Environment Articles

Central New York , Community , Consumer , Environment , food , Health , Public Safety , safety

Refugees Consuming Toxic Fish From Onondaga Lake

By , BDJ 465.02

By Matt Kaufax SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – For years, the New York State Department of Health has issued warnings concerning the the fish in Onondaga Lake, saying that they are unhealthy for consumption.  Because of mercury, PCB, and other harmful chemical contamination, fish from the lake should not be consumed.  Unfortunately though, the Health Department’s […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York , Community , Environment , Spring 2017

SU Live “Hawk Cam” Captures More Than Just Scientific Data

By , BDJ 364.03

By Chris Lucey Syracuse, N.Y (NCC News) — Legend has it at Syracuse University that any couple that kisses on the “Kissing Bench” will be together forever. One set of “lovebirds” has turned heads in the university community with their own iteration on the bench. The twist is that theirs is five stories above the […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York , Environment , Government

EPA Cuts Could Affect Onondaga Lake

By , BDJ 465.01

By Stephen Milewski SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) —  President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency could hit home in Central New York. These cuts could have an effect on state environmental projects such as the clean-up of the Onondaga Lake, the most polluted lake in the United States. President Trump’s budget proposal […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York , Community , Education , Environment , Pets

Syracuse Hawk Nest Camp Entertains and Teaches Viewers

By , BDJ 364.02

By Georgiana Volturo SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — It seems that live web cams of animals are sweeping the nation, and now Syracuse might have its very own animal cam phenomenon. Syracuse University installed its Red-Tailed Hawk Nest Cam in order to track the lives of  three red-tailed hawks that nested atop Lyman Hall on campus. […]

Continue Reading »

Business , Community , Environment , Things to do , Weather

CNY Ski Resorts Face Warm Winter Climate

By , BDJ 465.03

By Brittany Stephanis SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Warm is rarely used to describe a Central New York winter. However, this February marked record-high temperatures in the area. Due to the unseasonably warm climate, several ski resorts near Syracuse were forced to close temporarily. Others like Toggenburg Mountain remain relatively unscathed. Shelia Larkin, Toggenburg’s sales and […]

Continue Reading »

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Environment , safety , Transportation , Weather

Thousands Evacuate San Jose After Storms Continue

By , BDJ 465.01

By Remington Bennett SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)―Fourteen thousand people in San Jose, California were asked to evacuate their homes after a record breaking creek overflow. For the past few weeks, California has been hit with constant rainstorms and flood warnings. The flooding occurred along the Coyote Creekway, resting alongside the Silicon Valley. By Tuesday night, the creek […]

Continue Reading »

Community , Environment , Feature , International , Non-profit

Student Veteran Explains Inspiration Behind Starting International Non-Profit

By , BDJ 464.03

By Abby Budiman SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – Syracuse University student Brian Kam is the founder of Thrive Projects, a non-profit organization that aims to bring simple solutions to big energy problems in Nepal. Kam claimed that, “Sometimes the greatest good comes from the simplest solutions, and at Thrive Projects we found one of those.” […]

Continue Reading »

Agriculture , Business , Central New York , Community , Consumer , Environment

Central New York Offers Many Options For Christmas Tree Shopping

By , BDJ 464.01

By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Thanksgiving has come and gone, and it is time to pull out the Christmas decorations.  Businesses near Syracuse have the most important items for customers – Christmas trees. Central New York is home to many places where people can find their ideal trees, and they have the options […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York , Consumer , Environment , Weather

CNY Warmer Weather Means Early Syrup Season

By , BDJ 664.02

By Bridget Chavez MORAVIA, N.Y. (NCC News) – Warmer temperatures in Central New York have caused maple syrup producers to tap their trees for sap earlier than in previous years. Usually, the maple season begins in the spring, but because of the warm weather, local businesses like Schoolyard Sugarbush now tap during the winter months. Benjamin […]

Continue Reading »

Central New York , Community , Environment , Government , Transportation

DeWitt voices traffic concerns with fixing I-81

By , BDJ 664.02

By Brianna Adams SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The future of Interstate 81 is still in the decision process after the issue started in 2013. The Town of DeWitt held a public hearing at Jamesville-DeWitt High School to educate residents on the options to fix the highway. In 2013, the Department of Transportation began planning alternatives to save […]

Continue Reading »