$23 million in state grants aim to prevent sewage overflows, protect WNY waters

$23 million in state grants aim to prevent sewage overflows, protect WNY waters

Downtown is reflected in the water at the small boat harbor on Friday. (Sharon Cantillon/Buffalo News)

A Wales forest will grow by a couple hundred acres to protect the Niagara River’s water quality miles downstream.

Six miles of Town of Tonawanda sewers will be lined to keep sewage from overflowing into Ellicott Creek and the Niagara River.

Mechanical and computer upgrades will help Buffalo hold back stormwater and sewage from … [more…] “$23 million in state grants aim to prevent sewage overflows, protect WNY waters”

Can Deepwater Aquaculture Avoid the Pitfalls of Coastal Fish Farms?

Can Deepwater Aquaculture Avoid the Pitfalls of Coastal Fish Farms?

An open-ocean fish farm in Hawaii. Courtesy of Bryce Groark

Near-shore fish farms have created a host of environmental problems. Now, U.S. aquaculture advocates – backed by mainstream conservation groups – are saying that locating well-run operations out in the ocean could produce sustainable food and protect wild stocks from overfishing.

Donna Lanzetta has a big idea: She wants to grow striped bass on a deepwater fish farm, about eight … [more…] “Can Deepwater Aquaculture Avoid the Pitfalls of Coastal Fish Farms?”

Map of New York seascape reveals a wildlife treasure trove

Map of NY seascape reveals a wildlife treasure trove

Text and illustration © National Geographic/Wildlife Conservation Society. Just in time for World Oceans Day, the new map displays a stunning diversity of marine life, including one of the most endangered whales on the planet.

When New Yorkers think of incredible marine life, most of them do not think of that as something happening in their own watery backyard. Florida and the Caribbean, sure … but New York Harbour and

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