Are we ready to be a climate refuge?

As climate change accelerates, the Rochester area is expected to experience fewer extremes than many parts of the U.S., making it a possible destination for those who have been displaced. Is the region prepared?

Greenidge plant exempt from new moratorium

The legislation, signed Tuesday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, targets proof-of-work cryptocurrency mining operations, but it does not apply to operators that have already filed paperwork for new or renewal permits.

The state of Lake Ontario

New reports on the Great Lakes show a “fair” ecosystem for Lake Ontario, with some progress but also persistent issues.

DEC denies Greenidge permit renewal application

The department said the operator of a cryptocurrency mining facility on Seneca Lake did not “demonstrate compliance with the requirements of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.”

Leaf blowers: out of gas?

More than 100 U.S. cities and towns now prohibit or limit the use of gas-powered leaf blowers. In Albany, two statewide bills are pending. What’s behind the recent moves against these devices?