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Panel Discussion: Dangerous Invasive Species in the Great Lakes

 

DETROIT (January 9, 2013) –Detroit Public Television (DPTV) and The Nature Conservancy announce a first-of-its-kind television and Web special, designed to convene a discussion on the solutions to the threats posed by dangerous invasive species in the Great Lakes

Await Safe Ice as Ice Fishing Season Approaches

Await Safe Ice as Ice Fishing Season Approaches

A Statement Released by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

A Minimum of Three To Four Inches of Solid Ice Is Usually Safe For Anglers on Foot

With the onset of winter, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reminded ice anglers to enjoy the ice responsibly.  DEC cautions that the presence of snowmobile tracks or footprints on the ice should not be taken as evidence of safe ice conditions. Individuals are strongly encouraged to check ice conditions for themselves and avoid situations that appear to present even a remote risk.

Community Group Calls on Supervisor to Return Donation

Community Group Calls on Supervisor to Return Donation

A Statement Released by Residents for Responsible Government

RRG, Residents for Responsible Government (RRG) opposes the expansion of Chemical Waste Management in our Lewiston and Porter communities.

As you probably know, the Niagara County Legislature, the Lewiston-Porter School Board, the Farm Bureau, the Town of Lewiston, Village of Lewiston, Village of Youngstown, Sierra Club, local church groups and realtors, and other community groups and residents oppose this expansion.

National Grid Offers Energy Saving Tips for Safe and Festive Holiday Lighting

National Grid Offers Energy Saving Tips for Safe and Festive Holiday Lighting

Save big and be safe this holiday season by focusing on energy efficiency

With the holiday season officially upon us, it’s important to make time to celebrate with family and friends and holiday lighting is a key part of those festivities.  By following a few simple tips customers can benefit from a more environmentally friendly, safe and cost-effective way to light up the holiday season.

One of the best solutions for holiday decorating needs is the use of LED lighting.  These energy-efficient miniature or light-emitting diode (LED) lights have definite advantages over traditional lighting because they use 90 percent less energy which results in significant savings.

Veterans Memorial Park Gets a Little Brighter

Veterans Memorial Park Gets a Little Brighter

Veterans Memorial Park got a little brighter this month as the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the Town of Niagara unveiled 25 new solar-powered LED lights along the park’s roadway.  From energy generated during the day by the sun, the new installations add some much needed lighting at night to the previously unlit park.  Funding for the lighting was provided by NYPA’s Renewable Energy Plan, established in 2008 to help create a pathway to commercialization of emerging renewable energy technologies.

Fall Photo Album

Fall Photo Album

Autumn is undoubtedly the most colorful, picturesque season of the year. Send us your fall photos and we’ll post them on line, and you might even be featured in Andy Parker’s Daybreak weather forecast.

Just email your photo to neighborhoods@wgrz.com and be sure to include your name and the location where your fall photo was taken.

(Photos at least 1 MB in size or with a screen resolution of 400 dpi or greater work best. Thanks!)

Click here to see even more fabulous photos.

Funding Obtained for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

Funding Obtained for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

A Statement Released by the Office of Congresswoman Kathy Hochul (D-26th District)

WESTERN NEW YORK – Today, Representatives Brian Higgins (NY-27), and Kathy Hochul (NY-26) announced $1.4 million in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants awarded through the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.  Recipients such as the Research Foundation of SUNY-Buffalo State College will use the funds to address invasive species in New York State. 

“The Great Lakes is an underappreciated regional and national asset which contributes significantly to our economy and environment,” said Congressman Higgins, a member of the Congressional Great Lakes Caucus.  “According to the Brookings Institution, Buffalo alone would see economic gains between $600 million to $1.1 billion if the Great Lakes are restored.  Investments like these move us closer to that goal.”