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The buzz on the street is decidedly electric and green. Rochester now has 24 electric vehicle charging stations online after a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at the City Hall parking lot Tuesday. The city’s project is part of a statewide initiative designed ...

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Volunteers to spruce up county parks

The fifth annual Pick-Up-The-Parks Project, a green initiative hosted by the Monroe County Parks Department in partnership with Tim Horton’s Café & Bake Shop and Cascades Recovery, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. About 800 registered volunteers from across ...

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Court rejects Exxon Mobil appeal of $105M verdict

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to disturb a $105 million verdict against Exxon Mobil for contaminating New York City’s groundwater. The justices had no comment Monday on their order rejecting Exxon Mobil Corp.’s appeal of the ...

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Slaughter announces EPA award

Green Living Technologies International is one of the 2014 Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Quality Award winners. The company was nominated by U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport for its leadership in developing and providing intelligent green technologies like green walls, ...

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Health researcher to talk about chemicals

A leading environmental health researcher from the University of Michigan will give a community presentation on how toxic chemicals found in the environment threaten our health. The talk, which is open to the public, will take place from 4 to ...

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NY awards grants for eco-friendly transportation

ALBANY (AP) — New York state is awarding more than $4 million in grants to projects designed to make the state’s transportation systems more energy efficient. The projects include an effort to use a natural mushroom byproduct as vehicle insulation, ...

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Court upholds EPA emission standards

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants. In its ruling, the court rejected state and industry challenges to ...

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3rd season of dredging Onondaga Lake to resume

SYRACUSE (AP) — The cleanup of Onondaga Lake is set to resume. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says the the third year of dredging and capping of contaminated sediments in the lake could begin as early as ...

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WNY company fined $25 million

Tonawanda Coke Corporation was ordered Wednesday to pay nearly $25 million for violating federal environmental policies. A federal jury, in March 2013, found the company guilty of 11 counts of violating the Clean Air Act and three counts of violating ...

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Greenhouse gas regs could go up in smoke

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is urging the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that the Environmental Protection Agency’s statutory mandate to regulate motor vehicle greenhouse gas emissions triggers a requirement that the agency also regulate emissions from ...

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Supreme Court seems divided in climate case

In this 2013 file photo, smoke rises from the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, a coal burning power plant in in Colstrip, Mont. The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Monday over the sole Obama administration program already in place to limit power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. AP Images

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appeared divided on Monday over the sole Obama administration program already in place to limit power plant and factory emissions of gases blamed for global warming. The justices took on a small, complicated piece ...

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