Albany, NY, Jan 03, 2013 — A document from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Administration assessing the health impacts of hydraulic fracturing, written several months ago, says the gas drilling process is likely safe if the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation takes proper precautions. Go to full article
Jan 03, 2013 — As part of its "fiscal cliff" deal, the U.S. Congress agreed earlier this week in Washington, D.C., to extend production tax credits for wind energy producers until the end of 2013.
In 2012, wind projects could only qualify for the production tax credit if they'd finished construction and started producing energy. But this year, projects will be eligible for the tax break simply by starting construction. They don't have to be finished by the end of the year. Go to full article
Watertown, NY, Jan 03, 2013 — Nearly all of Fort Drum's soldiers are at the post right now, not on deployments - and that's a first for the region since the installation's expansion in 2001. That has tightened the region's housing market, for soldiers, who have fewer choices, and for civilians, who don't receive housing assistance like soldiers do and are looking for affordable housing. Go to full article
Jan 03, 2013 — A new Congress will be sworn in today in Washingon, D.C., and one of the first pieces of legislation the House plans to vote on tomorrow is aid for Superstorm Sandy victims.... Go to full article
Paul Smiths, NY, Jan 03, 2013 — Martha Foley and Dr Curt Stager talk about the ginkgo tree--an ancient species native to China. They do not spread naturally anymore, but during the time of the dinosaurs... Go to full article