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Buffalo Just Got Hit With A...

Buffalo Just Got Hit With A Wall Of Snow So Thick It Stranded Drivers In Their Cars

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Yes, every single state in America was literally freezing this week, but no where has been hit with as much of a winter wake-up call as Buffalo, New York.The friendly folks of Buffalo woke up Wednesday morning to a staggering 6 FEET of snow... with another storm expected to drop 2 to 3 more feet in the coming days. Here's what that looks like:A photo posted by Wil Fuentes (@wilfuen) on

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 07:20 PM

$1.3 Million Awarded for Community-Based Projects to Improve Health of Long Island Sound; $563,248 awarded to support projects in New York (CT, NY)

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(New York, N.Y.) Top federal and state environmental officials today announced 22 grants totaling more than $1.3 million to local government and community groups in Connecticut and New York to improve the health of Long Island Sound. The projects, which are funded through the Long Island Sound Futur...

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 05:50 PM

Why New York Needs A 50 Percent by 2025 Renewable Energy Standard

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Jackson Morris, Director, Eastern Energy, Danville, Pa.:Sometimes, good news points to a larger truth. In New York, the good news I’m referring to, announced last Wednesday, is that two upstate communities will each become home to a 78-megawatt wind power project by 2017. Each project will...

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:50 PM
Buffalo Snowstorm Traps Res...

Buffalo Snowstorm Traps Residents In Homes

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lake-effect snow pummeled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard as more than 5 feet fell in parts of the city by Wednesday morning. Some areas were expected to get 6 feet by the storm's end Wednesda...

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 03:20 PM

New York health officials test person's remains for Ebola

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(Reuters) - New York City health officials said they will test the remains of a person who died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday for Ebola as the person had recently come to the United States from West Africa. The person, who was not identified, had been in one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak just 18 days earlier, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said...

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on Nov 19, 2014 at 10:50 AM
Window washers describe 'pa...

Window washers describe 'panic' of dangling 69 floors above New York

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By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two window washers who dangled from a broken scaffold 69 floors above the ground at One World Trade Center said on Friday their emotions ranged from terror to resolved calm while they awaited rescue and the rest of New York held its breath. Two days after the harrowing accident at the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, Juan Lopez, 33, said the sca...

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on Nov 14, 2014 at 07:20 PM

Violent New York drug gang busted in shooting that paralyzed girl

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By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of accused members and associates of a violent gang that pistol-whipped and used hammers to attack rivals of their drug operation were indicted for crimes including a shooting that paralyzed a girl in Brooklyn, authorities said on Thursday. A crackdown on the Gates Avenue Mafia resulted in a 146-count indictment naming 32 people, all but seven of wh...

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on Nov 13, 2014 at 10:20 PM

EPA Grant to Help Capital District-Area Business Develop Green Technology; Evocative Design of Green Island, New York Receives $300,000 for Development of Green Alternative to Foam Packaging (NY)

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(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $295,579 to Ecovative Design, LLC, of Green Island, New York, to continue its development of a cost-effective green alternative packaging. Evocative Design was awarded the grant through the EPA?s highly competitive Small Business ...

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on Nov 12, 2014 at 05:21 PM

EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Plan to Remove Mercury Contaminated Sediment from Bottom of Pompton Lake; EPA to Host Public Information Session for Pompton Lakes Community Tonight (NJ)

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(New York, N.Y.) In response to requests from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and Citizens for a Clean Pompton Lakes, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will extend the public comment period for the proposed plan to remove mercury contamination from areas of Pompton Lake in P...

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on Nov 12, 2014 at 04:50 PM
New York doctor now free of...

New York doctor now free of Ebola discharged from hospital

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By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who contracted Ebola was discharged from a hospital on Tuesday after weeks of isolation treatment for the virus and was cheered by New Yorkers from City Hall to the Harlem apartment building where he lives. The release of Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who worked with Ebola patients in Guinea and had been held at Bellevue Hospital Center since he was diag...

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on Nov 11, 2014 at 04:20 PM