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Legislation would remove restrictions on electric vehicle sales in New York: Does it have a chance?

Legislation would remove restrictions on electric vehicle sales in New York: Does it have a chance?
A new piece of legislation would provide New Yorkers with further access to electric vehicles. The Direct EV Sales bill, still under consideration by the New York Legislature, would remove restrictions on the sale of electric vehicles ... more
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Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?

Greenidge: What’s next after power plant misses deadline to install fish screens on water intake pipe?
The Greenidge Generation power plant missed its September 30th state deadline to install fish screens on its water intake pipe in Seneca Lake and continues to suck in and kill aquatic life in violation of ... more
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New HABs reported on east side of Canandaigua Lake: What should you look for?

New HABs reported on east side of Canandaigua Lake: What should you look for?
Fall is officially here, and you never know what the weather will bring day-to-day. We’ve certainly had some cooler, rainy days mixed with stretches of calm, sunny weather. With this seasonal weather variability we can ... more
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All vehicles sold in NYS must be zero emissions by 2035, but vehicle changes will be required much sooner

All vehicles sold in NYS must be zero emissions by 2035, but vehicle changes will be required much sooner
Major regulatory action is coming to New York, which will require all vehicles sold in the state to be zero emissions by 2035. All new new passenger cars, pickup trucks, and SUVs sold in New ... more
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Invasive Carp: Great Lakes focus of new film documenting effort to keep species out

Invasive Carp: Great Lakes focus of new film documenting effort to keep species out
A new film is documenting efforts to prevent invasive carp species from entering the Great Lakes. "Against the Current 2: Keeping Invasive Carp Out of the Great Lakes" is a sequel to 2020's "Against the ... more
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Solar farm growth: Three new developments planned for Aurelius

Trelina Solar Energy will answer questions about controversial Waterloo development
Cayuga County is going to have a few more solar farms in Aurelius. The town board approved three small-scale solar farms that would produce an estimated 29 megawatts of power on 213 acres of land ... more
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Canandaigua could authorize $28.7 million in wastewater treatment plant upgrades this week

Canandaigua City Councilor David Whitcomb reflects on 10+ years of service, notable efforts
Canandaigua City Council will vote this week at a meeting too authorize $28.7 million in upgrades to the city's water resource recovery facility. It's the wastewater treatment plant for the city that requires the upgrades ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski on migration update, birding and hunting, hurricanes and flight path impact  (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Chris Lajewski on migration update, birding and hunting, hurricanes and flight path impact  (podcast)
Host Ted Baker welcomes Chris Lajewski of the Montezuma Audubon Center into the FL1 studio for his monthly appearance. Fall is here but is still a beautiful time for the Audubon Center in Savannah. Chris ... more
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Town of Geneva hopes to install electric vehicle charging station by the end of the year

Town of Geneva hopes to install electric vehicle charging station by the end of the year
The town of Geneva hopes to have a two-bay electric vehicle charging station in the town hall parking lot by late this year or early 2023. NYSEG Make Ready program will cover 90% of the ... more
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Greenidge faces liquidity squeeze after heavy borrowing to buy latest bitcoin mining rigs, stock sinks below $2

Greenidge faces liquidity squeeze after heavy borrowing to buy latest bitcoin mining rigs, stock sinks below
Shares of Greenidge Generation Holdings Inc. closed below $2 for the first time Friday, as the debt-laden company mired in environmental controversies faces a potential liquidity crisis. The falling market price of Bitcoin — its ... more
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Land acquisition expands network of conserved lands at south end of Skaneateles Lake

Land acquisition expands network of conserved lands at south end of Skaneateles Lake
The Finger Lakes Land Trust (FLLT) announced the recent acquisition of six forested acres in the town of Scott, Cortland County. The property shares a boundary with the organization’s High Vista Nature Preserve and will ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; non-profits get ARPA funds, drinking water HABs, building rehabs (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason; non-profits get ARPA funds, drinking water HABs, building rehabs (podcast)
In this episode, we talk with Auburn City Clerk Chuck Mason and get our weekly City Council recap. The council finalized the distribution of $1.25 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for city non-profit ... more
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Farms in Central New York, Finger Lakes awarded over $3M to combat climate change

Business leaders urge Hochul to scrap farm overtime change
More than 70 farms across New York will benefit from $7.9 million being awarded through the Climate Resilient Farm Grant Program, according to Governor Kathy Hochul. The program will help the farms and state reduce ... more
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Auburn’s raw water toxin levels improve significantly after record-breaking sample this week

Harmful algal blooms continue to be a problem on Cayuga Lake with 23 repo
Some good news to end the week for Auburn's drinking water supply. The level of toxins in Auburn's raw drinking water decreased two days after a record-breaking sample was collected. The Cayuga County Health Department ... more
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DNA test confirms animal killed in New York was a wolf, not coyote

DNA test confirms animal killed in New York was a wolf, not coyote
DEC officials have confirmed that an animal shot during the state's coyote hunting season was actually a wolf. It happened in Cherry Valley, Otsego County during the 2021 coyote hunting season. As part of DEC’s ... more
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Mattress recycling event, Kashong work day this weekend

Mattress recycling event, Kashong work day this weekend
There will be a mattress and box spring recycling event Saturday at the town of Geneva Recycling and Disposal Station and the Canandaigua Transfer Station from 8 a.m. to noon. It's free to residents, but ... more
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DOH skips deadlines in law requiring regulations to limit PFAS in drinking water as EPA sounds alarm about risks

DOH skips deadlines in law requiring regulations to limit PFAS in drinking water as EPA sounds alarm about risks
The state Department of Health continues to ignore its June 19 legal deadline for announcing draft regulations for limiting PFAS ‘forever chemicals’ in public drinking water even after federal regulators issued dire new warnings about ... more
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Court battle over Local Law 3, Seneca Meadows to continue on November 1st

Seneca Meadows, Ontario landfills to be approached by Auburn in two years
The dispute over Local Law No. 3 in Seneca Falls is headed back to court. State Supreme Court Justice Dan Doyle has granted a motion from Doug Zamelis to include a new affirmative defense that ... more
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Auburn finds record-breaking amount of toxins in water sample at treatment facility: Is your drinking water safe?

Report of blue-green algae blooms near Kershaw Beach in Canandaigua
There's no water emergency in the city of Auburn now, but after a record-breaking test sample taken at the Auburn water treatment facility, officials issued a stern warning. "Now is a good time to make ... more
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