Converting CO2 to Jet Fuel, Ithaca Area Economic Development Invests in Green Tech Startup

Dimensional Energy’s solar-to-fuels reactor in Gillette, Wyoming (Dimensional Energy) ITHACA, NY — Ithaca Area Economic Development, or IAED, is investing in the startup company, Dimensional Energy. They aim to convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into jet fuel through what’s known as “artificial photosynthesis.” Artificial photosynthesis aims to do what plants and bacteria have been doing for…

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Severe Flooding in Watkins Glen

Flooding in the Village of  Watkins Glen on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021. (Watkins Glen Police) WATKINS GLEN, NY — Watkins Glen has been hit with severe flooding. The village was suffered a flash flood catalyzed by a severe thunderstorm and heavy downpour last night. Watkins Glen Police report that some parts of the Village were…

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Ithaca Tenant’s Union Celebrates Albany’s ‘Good Cause’ Eviction Law and Pushes Their Own Version

Ithaca Tenant’s Union celebrating New York’s eviction and foreclosure moratorium extension outside Ithaca City Hall on May 6th, 2021. (Ithaca Tenant’s Union) ITHACA, NY — The Albany Common Council passed the “good cause” eviction law on Monday night, and a similar bill is gathering support in Ithaca. The Albany law gives tenants a number of  protections,…

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Homicide in Ithaca, Police Investigating

ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca Police Department are reporting a homicide in Ithaca. According to the IPD, a man died of gunshot wounds on the 200 Block of Taughannock Belvedere at around 12:45am on Tuesday. The man’s identity is not being released.  This is perhaps the most public, gruesome, and most upsetting instance of a…

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Lawsuit Seeks to Stop Cargill’s Salt Mining Beneath Cayuga Lake Until the DEC takes a ‘Hard Look’ at the Risks

Inside the Cargill’s Cayuga Salt Mine in Lansing, New York. (DEC) ITHACA,  NY — Cargill and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) are being challenged in court over a modified mining permit the DEC issued the company.  Cargill operates a salt mine of over 3,000 acres beneath Cayuga Lake. The lawsuit alleges that…

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Ithaca’s City Hall Reopening, Masks Required, Hours Reduced

Ithaca City Hall, Green Street. (Kenneth C. Zirkel) ITHACA, NY — The City of Ithaca is reopening City Hall on Tuesday, July 20th. Anyone entering City Hall will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Hours will be reduced initially, running from 1 to 4pm Monday through Wednesday, and 8 to 4pm…

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