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Is it necessary to go green?

Is it necessary to go green?
Living green has enormous benefits. Many people are yet to embrace living green, either out of fear or for other reasons. Even trying to convert your everyday activities to be environmentally friendly may seem expensive, ... more
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Court allows lawsuit over toxic discharge in Cayuga Lake

Court allows lawsuit over toxic discharge in Cayuga Lake
An appellate court has ruled that Seneca Lake Guardian (SLG) can sue the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) over a permit for discharging PFAS-contaminated liquid into Cayuga Lake. The group claims the discharge poses ... more
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Spotted Lanternfly found in the Finger Lakes

Spotted Lanternfly: Is climate change spreading the pest to more states? Vineyards aren’t hit as hard as expected in New York
The invasive spotted lanternfly has been found near vineyards in the Finger Lakes, worrying local farmers. Officials from the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets confirmed the sighting in Romulus, located between Seneca ... more
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You can now report HABs to state system: How does it work?

Harmful algal blooms continue to be a problem on Cayuga Lake with 23 repo
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has launched the 2024 ‘NYHABS’ online system to report harmful algal blooms (HABs). As summer heats up, lakes and rivers become popular spots. However, harmful algae can pose ... more
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REPORT: NY will miss 2030 climate goals

Here’s the full list of bills lobbied by Hinman Straub Advisors, LLC
A new report shows New York will have to delay its 2030 climate goals. The report from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority showed the state will be a few years off ... more
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REPORT: No harmful algal blooms on Canandaigua Lake this week

Connecting city of Canandaigua, lakefront part of community input session Thursday
The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association reports no harmful algal blooms this week. Water clarity improved from 5.1 meters to 5.9 meters, and the average surface temperature is 76.5°F. Six volunteers, in partnership with SUNY Environmental ... more
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New York increases efforts to combat HABs

Willow Creek harmful algal blooms
This summer, harmful algae blooms are threatening beach plans across the Finger Lakes, starting earlier, growing bigger, and lasting longer than before. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is actively working to ... more
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At Army’s request, EPA deletes website reference to request for PFAS tests of creeks in former Seneca Army Depot

At Army's request, EPA deletes website reference to request for PFAS tests of creeks in former Seneca Army Depot
At the request of the U.S. Army, the EPA has deleted from its website a reference to the agency’s formal request that the Army test for PFAS chemicals in two creeks that run through the ... more
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HAPPENING TODAY: Rally to support New York State Green Amendment

Gov. Cuomo vetoes stream protection bill, siding with Sen. O’Mara and GOP legislators over 41 environmental groups
Leaders, activists, and community members are gathering today to support the New York State Green Amendment. The rally, set for 12:00 pm on the East Steps of the New York State Capitol Building, aims to ... more
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Report: ‘Eco-Friendly’ plastics might not be so green after all

Bill would place special requirements on all single-use plastics
Many products claiming to be biodegradable or compostable may not be as eco-friendly as they seem. Advocates say some of these items are made from fossil fuels and contain toxic chemicals. A new report by ... more
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OP-ED: Response to ‘long-haul’ garbage truck story

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Editor's Note: The following is an op-ed shared by Mark Benjamin and others from Seneca Meadows Landfill in response to a story published on July 1, 2024 titled "Long-haul garbage trucks use shortcuts across rural ... more
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Finger Lakes Land Trust expands Wesley Hill Nature Preserve

Finger Lakes Land Trust expands Wesley Hill Nature Preserve
The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) has added 38 forested acres to its Wesley Hill Nature Preserve near Honeoye Lake. This expansion brings the preserve to a total of 428 acres. Photo by Matt Sitler ... more
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NY drafts guidelines for coastal and flood resilience projects

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The New York State Department of State has released draft eligibility guidelines for two programs under the $4.2 billion Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022. These programs focus on ... more
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NRCS to hold local working group meeting for three Finger Lakes counties this month

NRCS to hold local working group meeting for three Finger Lakes counties this month
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a Local Working Group meeting for Livingston, Ontario, and Yates counties on July 25. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to noon ... more
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Sen. O’Mara: New York’s energy mandates need rethinking

Sen. O’Mara says rolling back 60-hour threshold for OT would devastate farms
State Senator Tom O'Mara voiced concerns about New York's aggressive clean energy mandates. The "Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act" (CLCPA), approved in 2019, aims for 70% renewable energy by 2030 and zero emissions by ... more
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EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of acres of NY forest land protected for conservation

EXCLUSIVE: Thousands of acres of NY forest land protected for conservation
Almost 200,000 acres of New York have been protected by The Conservation Fund. Their efforts in the Empire State come as the group, which protects wilderness, working, and natural spaces, announced it has protected more ... more
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EPA inspection finds low emissions at Ontario County Landfill

Ontario County Landfill cited again as odors continue to be major problem
An inspection by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the Ontario County Landfill last week revealed low gas emissions, according to Landfill Manager Brian Sanders. During the two-day inspection, EPA representatives reviewed records, processes, ... more
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Hybrid vs. Electric: Which Is the Better Option?

Hybrid vs. Electric: Which Is the Better Option?
In recent years, we can boldly confirm that the world has changed in significant and notable ways. We have seen changes in the health sector, educational sector, agricultural sector, and, of course, the automotive sector ... more
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Tick population rising in Upstate NY: That’s a problem

Lyme disease vaccine may soon be available to people following testing
Reported cases of Lyme disease surged in New York last year, with 16,798 cases in 2022 compared to 3,006 in 2021, according to the CDC. SUNY ESF associate professor Brian Leydet explains that ticks thrive ... more
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