"Big changes are occurring in one of the fastest-warming spots on Earth".
Northeast (CT MA ME NH NJ NY RI VT)
"Conservationists want a large swath of ocean off of Cape Cod to be declared a national monument. Fishing groups oppose the plan, which would make Cashes Ledge and other fishing areas off limits."
"The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, the only nuclear power plant in Massachusetts, will close by June 2019 because it is becoming too expensive to run, its owner announced Tuesday."
"VINELAND, N.J. -- Following months of investigations and public hearings, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed to add the former Kil-Tone Company grounds to its Superfund list of the most hazardous waste sites in the country."
"Coal ash sitting dormant in an unlined portion of the landfill near the Cayuga Power Plant has been seeping into groundwater for nearly 30 years and has flowed into nearby Milliken Creek, potentially contaminating drinking water, a geologist said in a meeting with Tompkins County officials Wednesday afternoon."
"Officials at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station are considering whether they can afford the multimillion-dollar safety improvements and other reforms required by federal officials. If not, they say, they might close the plant."
"A group of New Jersey environmental organizations Monday took the first step to appeal what it called the Christie administration's 'dirty deal' — the $225 million settlement with ExxonMobil over contamination of industrial sites in New Jersey."
"A $100 million flood protection system will help keep Sandy-like stormwaters from devastating lower Manhattan, the de Blasio administration said Thursday."