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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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Could sound waves keep harmful algal blooms from Owasco Lake?

Could sound waves keep harmful algal blooms from Owasco Lake?
They've worked in a New Jersey reservoir and a lake larger than Owasco Lake in Malaysia — ultra sonic buoys that keep harmful algal blooms at bay. Could it work in Owasco? A Netherlands company ... more
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Seneca Falls hydro plant owners invest in upgrades

The Cayuga-Seneca Canal divides this town, literally. There are the Ovid Street, Veterans and Bridge Street bridges (aka as the George Bailey bridge) for people and drivers to get from one side of town to ... more
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Dundee getting EPA funds for new bus

Dundee getting EPA funds for new bus
The Dundee Central School District will be getting a new bus through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding. Nationwide, the EPA is awarding $8.7 million to replace or retrofit 452 older ... more
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DEC plans to nearly double Foundry-area property cleanups in 2018

DEC plans to nearly double Foundry-area property cleanups in 2018
The state Department of Environmental Conservation is preparing for a second year of cleaning up contaminated properties near the former Geneva Foundry, with nearly twice as many on the to-do list for 2018. With work ... more
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Cayuga County departments urge legislators to oppose Romulus waste incinerator

Cayuga County departments urge legislators to oppose Romulus waste incinerator
A proposed waste incinerator in the town of Romulus would have a negative environmental and economic impact on Cayuga County and the Finger Lakes region, a study by the county planning and health departments has ... more
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First phase of Auburn’s Owasco River trail nearing completion

First phase of Auburn's Owasco River trail nearing completion
Construction of the downtown Auburn portion of the Owasco River Greenway Trail will finish up this summer. The project, which involves installing pedestrian and bicycle paths along city-owned land to create a 12-mile path along ... more
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Upstate NY reps want Lake Ontario shoreline damage report

Upstate NY reps want Lake Ontario shoreline damage report
A trio of upstate New York members of Congress is requesting a report examining the damage to Lake Ontario's shoreline last year. U.S. Reps. Chris Collins, John Katko and Claudia Tenney have asked House Speaker ... more
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