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SUNY Environmental Science students learning at Seneca Meadows

SUNY Environmental Science students learning at Seneca Meadows
Approximately fifty SUNY Environmental Science & Forestry (ESF), SUNY Cobleskill and New York State Ducks Unlimited delegates recently visited the Seneca Meadows Education Center and Wetlands Preserve to learn about wetland habitat in the region ... more
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Cynthia Nixon makes first appearance in FLX on Thursday, says ‘no’ to Crestwood, Circular enerG (video)

Cynthia Nixon makes first appearance in FLX on Thursday, says 'no' to Crestwood, Circular enerG (video)
Cynthia Nixon brought her campaign to the northern shores of Seneca Lake on Thursday to announce her opposition to the Crestwood Liquefied Petroleum Gas Storage Project and the recently proposed garbage incinerator in Romulus. Both ... more
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Long-standing landfill air pollution dispute heads to federal appeals court

Long-standing landfill air pollution dispute heads to federal appeals court
Should state and federal regulators consider the Ontario County Landfill to be one or two separate entities for purposes of air-pollution permits? That question was raised eight years ago — and it’s still winding its ... more
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DEC cites Ontario County Landfill for permit violations

Residents continue to hear that Ontario County Landfill odors will worsen before they improve
As reported first in the Finger Lakes Times last week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation has cited Casella Waste Systems for two violations of its permit at the Ontario County Landfill. Casella has operated ... more
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More details revealed in Nature Conservancy’s $1.5 million Owasco Lake project

More details revealed in Nature Conservancy's $1.5 million Owasco Lake project
The Nature Conservancy plans to acquire or restore over $1.2 million worth of land in the Owasco Lake watershed to protect water quality, part of an approximately $1.5 million project that relies heavily on state ... more
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With the death of fracking, can renewables fill New York’s energy gap?

With the death of fracking, can renewables fill New York’s energy gap?
It began with an irresistible promise backed by millions in cash. After paying Southern Tier farmers $110 million for mineral rights to their land, prospectors from XTO Energy drove large stakes into fallow fields and ... more
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DEC says cold water is cause of fish kill in Barge Canal

DEC says cold water is cause of fish kill in Barge Canal
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is blaming the unseasonably cold weather for a fish kill in the portion of the Barge Canal that runs through this Wayne County village. DEC biologists have documented a ... more
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Lake Ontario shoreline homeowners left with big mess after die-off

Lake Ontario shoreline homeowners left with big mess after die-off
Thousands of dead fish are washing up on the shores of Irondequoit Bay, particularly on the Webster side. It's not unusual this time of year, but some residents say it's the worst they've seen in ... more
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Condos coming to Lake Tunnel Solar Village

Condos coming to Lake Tunnel Solar Village
Ground hasn’t been broken for the Lake Tunnel Solar Village project near downtown, but it’s already taking on a new look. The solar-powered housing development, which is planned by Geneva-based SmallGrid, will now feature four, ... more
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Prescribed burn coming to Finger Lakes National Forest

Prescribed burn coming to Finger Lakes National Forest
Finger Lakes National Forest (FLNF) officials announced today that they, in partnership with local fire departments and land management agencies are planning to use prescribed fire to treat approximately 200 to 600 acres of the ... more
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DEC’s Great Lakes Program wants to hear from people in Sterling, Wolcott Creek watersheds

DEC's Great Lakes Program wants to hear from people in Sterling, Wolcott Creek watersheds
The state Department of Environmental Conservation's Great Lakes Program is looking for ways to manage the ecosystem in Sterling and Wolcott Creek sub watersheds located in Wayne, Cayuga and a small portion of western Oswego ... more
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Power of the sun: Community solar is a resource that Tompkins County has largely embraced

Here in Tompkins County, located in NYSEG’s load zone C, community solar has found a home. And another home. And another. Community solar projects, and solar for private production as well, has been popping up ... more
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Committee to get Ontario County solid waste plan implementation update

Committee to get Ontario County solid waste plan implementation update
The master plan for the future of the Ontario County Landfill should be made public by June. The county Board of Supervisors’ Planning and Environmental Quality Committee will get an update on implementation of the ... more
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Algae-fighting buoys may be too costly for Owasco Lake

Algae-fighting buoys may be too costly for Owasco Lake
A $1.2 million proposal to scatter about 30 ultrasonic buoys at the northern end of Owasco Lake to combat harmful algae may be too costly to implement, at least for now, local officials said Thursday ... more
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State lawmakers propose legislation to halt Romulus incinerator

State lawmakers propose legislation to halt Romulus incinerator
The goal is to stop a waste-to-energy incinerator project from moving forward. Senator Pam Helming, Senator Tom O’Mara, Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano have introduced legislation that would block the Circular ... more
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EPA taking action to address lead contamination at Ithaca Falls

EPA taking action to address lead contamination at Ithaca Falls
The City of Ithaca announced the United States Environmental Protection Agency is taking action to address elevated levels of lead contamination detected in soil in the Ithaca Falls Gorge Trail area below the former Ithaca ... more
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Seneca County Board of Health opposes Romulus trash incinerator

Seneca County Board of Health opposes Romulus trash incinerator
dd another incinerator foe to the growing list. The Seneca County Board of Health has joined a growing list of local groups opposing the $356 million incinerator, proposed for a 48-acre parcel on the former ... more
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IJC responded to Gov. Cuomo’s fears about Lake Ontario flooding

IJC responded to Gov. Cuomo’s fears about Lake Ontario flooding
The agency that monitors Lake Ontario's water level is responding to calls from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo asked the International Joint Commission (IJC) to release as much water as possible to prevent flooding ... more
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Owasco Lake watershed’s management plan could be complete by July 2019

Owasco Lake watershed's management plan could be complete by July 2019
The Owasco Lake Watershed Nine Element Plan has hit a couple of milestones this year, paving the way to its first round of public feedback set for this fall. A 9E Plan outlines ways to ... more
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Public hearing focuses on eminent domain & Ludovico Trail (full video)

Public hearing focuses on eminent domain & Ludovico Trail (full video)
The long-anticipated Public Hearing on Eminent Domain was finally held on Tuesday — setting the stage for a decision on the sewer line that would go down the Ludovico Sculpture Trail — if adopted by ... more
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Marren to Casella officials: Be ‘honest’ with supervisors’ committee

Marren to Casella officials: Be 'honest' with supervisors' committee
Ontario County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jack Marren lectured Casella Waste Services officials Monday, telling them to be “forthright and honest” in dealing with the Planning & Environmental Quality Committee about the county landfill. Marren’s ... more
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