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– Air Quality Is Getting Better In The Southern Finger Lakes – For the first time this week, the state Department of Environmental Conservation or DEC did not issue an air quality warning for our area. The environmental agency issued advisories for most of the state every day this week so far. Smoke from Canadian wildfires was drifting into our region. The hazy skies contained particles they considered dangerous to everyone’s health. Today ozone levels should be good but the federal EPA recommends that anyone unusually sensitive to particle pollution should limit their time outdoors. – State Senate Passes Bill That Would Help Reopen Ithaca Carshare – The State Senate passed a bill…
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It’s been over a week since Ithaca CarShare temporarily closed. The nonprofit stopped operating on May 19 because of an insurance problem that can only be solved with new state legislation. I called Ithaca CarShare members – Ellie Santoro, Jayne Soulman, and Marybeth Michelson-Theiry to find out how not having access to the car share…Read More
Ithaca CarShare is closing down today. They intend for this to be a pause but they are facing insurance problems that can only be solved by the state legislature. I spoke with Executive Director Liz Field about the situation, how it’s affecting their members, and what comes next. We talked on the day before the…Read More
In this week’s episode of The Scene, photographer and art professor Dan Torop discusses his recent work in the exhibitions Falling Water and Three Rainbows; the science and technology that he has used in rendering images of the physical world; and the social and cultural histories that accompany and shape tools of photography and other forms of visual rendering.Read More
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Lack of Transparency around Cayuga Plant Raises Concerns from Local Lawmakers
OVER-EDITED DOCUMENTS ABOUT THE CAYUGA OPERATING PLANT’S FUTURE HAVE LEFT THE PUBLIC IN THE DARK, ACCORDING TO SEVERAL LOCAL LEADERS WHO GATHERED FOR A NEWS CONFERENCE MONDAY AT ITHACA TOWN HALL. THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION IS ACCEPTING PUBLIC COMMENTS UNTIL FRIDAY ABOUT WHETHER LANSING’S COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT SHOULD BE CLOSED OR RETROFITTED.…Read More