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I’m a hunter, can I catch COVID-19 from the deer I kill?

Deer have been found to contract COVID-19, and now hunters are concerned they may be able to catch the virus from their prey. In a test completed by Penn State, over 80% of the sample of white tail deer tested positive for ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski talks winter months at Montezuma Audubon Center (podcast)

On this episode of Inside the FLX, host Josh Durso talks with Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski about the holiday season and what’s happening during the winter months in the Finger Lakes’ most identifiable wildlife space. Watch Get the latest headlines ... MORE
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Bitcoin mining foes urge Hochul, DEC to deny Greenidge new air permit as hydro-powered crypto mining surges

Opponents of Greenidge Generation’s Bitcoin mining operation in Dresden urged Gov. Kathy Hochul’s administration today to deny the facility’s application to renew its air emissions permit and to impose a statewide moratorium on proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining. More than a dozen speakers at ... MORE
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Concerned citizens, others gather in Geneva to call for denial of Greenidge Generation air permit

On the final day of DEC public comment for Greenidge Generation’s Title V Air Permit extension, over 5,000 comments were presented in opposition. Citizens, business owners, and elected officials convened in the Finger Lakes and Albany to urge the New York State ... MORE
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Seneca Falls secures $2.1 million sewer loan to help Kingdom Road, West Bayard Street projects

The town of Seneca Falls has been awarded a crucial, $2.1 million state loan for sewer upgrades. The loan is interest-free and comes from the state Environmental Facilities Corporation. The intent is to provide sanitary sewer rehabilitation and storm sewer improvements. Governor ... MORE
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Seneca River being in flood stage still leaves part of Montezuma closed to hunters

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says a portion of the Montezuma Wildlife Management Area between Wayne and Cayuga counties has been closed. The closure is the result of high water. It’s only temporary, but an exceptionally wet fall has resulted in ... MORE
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$7.5 million flood response project complete at Sodus Bay

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Upstate New York has been rehabilitated. Local leaders hope that through a major state rehabilitation project along Sodus Bay the next time a significantly wet winter or spring happens – it will mean less ... MORE
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A strange object has been found orbiting around China’s satellite in outer space

The U.S. Space Force has located a mysterious, unknown object orbiting around China’s satellite, Shijian-21. Shijian-21 was sent to space as a way to look into cleaning up debris orbiting around Earth. The object found is described as a rocket body, or ... MORE
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State task force to address flooding in Finger Lakes was formed several years ago, but never convened

Flooding has taken center stage around the Finger Lakes. Whether it be devastating flooding along Lake Ontario in Cayuga or Wayne counties; or flooding inland in counties like Yates or Cayuga – it’s an issue necessitating a solution. Turns out there is ... MORE
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Disaster or not? Katko bill to fix disaster assessment process after flooding, storms gets through House

In recent months the ways in which federal disaster aid is either distributed, or not, has become a controversial topic. For example, select counties in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes were denied federal aid after historic flooding during the summer and ... MORE
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COVID-19 is now spreading to deer, which could cause a dangerous mutation in the virus

Iowa is now seeing their deer become infected with COVID-19. After testing deer samples, 80% have been found to be infected with the disease. The researchers at Iowa State University began to look more closely at the deer population when COVID-19 antibodies ... MORE
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Lake levels surge by more than a foot in hours: Docks swamped in Finger Lakes as rain causes worst flooding in decades

Heavy rains over the past week caused water levels on several of the Finger Lakes to rise by more than a foot in a matter of hours, wrecking docks, freeing boats and strewing logs and smaller debris. The rare Fall lake flood ... MORE
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LANDFILL LANDSLIDE: Election wins by Republicans mean 2025 closing date of Seneca Meadows likely to be extended

Republicans Frank Sinicropi and Kaitlyn Laskoski flipped control of the five-member board by easily defeating Democrats Doug Avery and Dave DeLelys in heavy turnout. The two winners will claim their board seats Jan. 1. Sinicropi and Laskoski will join incumbent Republicans Mike ... MORE
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Severe strain of bird flu located in South Korea

A very bad strain of the bird flu has been spotted in a wild bird for the first time in seven months in South Korea. Farmers are now concerned about poultry farms. The last time an avian flu case was seen was ... MORE
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INSIDE THE FLX: Montezuma Audubon Center update with Chris Lajewski (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Montezuma Audubon Center update with Chris Lajewski (podcast)

This week Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski is in-studio for Inside the FLX. He’s here to discuss the latest happening at the north end of the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge and Aubudon Center in Savannah, Wayne County. ... MORE