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A new report says climate change could negatively affect the winter tourism industry if lawmakers don't take action. Photo: ORDA
A new report says climate change could negatively affect the winter tourism industry if lawmakers don't take action. Photo: ORDA

Climate report paints bleak picture for winter tourism

A new report says climate change has had a negative impact on the winter tourism industry in the U.S. and the problem will get worse unless politicians take action.

The report, released last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Protect Our Winters, shows that 38 states have lost about $1 billion and 27,000 jobs as a result of decreased snow fall. Its authors say the outlook will get worse if state and federal lawmakers don't take steps to address the causes of climate change.  Go to full article
Sen. Schumer with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (file photo). Photo: Mark Kurtz

Schumer urges action on Farm Bill

New York's senators are ramping up pressure on House Republicans to pass a new farm bill before year's end.

Democrat Chuck Schumer held a phone conference with reporters Wednesday to urge House Speaker John Boehner to bring the farm bill to a vote.  Go to full article
Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo: Karen DeWitt.

Cuomo speaks on campaign finance, other issues

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he will soon introduce legislation to regulate not for profits that have become increasingly influential players in political campaigns by dumping millions of dollars into races in the state and around the country.

The influence of outside funding in state elections was just one issue in a conversation with New York Public Radio's Karen DeWitt.  Go to full article
Hydrofracking drillpad. Photo: Matt Richmond

Neither side happy with draft fracking rules

In conversation with public radio Wednesday, Gov. Andrew offered the first clues on what's in the health study on hydraulic fracturing that his health commissioner and three...  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/67272961@N03/"> jfcherry</a> CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en"> some rights reserved </a>

Digitizing healthcare

The U.S. healthcare sector is seeing major changes right now to its record keeping and information sharing methods.

This week, Digital Rochester hosted a summit...  Go to full article
Votive candles.Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/people/paullew/">Fr. Lawrence Lew, O.P.</a>, CC <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/deed.en">some rights reserved</a>

Natural Selections: Flames

What is a flame? Why is it shaped like that? How does it keep going? Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager answer some burning questions about rapid oxidation.  Go to full article
One of the images from the <i>"Tsi Nón:we Tewèn:teron"</i> or <i>Where My Home Is</i> exhibit at BluSeed studios in Saranac Lake.

BluSeed exhibit features work by young Mohawk printmakers

A new art exhibit that connects First Nations history and culture in Quebec with a variety of printmaking techniques opens at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake on Friday night....  Go to full article