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New York to begin enforcing plastic bag ban on Oct. 19

New York state’s environmental agency will begin enforcing a ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery stores and other retailers on Oct. 19, more than...
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Fri, 09/25/2020 - 12:15pm
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Angling may see surge in popularity ahead of trout season

With most sports on hiatus due to the threat of COVID-19, trout season is set to open in New York on Wednesday, and anglers are hoping to capitalize on...
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Wed, 04/01/2020 - 5:39am
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State DEC wants comments on Genesee River cleanup plan

The state Department of Environmental Conservation has released a proposed plan to clean up parts of the Genesee River that were polluted by Eastman...
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Thu, 10/03/2019 - 11:58am
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What do we really know about what causes harmful algal blooms?

Lewis McCaffery stands on a dock looking out over Seneca Lake. "Sometimes while you’re doing this job, you do think, 'Wow, I am the luckiest guy to be...
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Wed, 07/31/2019 - 3:58am
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Not a scientist? You can still help collect valuable data

The Cumming Nature Center is a little oasis about an hour south of Rochester. With miles of quiet trails through swamplands and towering pine trees, it...
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Mon, 08/20/2018 - 3:35am
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