environment

Aboard the Lake Guardian, scientists fish for the story of Lake Ontario

The Lake Guardian that was docked at the Port of Rochester for little more than a day set sail Tuesday without fanfare. It’s a working ship, after all,...
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Tue, 04/13/2021 - 12:47pm
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Climate activists launch clean heating and cooling campaign

Local climate activists are launching a new campaign to educate people about the advantages of heat pump systems as a cleaner alternative to fossil...
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Tue, 02/02/2021 - 7:43am
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State, advocates seek public's help to enforce plastic bag ban

Now that New York state has begun enforcement of its plastic bag ban, after an unsuccessful lawsuit by the plastics industry, the state’s environmental...
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Mon, 10/19/2020 - 2:36pm
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Cuomo scraps $3 billion environmental bond act

New York, fearing the financial implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, has decided to pull an item from this year’s ballot that would have asked voters...
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Thu, 07/30/2020 - 12:50pm
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Bello’s request to join state climate program referred to committee

Legislation that would allow Monroe County to be part of a state climate action program has been referred to committee for review. County Executive Adam...
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Thu, 04/30/2020 - 12:01pm
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Connections: Is it possible to live a life without single-use plastics?

A year ago, Marielle Jensen Battaglia gave up plastic for Lent. She decided that she wanted to live differently. She wanted to find ways to eliminate...
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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 10:21am
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Connections: Patricia Wright on conservation and her work with lemurs

We sit down with Patricia Wright, a woman sometimes described as the Jane Goodall of lemurs. Wright’s work in Madagascar has led to a massive change in...
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Fri, 02/28/2020 - 9:19am
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Connections: Discussing the rise in composting

Do you compost? According to the EPA, nearly 30 percent of what we throw away is made up of food scraps and yard waste. Nationally, composting is on the...
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Thu, 02/27/2020 - 10:17am
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Connections: The Seneca Park Zoo Society's 2019 Environmental Innovation Awards

The Seneca Park Zoo Society's 2019 Environmental Innovation Awards had at least one common theme: food sustainability. Human beings waste a tremendous...
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Tue, 12/17/2019 - 11:09am
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Climate activists push Cuomo for higher goals to cut vehicle emissions

Climate advocates are calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to strengthen New York's long-term commitment to clean transportation. They're delivering petitions...
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Tue, 12/10/2019 - 8:25am
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