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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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Lawmakers seek to block Romulus incinerator again (access required)

A group of state legislators has introduced bills again to prevent construction of trash incinerators anywhere in the Finger Lakes Watershed, in an attempt to halt Circular energG’s proposed incinerator at the former Seneca Army Deport in Romulus. The legislators ...

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RIT institute doing its part to make industry more sustainable (access required)

Diana Rodriguez Alberto, left, and Shweta Arora (Photo by Gabrielle Plucknette-DeVito/RIT)

Rochester Institute of Technology’s Golisano Institute for Sustainability, housed in Sustainability Institute Hall, lists nine different laboratories. But one that’s not on the list is the biggest of all – the building itself. With power or heat or both produced by a ...

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RIT wins $1.5 million in state funding round (access required)

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Rochester Institute of Technology has won $1.5 million in the latest round of competitive funding from the Empire State Development Council. The grant will upgrade the university’s Genomics Research Lab Cluster, helping it expand research, technology transfer and talent development ...

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OBG engineering to join worldwide giant Ramboll (access required)

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OBG, an engineering firm specializing in manufacturing, energy, environmental and water solutions, has been acquired by Copenhagen-based Ramboll. The acquisition was announced this morning. OBG’s downtown Rochester office is one of the firm’s nine locations in New York state, and ...

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