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Wine panel: Climate change is here but improving soils could help (access required)

The view and wine flights invite visitors to Dr. Konstantin Frank Winery to linger a while.

Wineries in the Finger Lakes have been experiencing evidence of climate change for some time, but there may be things owners can do to mitigate its effects. That came out of a panel discussion last week at Ravines Wine Cellars in ...

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Lasers in Rochester may fuel the world, reach for the universe (access required)

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It’s hard to imagine that when lasers were first invented there was a bit of a “so what?” reaction. In 1960, light was the main application people could envision from lasers and the question was why did we need a new source of light?...

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Romulus waste incinerator suffers strategic blow (access required)

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A proposed waste-to-energy incinerator for Romulus, Seneca County, suffered a major blow Wednesday when the NY Senate unanimously approved legislation banning such incinerators in the Finger Lakes, following a similar Assembly vote last week. The Finger Lakes Community Preservation Act ...

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Drones draw international audience to RIT (access required)

Remotely controlled drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, were the subject of a conference at RIT.

One hundred people from eight countries attended a workshop at Rochester Institute of Technology this week to learn about drone technologies and their uses and make connections in the field. Some came to share their scientific findings on ways to ...

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Coalition to lobby for transportation funding, emissions legislation (access required)

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Representatives from several local transportation groups will travel to the state Capitol Tuesday to lobby for increased funding to improve public transportation in the Rochester region and in Upstate New York. Our Streets Transit Coalition will meet with state legislators ...

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