EarthTalk®

Dear EarthTalk: The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to strip the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of its authority over state water quality.

Airports Reopen

The three major airports serving the New York City metropolitan area have resumed flight operations. Officials say flights in and out of LaGuardia Airport resumed at 7 a.m. Monday. John F. Kennedy International and Newark Liberty International airports opened to…

Irene Creates Blood Emergency

STATE – In addition to widespread flooding and power outages, Hurricane Irene also caused a blood shortage, according to New Jersey Blood Services, a division of New York Blood Center. The supply of several blood types, including O-negative (“universal donor”) blood, which is normally maintained at the three-to-five-day inventory level, has dropped below the two-day minimum level.