Category: Environment

Geneva couple wins $42 million dollar settlement against city in foundry case

Geneva couple wins $42 million settlement against city in foundry case

A Geneva couple has won a $42,175,000 judgment against the city over contamination at the former Geneva Foundry site. Map of the Former Geneva Foundry project on-site and off-site areas and status of off-site cleanup activities. Credit: NYS DEC Related: Geneva Foundry ... MORE
DEC and State Parks launch new domestic and sexual violence prevention training to help make recreational areas safer

DEC and State Parks launch new domestic and sexual violence prevention training to help make recreational areas safer

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation launch new trainings to help prevent domestic and sexual violence at the hundreds of parks, campgrounds, day use areas, trails, boat launches, and other public outdoor ... MORE
DEC’s Reinstein Woods receives $76,000 Watershed Education Grant

DEC’s Reinstein Woods receives $76,000 Watershed Education Grant

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that Reinstein Woods Environmental Education Center received a $76,006 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes region Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program, to engage ... MORE
USDA accepting applications to help cover costs of organic, transitioning producers in New York

USDA accepting applications to help cover costs of organic, transitioning producers in New York

Agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic, along with producers and handlers who are transitioning to organic production, can now apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Organic and Transitional Education Certification Program (OTECP) and Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP), which help producers ... MORE
State Senate candidate Kenan Baldridge outlines plan for “new 54th” district

State Senate candidate Kenan Baldridge outlines plan for ‘new 54th’ district

Candidates for New York’s Congressional and state Senate districts are eagerly waiting for the release of new redistricting maps after maps drawn by the state Legislature were ruled unconstitutional. Kenan Baldridge of Rose- a Democratic candidate for state Senate District 54- believes ... MORE
Spotted lanternfly: Invasive species poses threat to Finger Lakes wine, beer industries

Spotted lanternfly: Invasive species poses threat to key Finger Lakes industries

U.S. Congressman Joe Morelle is pushing hard for legislation to limit the spread of the invasive Spotted Lanternfly. The Spotted Lanternfly was first spotted in Pennsylvania in 2014. Since then, the species native to Asia has gone to affect agriculture across the ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti on ag commerce, water plant cybersecurity and solar power savings (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti on ag commerce, water plant cybersecurity and solar power savings (podcast)

In this episode, we talk with Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti. A public hearing has been set for May 26 on a proposal to clarify the town’s zoning law concerning ag commerce. He says some changes have been made to the proposal ... MORE
“Give turtles a break”: It’s turtle crossing season in NY

‘Give turtles a break’: It’s turtle crossing season in New York

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) recently put out their annual reminder that spring is turtle crossing season on New York’s roads. Thousands of turtles are killed each year as they cross busy roads on the journey to lay ... MORE
INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension’s Ave Bauder and Rachel Williams (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Seneca County Cooperative Extension’s Ave Bauder and Rachel Williams (podcast)

Joining host Ted Baker in the studio for Inside the FLX is Ave Bauder and Rachel Williams from the Seneca County Cooperative Extension. Ave is the Executive Director of the Seneca County Cooperative Extension, and Rachel is the 4-H Youth Development Issue ... MORE
New York Sea Grant and DEC announce $400,000 available in grants for Great Lakes Basin Projects

New York Sea Grant and DEC announce $400,000 available in grants for Great Lakes Basin Projects

New York Sea Grant, in partnership with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), today announced $400,000 in grant funding now available for Great Lakes ecosystem-based management projects in support of New York’s Great Lakes Action Agenda. Awards of up ... MORE
Why U.S. consumers are hesitant to buy

Why U.S. consumers are reluctant to buy refurbished phones

The U.S. refurbished mobile phone market lags behind compared to the UK and Europe. Consumers often assume buying brand-new is the best choice, but buying refurbished can help save you money and reduce your environmental impact. FingerLakes1.com recently sat down with Steve ... MORE
How counties in the Finger Lakes are using their COVID relief funds

How counties in the Finger Lakes are using their COVID relief funds

Counties and municipalities across the Finger Lakes region are deciding how to use their allocation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. The APRA is meant to help communities across the U.S. recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Treasury recently expanded ... MORE
Watkins Glen Gorge Trail Bridge to undergo renovation

Watkins Glen Gorge Trail Bridge to undergo renovation

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today that the pedestrian bridge near the Franklin Street entrance to the Watkins Glen State Park Gorge Trail will be closed for renovation this season. A temporary bridge will be installed ... MORE
State approves $9 million grant for Auburn wastewater treatment plant improvements

State approves $9 million grant for Auburn wastewater treatment plant improvements

The City of Auburn is set to receive a $9 million state grant to help cover the cost of improvements to the wastewater treatment plant. The grant comes from the state Clean Water Infrastructure Act and will help cover some costs related ... MORE
Yates County Public Health: Tips to avoid rabies exposure, free pet vaccine clinics available

Yates County: How to protect your family from rabies exposure, free pet vaccine clinics available

Yates County Public Health is offering free rabies vaccine clinics over the next few months to help your beloved pets stay safe and healthy. Animals most likely to carry rabies are bats, skunks, raccoons and foxes, according to The Chronicle Express. The ... MORE