Category: Environment

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Gas prices are the highest they have been in years

Gas prices have gone up across New York State by about $1 a gallon in comparison to this time last year. The cost of crude oil has increased greatly and Russia and other countries in control play a role in the increase ... MORE
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How can I lower my heating bill this winter?

Winter is expected to be expensive with the cost of fuel increasing with inflation. The Bureau of Labor expects gas to increase by 42%, energy by 25%, propane by 22% and heating oil by 35%. Tips to help keep energy and heating ... MORE
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Today’s pandemic, COVID-19, tomorrow’s, Anthrax?

Twenty years ago following 9/11, there was another deadly terrorist attack in the form of sending Anthrax through the mail. Five died and dozens were exposed to the deadly spores. From a nuclear weapon standpoint, the United States doesn’t seem at all ... MORE
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Critics, supporters of Greenidge bitcoin operation duel at DEC hearing on bid to renew air permits

A decision to grant renewed air permits to the Greenidge Generation power plant in Dresden would “fly in the face of the mission statement” of the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the state’s 2019 climate law, winery owner Phil Davis said ... MORE
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Greenidge Generation comment period to DEC extended to November 19

The public comment period on the Greenidge Generation application has been extended. Originally set to expire on October 22, the deadline for written comment to the state Department of Environmental Conservation was extended to November 19. The DEC announced the extra time ... MORE
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Addison, Canisteo villages get millions to fund major water projects

A pair of Steuben County villages will get significant funding for water projects. A total of $44 million in project funding has been approved across New York. The Village of Canisteo in Steuben County will receive $3,000,000 WIIA grant and $1,776,800 in ... MORE
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Steuben businesses reopen after months despite FEMA funding denial, recovery will take much longer

It has been nearly two months since historic flooding in the Southern Tier of New York, but businesses in the hardest hit communities are beginning to reopen. The positive news comes the same week that FEMA denied disaster funding for those communities ... MORE
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Greenidge opposition swells, as calls for statewide ban on cryptocurrency mining get louder

Activists and environmental groups are calling on New York to say ‘No’ to cryptocurrency. At a press conference this week hundreds called on Hochul and the state Department of Environmental Conservation to issue a statewide moratorium on crypto mining. Specifically, advocates say ... MORE
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DEC proposes end to hazardous waste cleanup at Evans Chemetics in Waterloo

After 20 years hazardous waste cleanup at Evans Chemetics on East Main Street could be coming to an end. The state Department of Environmental Conservation is proposing ‘no further action’ for the last portion of the overall cleanup project. The proposal will ... MORE
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Seneca Lake suffers one of worst HAB outbreaks in recent years last week: Other lakes saw blooms too

An unprecedented number of toxic blooms spread across the Finger Lakes on the “dead calm” afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 6, in what was easily the most intense outbreak of the season, if not the decade. Seneca, Cayuga and Canandaigua lakes were hit ... MORE
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Russian President Vladimir Putin says $100 barrels of oil could happen

Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, has announced that oil prices could reach as high as $100 per barrel. The economy is still struggling to recover from the pandemic, and supplies are becoming an issue. At the moment for Oct. 12, the ... MORE
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Tonawanda Seneca Nation loses the chance to stop Plug Power after court dismisses civil lawsuit

Hopes of sending developers packaging have been dashed after a Genesee Supreme Court judge recently dismissed an Article 78 lawsuit submitted by Earthjustice, a nonprofit environmental law firm, on behalf of the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.  Plug Power, a publicly traded company, is ... MORE
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Seneca Lake has biggest Harmful Algal Bloom spotted in the last seven years

A widespread Harmful Algal Bloom was discovered on Seneca Lake Wednesday. It’s described as one of the most widespread blooms seen since the volunteer program for spotting them was created seven years ago. There were blooms spotted for two days at the ... MORE
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DEC will begin treatment to control parasitic sea lamprey in Seneca Lake next week, improving fishing

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that work to combat the parasitic sea lamprey will take place the week of Oct. 11, on the Catharine Creek Canal in Schuyler County. By effectively controlling sea lampreys, DEC can reduce mortality ... MORE
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New York DEC purchases 65.7 acres of property to expand Bare Hill Unique Area

The New York State DEC announces their acquisition of 65.7 acres of land from the Town of Middlesex in Yates County. The land is going to be added to the Bare Hill Unique Area. In partnership with the Finger Lakes Land Trust, ... MORE
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New Catch-and-Release trout season will begin Oct. 16

The new Catch-and-Release Trout season begins Oct. 16 and gives fishermen an opportunity to enjoy the sport all year long. The season will run from Oct. 16 through March 31. Anglers must use artificial lures and immediately release trout they catch. This ... MORE
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Mosquito expert offers five tips to help keep yards mosquito free

Mosquitos have plagued New York State and other parts of the country for the entire summer, and there are still some warm days left for 2021. The weather this summer fostered a healthy environment for mosquitos to thrive in, especially with the ... MORE
Environment, Mosquitos, News
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Wall Street dumps shares of Greenidge Generation stock ahead of air emissions hearings on ‘carbon neutral’ bitcoin mining

So far, Wall Street isn’t buying Greenidge Generation’s pitch to investors that it’s a “green” Bitcoin miner with a clear path to expand cryptocurrency operations at least ten-fold by 2025. Within its first three weeks of trading as a public company, Greenidge ... MORE