Category: Environment

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Senator Chuck Schumer wants to address mosquito problem plaguing New York

Mosquitos are out of control this season, and Senator Chuck Schumer agrees. He has devised a plan that uses resources from the Environmental Protection Agency and funding from the CDC. Schumer stated that this was one of the worst mosquito seasons in ... MORE
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Governor Kathy Hochul makes a push for solar energy expansion in New York

In an attempt to create renewable energies in the state, Gov. Kathy Hochul is planning to expand the energy grid and produce 10 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. The shift will create 6,000 new jobs within the industry and work toward ... MORE
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Toxic algae blooms in Skaneateles Lake raise urgency of Syracuse’s bid to use pesticide to protect drinking water

Stakes are rising in the simmering debate over whether to allow the city of Syracuse to apply a pesticide to northern sections of Skaneateles Lake in a bid to safeguard its source of unfiltered public drinking water. Traces of the toxic bacteria microcystin — ... MORE
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New York DEC announces most small game hunting seasons begin Oct. 1

New York DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos announced that most small game hunting seasons will open on Friday, Oct. 1, with special opportunities for youth and military members. “Every fall, more than 60,000 hunters venture afield to pursue New York’s abundant small game ... MORE
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Enjoy one of New York’s free fishing days this Saturday

This weekend, New York residents can fish for free for one day. Saturday, Sept. 25, residents can fish for free in celebration of the annual promotion of outdoor activities. The last free fishing day for 2021 is Nov. 11, Veterans Day. Information ... MORE
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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