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9:36am

Mon October 20, 2014
Health

Refugees receive certification to open home daycares

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 3:46 pm

Program Specialist for the Buffalo Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Project Shannon Linehan and Childcare Resource Network Education Specialist Michelle Wilson with aspiring refugee business owners who received NYS certification to open home daycares Friday.

A group of refugees received New York State certifications to open their own in home daycare centers Friday. The seven aspiring business owners were among three groups this year to receive certifications through the Buffalo Refugee Childcare Microenterprise Project.

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12:52pm

Fri October 17, 2014
Energy

Turning frack water into profit proves a challenge

Mike Broeker, COO of Ephiphany Solar Water Systems, at his company's facility in Pittsburgh.
Credit Photo: Reid R. Frazier

 

Inside a cavernous industrial building in Pittsburgh, Mike Broeker shows off what he hopes is the next big thing in cleaning up the fracking business: three satellite dishes. 

“These are the most common satellite dishes in the world,” says Broeker, COO of Epiphany Solar Water Systems.  

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11:56am

Fri October 17, 2014
Higher Ed

SU revokes invitation to visiting photographer over Ebola fears

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 5:30 pm

The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.
Zixi Wu via Flickr

Updated, 4:19 p.m. with statement Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham:

An award-winning Washington Post photographer who has covered the Ebola virus in West Africa says Syracuse University is caving to the "hysteria" of the virus by canceling his visit to campus this weekend.

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9:13am

Fri October 17, 2014
Energy

Study finds New York would benefit from proposed new coal standards

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 10:31 am

Duke Energy via Flickr

New Yorkers could see health benefits from proposed standards for coal power plants, new research has found.

A vast majority of New York’s energy production comes from nuclear, hydro and natural gas, but the state is downwind from states that do burn a lot of coal, like Ohio, so that means the soot blows this way.

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8:32am

Fri October 17, 2014
Science

Fredonia debuts $60 million science center

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 9:44 am

SUNY Fredonia's new $60 million science center will be dedicated Friday.

When it comes to the State University of New York at Fredonia, most people think of the arts and education.  But with today’s opening of a new science building, that’s about to change.

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