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Hardest-hit towns one year after tropical storms Irene and Lee

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How are two towns devastated by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee faring one year later?

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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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Lasers and airplanes help scientists combat invasive species

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We follow a team of researchers from the Rochester Institute of Technology into a forest in central Massachusetts.

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Study finds high risk to drinking water from fracking wastewater

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A new study on managing wastewater produced by hydraulic fracturing finds the biggest risk of contamination to drinking water supplies occurs during the disposal process.

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New York gets failing grades for anti-smoking programs

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The American Cancer Society has given New York State a mixed report card when it comes to cancer prevention.

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Screening of pro-fracking 'Truthland' turns hostile

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A recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University shows New York residents are evenly split on the issue of hydrofracking.

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Assistant AG Richard Schwartz killed in severe storms

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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office today announced the death of longtime Assistant AG Richard Schwartz, who was killed Thursday night in Brooklyn during the severe storm.

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Water monitors prepare for fracking in New York

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On a humid Wednesday in July, Kathy Cronin crouched in Pierce Creek in the City of Binghamton.

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Jay continues to struggle after Tropical Storm Irene

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Tropical Storm Irene happened almost a year ago, but the remnants still remain in one Adirondack town.

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Cuomo talks cyber bullying, campaign finance reform, fracking in public radio interview

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In an interview with public radio, Governor Cuomo comments on the anti-cyberbullying bill that he signed into law Monday, saying "it's amazing to me the power of the negativity and how it can hurt a young person."

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