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Local towns, environmental activists petition Cargill and DEC for environmental review

Local towns, environmental activists petition Cargill and DEC for environmental review
Concerns over mining under Cayuga Lake were brought to the steps of Tompkins County Courthouse on Friday. A crowd of nearly 50 people gathered outside before heading into court to hear discussion about a petition ... more
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Volunteers needed to monitor Seneca Lake shoreline

Volunteers needed to monitor Seneca Lake shoreline
Over the past four years, Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association has been diligently working to develop and implement a Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) identification and notification process for Seneca Lake. The identification program began in ... more
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DEC report describes secretive ‘Fish Club’ in Fair Haven

DEC report describes secretive 'Fish Club' in Fair Haven
It sounds like Tyler Durden likes to do his fishing in Fair Haven. In its Wednesday report of recent activity by environmental conservation police officers, the state Department of Environmental Conservation described an April 24 ... more
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Newark Rotarians Meet Challenge

Newark Rotarians Meet Challenge
Newark's 100 plus Rotarians have been planning all year to meet Rotary International's President Ian Riseley's challenge make a difference in the environment by planting a tree for each of its members. Several Rotarians "kicked ... more
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INSIDE THE FLX: Reporter Peter Mantius gives update on Circular enerG incinerator (podcast)

INSIDE THE FLX: Reporter Peter Mantius gives update on Circular enerG incinerator (podcast)
The proposed incinerator to be built in Romulus, New York if approved has dominated headlines throughout the winter. Peter Mantius, publisher of WaterFront.blog, dedicated to covering environmental issues in the Finger Lakes - was in-studio ... more
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Seneca Falls Town Board votes to use eminent domain to use trail for sewer

Seneca Falls Town Board votes to use eminent domain to use trail for sewer
The Town Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to use an eminent domain procedure to take the Ludovico Sculpture Trail as the location of a new, larger sewer line. Voting for the motion were Supervisor Greg Lazzaro ... more
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Conservation, tourism projects get funding from the state

Conservation, tourism projects get funding from the state
The Finger Lakes Land Trust announced it was awarded $62,000 in grant funding through the New York State Conservation Partnership Program. The program is funded through the State’s Environmental Protection Fund and administered by the ... more
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Summit in the Valley

Holiday cheer at the December Finger Lakes Forum
How does climate impact our community?  Climate change is not just about polar bears on icebergs.  In cooperation with the Naples Community Park, the Summit in the Valley will be held in Naples, NY, on ... more
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Ontario Supervisors committee to consider comment opposing incinerator

Ontario Supervisors committee to consider comment opposing incinerator
Serious concerns over potential impacts on the Finger Lakes are being cited in proposed comments on Circular EnerG LLC’s proposal to build and operate a $356 million waste-to-energy incinerator in Romulus in neighboring Seneca County ... more
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What is the GNRC?

What is the GNRC?
Beginning in 2018, the Geneva Neighborhood Resource Center (GNRC) launched a new marketing campaign and rebranding initiative designed to showcase stories from Geneva residents that promote neighborhood connectivity, opportunity, and inclusivity. The marketing materials reinforce ... more
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Despite local opposition, group plans to move ahead with Romulus incinerator

Despite local opposition, group plans to move ahead with Romulus incinerator
Despite growing — and very vocal — local opposition, Circular EnerG officials say they will forge ahead with their plan to obtain a permit for a waste-to-energy incinerator at the former Seneca Army Depot. “This ... more
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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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