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Central New York, Environment, Technology

22 Drones Will Now be Used to Combat Environmental Issues in New York

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By Mye Owens Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced that drones will be used throughout New York. “The use of drone technology will help us do our jobs better and faster while saving taxpayer dollars,” Commissioner Basil Seggos said. “This technology is helping DEC with everything from petroleum […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Emerald Ash Borer Shows no Signs of Stopping in CNY

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By Jose Cuevas Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was first spotted in Onondaga County in 2013 and it has decimated the Ash tree population with no signs of stopping. The small green beetles lay larvae on the bark that eat the tree from the inside. New York has: 900 million Ash […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Environment, International, Syracuse

Syracuse University Professors Help Make Scientific Breakthrough

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By Colleen Callander SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Syracuse University physicists are among the global team of scientists that has made a transformative discovery in the world of astronomy.  In collaboration with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo gravitational-wave detectors, they have discovered the origin of gold and other elements, which has been […]

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Business, Central New York, Community, Environment, Government

Onondaga County Officials aim to diversify logging industry

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By Eshalaxmi Barlingay SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Office of Environment, after conducting a research, found a lack of diversity in the logging industry three years ago. To enhance diversity in the logging business, the county conducted a “Game of Logging” at Highland Forest County Park course to give people interested in logging […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Government, Health, Public Safety, safety, Syracuse

Syracuse Neighbors Worry About Deer Carrying Lyme Disease

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By Calvin Dudley SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)The surge in deer population has led to some residents in the Syracuse area wanting to adopt a management plan. The neighbors say the deer not only are annoying, but also have them worried about Lyme disease. “The city of Syracuse definitely has a deer problem. Right now the […]

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Central New York, Environment, tourism, Weather

Autumn heat wave in CNY has affected attendance at local facilities

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Listen here to find out how the recent heat wave positively impacted local institutions. By Zachary Levine SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – This September’s record-breaking heat brought people outside in droves, as they looked to enjoy one last dose of summer weather. Parks and businesses alike benefited from the early autumn heat, as they experienced […]

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Arts, Central New York, Community, Environment, History, Syracuse, tourism, Transportation

Erie Canal Museum Hosts World’s Canal Conference Leaders

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By Sam Rubinoff  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Located in the last remaining Weighlock Building in New York State, the Erie Canal Museum celebrates its 55th anniversary next month.  This past Tuesday, the Museum hosted some of the attendees of the World’s Canal Conference being held this week in Syracuse. The annual World’s Canal Conference is […]

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Agriculture, Arts, Business, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Education, Environment, Feature, food, History, Jobs, Music, Non-profit, Syracuse

Sights and Sounds of the New York State Fair

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) The fall class of BDJ 364 went to the New York State Fair on Thursday August 31st to explore the fair’s many sights and sounds, below is what they discovered. Emma H. Henzes went to the Pan-African Village to listen to John Heard, a percussion teacher in Syracuse, […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Environment, Public Safety, Syracuse

811 Day Encourages Digging Safety

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By Sara Bonadies SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Dig Safely New York’s 811 Day on Friday will encourage homeowners and excavators to “know what’s below,” before they start any digging projects. Since 1969, Dig Safely New York has been connecting excavators and homeowners to utility companies throughout most of New York State. According to the […]

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Agriculture, Central New York, Community, Consumer, Environment

Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery is Hosting a Special Program

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By Ashley Burroughs SYRACUSE, N.Y. – It’s all about fishing and family fun at the Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery. Today, Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery had its annual fishing program for grandparents and grandchildren to bond over one of Central New York’s past times. This program allows grandparents to spend quality time with their grandchildren and […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Health, Public Safety

Mercury Disposal Made Easy

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By Stefan Oliva SYRACUSE (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency held its fourth annual mercury drop-off event in Jamesville this morning. The OCRRA encouraged residents to drop-off their old thermostats and thermometers containing mercury. Participants who did so received a $10 gift certificate from Lowe’s and a new mercury-free digital thermometer. People also brought […]

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Central New York, Community, Education, Environment, Public Safety, safety

How to Protect Yourself from Dangerous Animals

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By Brooke Meenachan SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS) – You never know when an animal could attack  you. The chances are pretty slim. However, if you find yourself in harms way, it’s important to know what to do in a dangerous situation. Vice President for Conservation Policy for National Wildlife Federation, Jim Lyon, says wild animals are more […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Feature

Whitney Point Alligator is Now on Social Media

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by Karthik Venkataraman WHITNEY POINT, New York– Maybe the best way to catch an alligator is to think like one. Well now you can get the thoughts of the Whitney Point alligator on social media. The reported Whitney Point alligator still hasn’t been caught and is on the loose in Facebook. The animal now has a personality, posting statuses […]

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Central New York, Community, Environment, Health, safety

OCCRA Offers Means to Dispose of Mercury and Medication

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By Lileana Pearson SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – The Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA) is now providing a means to safely dispose of prescription drugs. In the past OCCRA has offered yearly events to bring in mercury based items, but this is the first year they are accepting prescriptions. Dale Cocca, a recycling specialist, […]

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