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Bob Joseph, WNBF

Susquehanna River Basin Stream Gauges to Stay On

The gauges that measure water levels on area streams and rivers and provide early flood warning information to the National Weather Service will remain operational for now.

The U.S. Geological Survey had said several of the gauges in the Susquehanna River Basin would have to be deactivated March 1st due to a lack of funding

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Category: Environment
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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Volunteers Help Keep Southern Tier Highways Tidy

Roadways around the Binghamton area are benefiting from the work of volunteers who participate in the Adopt-A-Highway program.

David Hamburg, a spokesman for the New York State Department of Transportation in Binghamton, says many sections of highways across the region are beautified by people who join together to do litter collection and other work

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Twin Tiers Gas Drilling Study Gets Million Dollar Boost

Geisinger Health Systems is getting a grant from the DeGenstein Foundation to move forward a new study into the possible health effects of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.Last August, Geisinger launched a long-term health study in cooperation with Guthrie Health Systems in Sayre, Pennsylvania and Susquehanna Health

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Video Portrays A Pro-Fracking Cuomo As Hitler

A parody video posted on YouTube depicting a pro-fracking Governor Andrew Cuomo as Adolf Hitler is generating controversy.

The video uses about three-and-a-half minutes of a 2004 film called "Downfall

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WNBF News file photo

Broome Residents Criticize Energy Development Office

The Broome County Office of Energy Development has been operating for almost seven weeks without authorization from lawmakers.

The legislature could vote on approving the office this Thursday.

Some Broome County residents have questioned the real purpose of the office, which was created by County Executive Debra Preston

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Enjoying A February Swim In Binghamton

With temperatures hitting 40 Thursday afternoon, some swimmers were spotted in the Chenango River taking advantage of the relatively mild conditions.

The scene was just south of the Clinton Street bridge

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Alex Long/Getty Images

Governor Admits Drinking Fracking Fluid!

New Yorkers might remember the time when Governor Hugh Carey offered to drink a glass of PCB's after the Binghamton State Office Building was contaminated by a transformer fire.

But we haven't had a governor who volunteered to swill some "fracking fluid" used by gas and oil companies

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Gas Drilling Deadline Missed Again.. Permits Still Possible?

New York State will again miss a deadline for issuing regulations for natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale formation.The head of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says more time is needed to study the health impacts of fracking

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The Fracking Countdown Continues

Those who've been supporting or fighting New York State fracking regulations should soon have a better sense of what path the Cuomo administration intends to pursue regarding shale gas development

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

‘Frack Nation’ Documentary Draws Hundreds to Regal Cinemas

Both supporters of natural gas drilling and opponents of high volume hydraulic fracture drilling or 'fracking'  packed the Regal Cinemas in the Town of Dickinson February 10th for a free showing of the documentary, Frack Nation.The film

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Category: Environment

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