Environment & Science

ENERGY
4:12 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Syracuse Activists Urge Pres. Obama to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

An activist holds a sign during a vigil in front of the federal building in Syracuse.
Credit Scott Willis / WAER News

About two dozen activists held vigil today in front of the federal building in Syracuse urging President Obama to reject the expansion of the Keystone pipeline.   The action follows the release late last week of the State Department’s final environmental impact review, on which the president is expected to base his decision.  Long-time activist Sandy Porter says the process harms the environment from the time huge earth movers dig out the tar sands, to where they process it.  

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Changing Research on Fracking
5:54 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

New Concerns in the Debate over Hydro-fracking, Natural Gas Drilling

Sane Energy Project expanding fracking debate
Credit saneenergyproject.org

  Some of the scientific community that’s been studying Hydro-fracking for natural gas is trying to broaden the discussion about impacts and expectations.  A series of forums will look at emerging knowledge around gas drilling in Marcellus shale here in New York.  

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Nuclear Power
1:44 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Nuclear Watch Dog Opposes Report Clearing Nine Mile 1 Nuclear Reactor

Constellation Energy's Nine Mile Point 1 reactor received clearance from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission after several emergency shutdowns.
Credit cengllc.com

  One Nuclear Watchdog group is not convinced of the safety of the Nine Mile Point 1 Nuclear plant in Scriba despite a bill of good health from federal regulators.  

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Environmental Economy
9:15 am
Thu November 28, 2013

New York Among Leaders in Green Jobs Creation

Environmental Entrepreneurs tracks green job growth
Credit e2.org

  New York is at the head of what one environmental group is calling ‘hidden good news’ in employment.  And there could be even more ‘green’ job growth in the future.

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Save the Rain
1:52 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Frustrated Businesses Coming Around on 'Save The Rain' Projects in Westcott

Save the Rain project on Westcott Street was recently finished
Credit John Smith/WAER News

  The raindrops were falling this morning… and the newest “Save The Rain” Project was seeping it all up in the Westcott Neighborhood.  

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