Airport in Harrison this morning, spearheading the effort to bring much needed supplies to hurricane victims in Puerto Rico.

  • Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

    Trump says US will abandon global climate accord

    Thursday, June 1 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-06-01 20:05:14 GMT
    Thursday, June 1 2017 9:06 PM EDT2017-06-02 01:06:46 GMT
    President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiPresident Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negoti

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiate re-entry on better terms.

    President Donald Trump said Thursday he was withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, striking a major blow to worldwide efforts to combat climate change and distancing the country from many allies abroad. He said the U.S. would try to negotiate re-entry on better terms.

  • Coyote spotted in Tappan

    Coyote spotted in Tappan

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 9:14 AM EDT2017-04-26 13:14:11 GMT
    A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

    There has been a coyote sighting in Rockland County. A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

    There has been a coyote sighting in Rockland County. A viewer sent in a picture to News 12 of coyote walking the streets in Tappan.

  • Youth baseball program blames city for poor field conditions

    Youth baseball program blames city for poor field conditions

    While Saturday marked opening day for a Yonkers youth baseball program, several coaches are blaming the city for the poor conditions of their designated field. "The drains are clogged, the city refuses to bring in dirt," said Coach Bill DiFonzo, of Dunwoodie Youth Association. "We can't get the kids on the field." News 12 has been told that Cook Field was not ready for opening day due to a drainage problem that the city has failed to fix. "Nothing is g...

    While Saturday marked opening day for a Yonkers youth baseball program, several coaches are blaming the city for the poor conditions of their designated field. "The drains are clogged, the city refuses to bring in dirt," said Coach Bill DiFonzo, of Dunwoodie Youth Association. "We can't get the kids on the field." News 12 has been told that Cook Field was not ready for opening day due to a drainage problem that the city has failed to fix. "Nothing is g...

  • Tarrytown asks residents to conserve water

    Tarrytown asks residents to conserve water

    Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice.Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice.

    Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice. 

    Tarrytown village residents and businesses are being urged to immediately reduce their water consumption until further notice. 

  • White Plains H.S. celebrates Earth week

    White Plains H.S. celebrates Earth week

    White Plains High School is celebrating Earth week by discussing important environmental issues. 

    White Plains High School is celebrating Earth week by discussing important environmental issues. 

  • Transformer fire knocks out power for hundreds

    Transformer fire knocks out power for hundreds

    Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads.Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads.

    A transformer fire in Cortlandt Manor knocked out power for hundreds of homes overnight. Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads. T

    A transformer fire in Cortlandt Manor knocked out power for hundreds of homes overnight. Fire officials say the transformer exploded and caught fire around 11 p.m. Wednesday at the corner of Oregon and Pump House roads. T

  • Yorktown residents rally over reduced wetlands

    Yorktown residents rally over reduced wetlands

    Dozens rallied outside a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday to protest a proposal that would reduce the number of protected wetlands in the town.Dozens rallied outside a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday to protest a proposal that would reduce the number of protected wetlands in the town.

    Some Yorktown residents are speaking out about a law that could impact their environment. 

    Some Yorktown residents are speaking out about a law that could impact their environment. 

  • Baby falcons hatch on Tappan Zee Bridge

    Baby falcons hatch on Tappan Zee Bridge

    Photos of the chicks have been posted on the official Twitter account documenting the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.Photos of the chicks have been posted on the official Twitter account documenting the replacement of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

    A couple of baby peregrine falcons have been spotted on top of the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

    A couple of baby peregrine falcons have been spotted on top of the Tappan Zee Bridge. 

  • Indian Point officials hold drill

    Indian Point officials hold drill

    Officials at Indian Point Nuclear power plant held a routine security training drill using simulated weapons designed to sound like real gunfire. The drill, which uses "laser bullets," is designed to

    Officials at Indian Point Nuclear power plant held a routine security training drill using simulated weapons designed to sound like real gunfire. The drill, which uses "laser bullets," is designed to

  • News

    Dead dolphin in Mount Vernon raises pollution concerns

    Dead dolphin in Mount Vernon raises pollution concerns

    A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.

    A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.

    A dead dolphin found in the Hutchinson River in Mount Vernon has raised questions about water pollution.

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    Lawmakers, environmentalists seek to halt Hudson River barge plan

    Lawmakers, environmentalists seek to halt Hudson River barge plan

    Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

    Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

    Lawmakers and environmentalists say they are taking steps to stop the Coast Guard's plan to put more barges in the Hudson River.

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