Category: Environment

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These are the five most important things to know about the spotted lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly has invaded numerous states throughout the country at this point, and scientists are working to find a way to reduce the harm they cause as well as their population entirely. While some states focus on crops that the spotted ... MORE
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Spotted lanternflies have been spotted in Kansas, nearby Kentucky, Michigan, and New York

The invasive spotted lanternfly is now being seen in more and more states throughout the country. Recently it’s been spotted in Kansas, close to Kentucky, and dead ones have been found in Michigan. It’s been seen in New York as well. In ... MORE
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Boil water advisory lifted for residents in areas of the Town of Seneca Falls

The boil water advisory for areas of Seneca Falls has been lifted. As of 12 p.m. Sept. 16, residents on Lake Road, Lake Road Spur, Pump House Road, and 2042-2197 Route 89 in the Town of Seneca Falls no longer need to ... MORE
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Webcam installed on Seneca Harbor Station’s property allows residents to view the area from their home

Residents of the Finger Lakes Region can now see the Seneca Harbor Station right from the comfort of their own home, 24/7, 7 days a week. A new webcam is online today thanks to a partnership between BOSS Security & Automation, Seneca ... MORE
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Businesses are making the switch and getting rid of Styrofoam

Polystyrene foam containers are being banned, and some local establishments are getting ahead of that. McClure’s Deli in Elmira plans to remove all Styrofoam used in their business. Barbara McClure, owner of the deli, said that it would just be different packaging ... MORE
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Attorney General Letitia James leads the coalition of Attorney Generals to ask Congress for funding toward climate change

New York state Attorney General Letitia James is leading a coalition made up of other state Attorney Generals to address Congress to add funding for combating environmental and climate change in the major bill currently under negotiation. They ask that there be ... MORE
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Greenidge, Support.com merger expected to close today; shares to begin trading on Wednesday

Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. and Support.com Inc. said its proposed merger is set to close at 4 p.m. (Tuesday, Sept. 14) Shares of Greenidge’s Class A common stock will begin trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the ticker symbol GREE ... MORE
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Cannabis control board appointee has previous experience in the field

One of the cannabis control board appointees has a background in cannabis, and feels like a good fit. Jen Metzger is a Democrat from Hudson Valley who served as the chair of the chamber’s Agriculture Committee. Besides herself, other appointees include Buffalo ... MORE
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Harmful Algal Blooms spotted on Conesus Lake

Harmful Algal Blooms have been spotted along the eastern shoreline of Conesus Lake after surveying the area. Blooms occur when algae multiply very rapidly over a short period of time, usually in calm, warm water. There are thousands of different algae species, ... MORE
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Auburn City Council asks Gov. Kathy Hochul for quicker review on proposed water quality regulations

The Auburn City Council penned a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul asking for a faster review on the proposed water quality regulations for Owasco Lake. Governor Cuomo never had much to say on the topic. Local officials have appeared to be supportive ... MORE
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Online event is open to all to learn about the Spotted Lanternfly and why officials worry about its destruction

Hobart and William Smith Colleges will be partnering with Finger Lakes PRISM to host and online event about the Spotted Lanternfly. The event will take place Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and have presentations from NYS Dept. of ... MORE
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DEC announces opening of Berry Hill Fire Tower in Chenango County

The Berry Hill Fire Tower is now open to visitors in Chenango County. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that Berry Hill fire tower in the town of McDonough, Chenango County, is now open for ... MORE
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24th Annual Youth Waterfowl Program for New York State is being held on Long Island

The state will host an annual program for youth to hunt waterfowl on Long Island this year. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding its 24th Annual Youth Waterfowl Program for young hunters on Long Island ages 12 ... MORE
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Local officials urge Governor Kathy Hochul to stop NYSEG from auctioning Bell Station Property

A beautiful, natural land that could be managed by the Finger Lakes Land Trust or DEC is in danger of being auctioned off by NYSEG. This week, Assemblymember Anna R. Kelles and Senator Pamela Helming wrote to Governor Kathy Hochul to ask ... MORE
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New York State environment groups issue response to support.com shareholders vote to merge with Bitcoin

On Friday, September 10, shareholders of Support.com voted to approve a merger with Greenidge Generation, a proof of work cryptocurrency mining facility, that will give the Bitcoin operation a large influx of funds and make Greenidge (GREE) publicly traded on NASDAQ. The ... MORE