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Stories with organization: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  • Hikers urged to avoid Adirondack peaks during mud season 
    Updated: May-19-15 3:05 am

    RAY BROOK, New York - It's mud season in the Adirondacks, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is urging hikers to postpone hikes on trails above 3,000 feet until mid-June.

  • US settles with New York coke plant for $12M over pollution 
    Updated: May-11-15 2:46 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - A coal-burning industrial plant that a federal official called an "environmental outlaw" has agreed to pay $12 million to settle claims that it polluted the air and water with harmful chemicals, authorities said Monday.

  • NY seeks to expand archery programs in schools 
    Updated: May-11-15 3:04 am

    ALBANY, New York - The state Department of Environmental Conservation is looking to sign up school districts for an archery program.

  • City in New York must upgrade sewer system after large spill 
    Updated: May-05-15 12:19 pm

    AMSTERDAM, New York - The city of Amsterdam in upstate New York must upgrade its aging sewer system after a large municipal spill that went unreported dumped millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Mohawk River in 2013.

  • Suburban Syracuse village hopes to keep swan eggs 
    Updated: May-05-15 3:04 am

    MANLIUS, New York - Two years after a man was sentenced to weekends in jail for smashing swan eggs in a suburban Syracuse park, new state rules may force the village that owns the swans to destroy the latest clutch of eggs.

  • Pipeline refiles water permit application to NY regulators 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 4:08 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New Yorkers have an extra two weeks to comment on the proposed 124-mile Constitution Pipeline after the severe winter delayed the state's field review of potential effects to wetlands and streams along the project's planned route through four counties.