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Owego Drivers Urged To Watch Out For Turtles

People who drive in parts of Tioga County are being advised to look out for turtles.

In recent years, residents concerned for the safety of the snapping turtles that cross roadways in Owego have erected signs to warn motorists

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Wastewater Violations Charged At Broome Projects

A Rochester-area company and two of its employees have been accused of illegally discharging polluted water from Broome County demolition projects.

United States Attorney Richard Hartunian Thursday announced Crane-Hogan Structural Systems of Spencerport was charged in a felony indictment in connection with work during 2008 and 2009

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Fracking Foes Send More Letters To Cuomo

People fighting approval of high-volume hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in New York state are sending more messages to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Walter Hang of Ithaca-based Toxics Targeting says the governor should ensure that a comprehensive public health impact study is conducted before a final decision is made regarding fracking

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Fracking Ban Upheld in Dryden and Middlefield

Dryden and Middlefield are within their rights to ban hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas.

A New York State appeals court has ruled that municipalities can regulate land use through code legislation while the state is responsible for overseeing the technology and safety where drilling is taking place

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Category: Environment, Local News
Facebook photo courtesy of Ross Park Zoo
Facebook photo courtesy of Ross Park Zoo

Artic Fox and Free T-Shirts at Binghamton Zoo This Weekend

August, the Artic fox has arrived at Ross Park Zoo on Morgan Road, Binghamton.

Starting this weekend, the two year old fox will be on exhibit at Ross Park. Also, the zoo will be giving away free Binghamton Zoo t-shirts to the first 700 visitors Saturday, May 4

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

No Timetable for Deciding Fracking Issue in New York

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration is again backing away from saying when a decision will be made on a matter that could profoundly impact the economy of the Southern Tier and Central New York

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Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Broome-Tioga County Water Quality Survey Underway

A group dedicated to protecting water resources is looking for help in collecting data about local water quality.

The Broome-Tioga Stormwater Coalition, along with Broome County, has come up with a survey dealing with water quality management

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Category: Environment, Health
Photo by Kathy Whyte
Photo by Kathy Whyte

Susquehanna County Methane is Naturally Caused

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says methane gas found in well water in Susquehanna County is not the result of natural gas drilling operations in the area.

The DEP issued a news release stating it conducted at 16-month long investigatioin that began in december of 2011

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Category: Environment, Local News
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Not as Much Methane Released From Gas Drilling as First Thought

The Associated Press reports new information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says there appears to be quite a bit less methane released into the atmosphere by the national gas industry during drilling operations than had been earlier thought

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Category: Environment, Local News
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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Old Drugs Can Still be Disposed of Safely

Residents who missed dropping off old, unwanted or unused medication during the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency Take Back initiative can still safely dispose of the drugs.

The Broome County Sheriff's office will accept medicines, emptied in to zip top bag in the lobby at the Administration Building behind Broome Community College on Lt

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