Monthly Archives: January 2006

Global Warming: The Tipping Point?

There are several recent Global Warming items worth pondering. Beginning with… The Warmest Year We now know that 2005 was the warmest year on record ahead of 1998, 2002 and 2003 and 2004. Do you see a pattern forming here? …

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EPA’s Data for Bullshit Program will Save Factory Farms Millions!

To help curb future factory farm pollution, approved current polluters will be allowed to continue to pollute if they agree to give the government data on the current level of excrement they are releasing into the air. How nice! The …

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Sewage overflow in Upstate New York

Combined sewer overflows (CSOs) are a major source of surface water pollution especially in older municipalities with aging infrastructure. That pretty much describes almost all of Upstate New York. The Utica O&D reports on one sewage overflow problem along Sauquoit …

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ESF in Antarctica

I’m not sure why this hasn’t gotten more local press – maybe I’ve just overlooked this. Anyway, Local researchers from SUNY-ESF are conducting chemical oceanography research in Antartica. Dr. David Kieber, an ESF professor of chemistry, and a team of …

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2005 Warmest Year on Record

A surprising Arctic warm spell is responsible for a 2005 that was likely the warmest year since instrument recordings began in the late 1800s, capsule a leading researcher said Tuesday in describing a new federal analysis. James Hansen, unhealthy director …

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Seasonal Anoxic Hypolimnion Zone Scares Local Editor

Research examining the relationship between global warming and seasonal trends in Oneida Lake ice cover and other limnological impacts is on-going according to the Post-Standard. The headline however, “Dead Zones appear in Lake”, is straight out of Stephen King and …

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Tyre rejects landfill

The Tyre Town Board unanimously rejected amending its zoning law to permit landfills blocking Scepter Inc. bid to open a new landfill.

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Seven Rays store to close

Seven Rays Bookstore in Syracuse – which bills itself as the “biggest metaphysical bookstore on Earth” – will close unless a buyer for the store emerges, owner David Davis said.

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State to battle invasive species

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports today on the State’s effort to battle invasive species. The Invasive Species Task Force recently released its final report and this week Pataki proposed $2 million in funding for this effort. This week, Pataki …

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Cortlandville town board approves plans for new drugstore

The Cortlandville town board approved a Walgreen’s to be built on the corner of Route 281 and Groton Ave. Wednesday evening.

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