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States sue over EPA’s decision to keep pesticide on market

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several states are seeking to join a legal challenge to a Trump administration decision to keep a widely used pesticide on the market despite studies showing it can harm children’s brains. Led by New York, the coalition ...

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A landmark climate lawsuit against Trump is scheduled for trial next year. Here’s what to expect.

Emissions rise from the American Electric Power Co. Inc. coal-fired John E. Amos Power Plant in Winfield, W.Va., on July 31, 2014. MUST CREDIT: Luke Sharrett, Bloomberg.

A trial date has finally been set for a groundbreaking climate-change lawsuit being brought against the federal government after multiple hurdles in the past year threatened to prevent it from moving forward. Last week, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin ordered ...

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City not just for parking

Rochester will be a bit greener today thanks to a global initiative that aims to put miniature parks in urban spaces. The effort is park of PARK(ing) Day, an annual event held since 2005 that transforms metered parking spots into ...

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Shifting tides in environmental law

The federal laws that drove the first waves of environmental law practitioners in the late 20th century may take a backseat to initiatives that address global warming and demands for renewable energy. But lawyer Alan J. Knauf of Knauf Shaw ...

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Going extra green

The 1940s-era home at 179 Maybrooke Road in Brighton recently was chosen to receive the first Green House Award from ColorBrightonGreen.org. The four-bedroom, 1,800 sq. ft. home has an electric bill that averages 300 kwh/month — roughly half the average ...

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Northeast gets greener

The City of Rochester has a little more nature, thanks to the recent collaboration between city officials and some dedicated volunteers. Working with the city, Ibero-American Action League, and Group 14621, the Genesee Land Trust developed an abandoned parking lot ...

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Rochester: Tree City

The City of Rochester’s Forestry Division is in the middle of its annual spring tree-planting season, and could plant about 500 trees comprising 22 species by the end of June. Rochester’s urban forest consists of more than 70,000 trees comprising ...

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Green fueling construction growth

Green building and reconstruction —already big buzz words in the construction industry — only will take off in the next few years, construction insiders said this week. That’s also according to a new report from Pike Research, which identifies a ...

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Efficiency help may be on the way

From installing new streetlights to updating building codes, several local municipalities soon could receive some help to become more environmentally friendly. About $175 million has been targeted for 54 cities, counties and towns throughout New York as part of the ...

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Green banks could boost energy Upstate

Recently proposed federal legislation could encourage new and greater investment in domestic clean energy and efficiency projects. If passed, the Green Bank Act of 2009 (H.R. 1698) also could ensure long-term support for energy projects Upstate, including wind farms and ...

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Is it a better bottle bill≠

Supporters of a new bottle bill being floated by Gov. David A. Paterson say not only will it cut down on pollution and landfill use, but also increase the rate of recycling and replace much-needed revenue in state coffers. The ...

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