Monthly Archives: June 2005

Rooster Hill Farm

Here’s a find; a “down-to-earth” blog coming from a small sustainable farm in upstate NY: Rooster Hill Farm. Actually I didn’t find it; they dropped me a note and I’m more than happy to add them to the blog roll. …

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Treatment Program Targets Water Nuisance in Oswego and Onondaga counties

Waterways in both Oswego and Onondaga counties were targeted this past week for a sizable treatment program to reduce water chestnut plants. John DeHollander, prescription district manager of the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District, more about said the …

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Syracuse Building permits decrease

The pace of housing construction in greater Syracuse slowed during the first four months of this year compared with a year earlier, according to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. The bureau estimates 264 building permits were granted January through …

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DEC’s State Forest Drilling Plan

The state Department of Environmental Conservation plans to lease land this year at 16 state forests in the Finger Lakes region, including Bear Swamp in southeastern Cayuga County, to drilling companies looking for natural gas. The leases are likely to …

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114-Home Development Moves Forward

CLAY, dosage NY - More than 100 single-family houses are planned for state Route 31 across from the town hall. Town board members this past Monday approved final plans for the Orange Commons development, try which is being built by …

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Baloghblog’s Lightbulb Challenge

Syracuse blogger Baloghblog asked me to pass this along. No problemo: Challenge of the week – Buy a single fluorescent lightbulb and put in the light that you use the most or leave on the longest in your house. CFL

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Sauquoit Creek

The Utica Observer-Dispatch spotlights the Sauquoit Creek in their most recent addition to a series called “Suburbs in Transition”. I’m always eager to see reporting that connects watersheds and landscapes to community and economy – but in actuality this is …

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Official Played Down Emissions’ Links to Global Warming

A White House official who once led the oil industry’s fight against limits on greenhouse gases has repeatedly edited government climate reports in ways that play down links between such emissions and global warming, according to internal documents. In handwritten …

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World science academies call for greenhouse gas cuts

LONDON — The U.S. National Academy of Sciences joined similar groups from other nations Tuesday in a call for prompt action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, warning that delays will be costly. The statement was released as British Prime Minister …

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Golisano fighting wind farms

Rochester’s resident billionaire and founder of Paychex Inc. is leading the charge against a state-backed plan to add hundreds, possibly thousands, of wind turbines in New York, including in the Finger Lakes region. The turbines would be as tall as …

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