Environment & Science

AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
4:38 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Don't Throw Away Those Old Sheets

Credit America Recycles Day.org

Onondaga County is already rising above the rest of the nation to recycle paper, plastic bottles and metal cans.  

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Water Quality
6:48 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Clinton Wastewater Project Nears Completion

Construction on the Clinton CSO
Credit Save the Rain

The waste water storage facility being built in Armory Square is on track to be up and running by early 2014.   Work on the Clinton Combined Sewer Overflow, or CSO, began in 2011 on the former trolley lot between the elevated railroad and Onondaga creek.  GHD Consulting is the design engineer for the facility.

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Outcome May Open Recreation Space
6:39 am
Fri October 11, 2013

November Ballot Propositions Could Settle Adirondack Land Disputes

NYCO wants to expand its mining site into the wilderness at Jay Mountain.
Credit Nancie Battaglia / adirondackexplorer.org

Access to land in the Adirondacks can pit private interests against the public, but a proposition on the November election ballots seeks to help ease tense situations near Raquette Lake.

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SAVE THE RAIN
5:23 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Walking Tour Shows Off Green Improvements

The group gathers outside the War Memorial
© 2013 WAER News

More than 30 people spent the lunch hour today looking at rain gardens, bioswales, and porous pavement  as part of a walking tour of downtown’s green infrastructure sites.  

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SUNY ESF EXPANSION
6:44 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

SUNY-ESF Debuts Uniquely Powered Gateway Building

Gateway Hallway
Credit John Smith / WAER News

SUNY E-S-F is getting closer to its goal to achieving carbon neutrality by 2015.  A ribbon cutting was held Friday to officially dedicate the college’s newest building. 


The Gateway Center has a three million dollar combined heat and electric system powered by biomass and natural gas.  Executive Director of Energy and Sustainability Michael Kelleher explains the process once the wood pellets are loaded. 

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