Local Newscast 180511

In New York, I’m Bo Hamby. More than a dozen people were taken to local hospitals in Queens this morning when two separate fires broke out. One at an apartment building in Jackson Heights and the other at a two-story home in Elmhurst. According to the Fire Department, more than one hundred firefighters responded to […]

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New Study Finds High Levels of Pharmaceuticals in Hudson

HOST INTRO: The Hudson River is a stew of dissolved pharmaceuticals. That’s according to a new study from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Sixteen common pharmaceuticals were detected — including antibiotics, anticonvulsants, drugs for treating high blood pressure, epilepsy. A plan to reduce the contamination is in the works, but as Bo Hamby reports, there’s already quite a bit of medication in the water.

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New York Releases Offshore Wind Plan Amid Blowback from Activists

Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo released a new plan to build offshore wind farms in New York. The Offshore Wind Master Plan charts a course for the state to power over a million homes with clean wind energy by 2030. The plan calls for wind farms to be built 20 miles off the coast of Long Island. It’s been applauded by many… But as Bo Hamby reports, not everyone is jumping on board.

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