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Agency seeks ways to keep fire retardants out of Great Lakes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) A U.S.-Canadian agency is suggesting ways the two nations can help prevent flame-retardant chemicals from polluting the Great...
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Fri, 07/13/2018 - 7:06am
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Rochester woman reducing plastic waste one beach at a time

Tammy Bleier, a Greece native, says she has a special relationship to the water. "I grew up going to Lake Ontario, especially Ontario Beach Park, and...
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Wed, 07/11/2018 - 2:51pm
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Report explains causes of 2017 Lake Ontario flooding

A new report attempts to explain the causes of last year’s flooding along the south shore of Lake Ontario. After floods in the spring of 2017 hurt...
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Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:38am
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The Lake Guardian is in Rochester

The largest surveillance and monitoring vessel on the Great Lakes is in Rochester. The “Lake Guardian” is spending all of 2018 on Lake Ontario, to...
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Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:17pm
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Lake levels expected to decrease throughout summer

It looks like Lake Ontario may have already reached its peak high for the season, which is good news for lakefront home owners and business owners. This...
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Wed, 06/13/2018 - 1:06am
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Lake board says so far, so good, on flooding potential along the Lake Ontario shoreline

A board that helps oversee the level of Lake Ontario says that while water levels across the lake and the St. Lawrence River have begun their typical...
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Mon, 05/07/2018 - 1:35am
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Congratulations to WXXI News for winning two "Excellence in Broadcasting" awards

Please join me in congratulating WXXI News for receiving two “Excellence in Broadcasting” awards from the New York State Broadcasters Association. Our Exited podcast garnered the award in the ‘Outstanding Use of Digital Platforms’ category.

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Nearly $3M more in flood relief for 5 upstate counties

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly $3 million in additional relief funding is going to communities in five upstate New York counties along Lake Ontario to help...
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Tue, 04/17/2018 - 2:01am
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Monroe County prepares for potential flooding this spring and summer

While many in Monroe County are hoping for warm spring-like weather soon, county officials are preparing for rain and flooding. County Executive Cheryl...
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Fri, 03/30/2018 - 5:43am
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Cuomo calls on IJC to maximize outflows from Lake Ontario to help mitigate flooding

Governor Andrew Cuomo is asking the International Joint Commission to maximize outflows of water from Lake Ontario. He sent a letter to the U.S. Chair...
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Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:41am
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