Environment

Researchers have made a startling discovery in Lake Erie -- two species of exotic zooplankton that originally hail from the southern hemisphere.

To help mark the 40th anniversary of the emergency declaration at Love Canal, we dipped into the archives of WNED-TV for footage that captured the moment.

Video produced by Chris Thomas.

A movement that started with scared homeowners, strange smells and a collection of health symptoms celebrates an anniversary today. Forty years after President Jimmy Carter first declared Love Canal a national health emergency, former housewife and activist Lois Gibbs looks back and realizes that the people she mobilized were the start of something a lot bigger.


Tuesday is the 40th anniversary of President Jimmy Carter declaring Love Canal a federal health emergency. It was the first time a man-made disaster was given that declaration. The environmental disaster was memorialized in the song "Love Canal" by the band Flipper. WBFO's Nick Lippa produced an  audio postcard with remembrances from canal evacuees Luella Kenny and former Channel 2 reporter Dick Lucinski.


Center for Health, Environment & Justice

Forty years ago this week, federal officials declared a western New York neighborhood to be a disaster area. That action in Niagara Falls -- in an area that came to be known as Love Canal -- highlighted the threat of industrial pollution across America.

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