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Photo by Kathy Whyte

Binghamton’s Ross Park Zoo Prepares for the 2013 Season

Speaking on the March 30th edition of the local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up, Director Emeritus of the Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park, Steve Contento said staff at the Morgan Road facility have been very busy over the winter preparing the grounds for the spring opening on weekends through Earth Day, when the zoo will be open daily

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Category: Environment, Lifestyle
NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr
NASA Goddard Photo and Video, Flickr

Binghamton Forum: “Solar Energy Fast Forward” Sunday

Story by Kathy Whyte

The topic of discussion is solar energy at a weekend forum in Binghamton. The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation is hosting the forum "Solar Energy Fast Forward" on Sunday. The eve

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facebook photo courtesy Ross Park Zoo
facebook photo courtesy Ross Park Zoo

Snowy Owls Land at Binghamton Zoo

There's a different sort of snow that is actually being welcomed in Binghamton this winter!Ross Park Zoo in Binghamton has been loaned a pair of Snowy Owls by the Columbus Zoo.

The birds, Blizzard and Storm, were hatched in Hanover and Dierenpark Zoos in Germany and were sent to the U

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Susquehanna River Basin Flood Gauges Safe for Now

As National Flood Safety Awareness Week is underway, word is coming from Washington that funding has been found to keep the flood early warning gauges in the Susquehanna River Basin operating.Due to a lack of funding, the gauges were to have been shut off March first, but that deadline had been extended to June first

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Category: Environment, Local News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Vestal Flood Buyout Program Inches Forward

A program to buy out more flood-damaged structures in Broome County is moving ahead.

The town of Vestal board has approved demolition work on a few properties targeted for acquisition under the federally-funded plan

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

New York Burn Ban Starts

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation officials say it's expected to be another dry spring and outdoor burning of brush will again be banned state-wide for a couple months.The high-risk wildfire season begins March 16th and continues at least until May 14th

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Category: Environment, Health, News
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

Remember the Blizard of 1993?

It was 20 years ago, March 12 to the 14th, 1993 that the Twin Tiers was socked with it's worst winiter weather in its history. The region hasn't seen the likes of the Blizzard of 1993 since.Residents were fairly complacent when the first cautions were put out warning of the possibility of a winter snow storm

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Category: Environment, Local News
Don Morgan photho
Don Morgan photho

Dimock Flaming Fracktini Cocktail Recipe

In recognition of Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper claiming to have drunk hydraulic fracturing fluid, proving the safety of natural gas drilling, and, also a nod to Dimock, Pennsylvania claims that tap water can be set on fire as a result of facking

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Libous Will Fight Proposed Fracking Moratorium

The New York State Assembly has approved a two-year moratorium on fracking until more scientific information is available on potential environmental and health risks.

A proposed moratorium won't be adopted unless the Senate agrees to such a move

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photo by Kathy Whyte
photo by Kathy Whyte

Calls in Albany for Another Fracking Delay

The Independent Democratic Conference of the New York State Senate is calling for up to a two year delay in approving the start of hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas in the state until initial results of an independent health review are complete

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