New York’s rivers and lakes are still a dumping ground for polluters…and some of the worst are here in Upstate New York. That’s the assessment of the research group “Environment New York.” Their new report “Wasting Our Waters” points at Anheuser-Busch in Baldwinsville for dumping 1.4 million pounds of toxic waste into the Oswego River in 2010.
It also notes Eastman Kodak had the most discharges by toxicity with 12,000 pounds of toxic compounds released into the Genesee River. Environment New York Director Heather Leibowitz wants to see practices change.
Birdwatchers and local spectators will be able to experience the wildlife of Onondaga Lake in pictures as part of a new exhibit. “Birds of Onondaga Lake” consists of wildlife photography of bald eagles and other birds. But according to Erin Crotty, President of Audubon New York, it also tells a story about a recovering habitat that is becoming a place for bird conservation.