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Boreas Ponds debate continues

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Should land be classified as "wild forest" or "wilderness?"

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Both sides, awaiting fracking decision, air competing ads

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Groups for and against fracking are gearing up for an announcement by Governor Cuomo’s environmental officials on whether the natural gas drilling process will be permitted in New York on a limited basis.

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State still awaiting fracking decision

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Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner is expected to release a health report on hydraulic fracturing soon, at least according to a timetable announced in late February.

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Tick season is upon us

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Discover the lesser known health threats transmitted by ticks.

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Hydrofracking update from DEC Commissioner

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DEC Commissioner Joe Martens was in Tonawanda yesterday touring the industrial area with the Clean Air Coalition of Western New York.

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A plan to stop invasive species in Lake George

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Look at a pilot program in place to prevent the spread of invasive species in Lake George.

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Adirondack resort wins key battle in Tupper Lake

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It's a battle that's been going on for nearly a decade in the North Country town of Tupper Lake.

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Proposed pipelines cause controversy in upstate

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Environmentalists cheered last December when Health Commissioner Howard Zucker urged Governor Cuomo to prohibit hydraulic fracturing for natural gas because of unknown health risks it posed to New Yorkers.

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Assemblyman 'furious' over Hoosick Falls water developments

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The assemblyman who represents Hoosick Falls, Steve McLaughlin is calling for a federal investigation after revelations that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration knew about elevated levels of a toxin in the village’s water for a year and a half before residents were warned.

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WATCH: No pipeline - FERC

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Saying the proposed pipelines are all one system, just like the nations rivers or even our arteries, activists from across the northeast gathered on the east steps of New York’s State Capitol to protest the expansion of natural gas pipelines.

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Hoosick Falls students ask Cuomo to give them a clean water supply

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High schoolers in Hoosick Falls say they are tired of the slow response by the adults in the community, and government, to toxic substance PFOA which has infiltrated the village water system and made it unsafe to drink. They took matters into their own hands, holding a press conference and calling on Governor Cuomo personally to act.

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A water crisis in the upstate village of Hoosick Falls

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You've likely heard of the water crisis happening now in Flint, Michigan. Here in New York, one village in Rensselaer County is having one of their own.

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Buffalo rebirth, first look at new ADK trails

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We have three interesting stories to tell in this edition of New York NOW.

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Gibson on why he supports the ban on hydrofracking

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Rep. Chris Gibson bucked many in his party recently by supporting the ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York State.

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Fractivists say NY's ban is influencing moratorium decisions elsewhere

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There’s word that the commissioner of the state’s environmental agency is leaving, just two days after Joe Martens issued the final environmental impact statement banning hydro fracking in New York. The final report on fracking is a signal for others to move on as well.

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