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Mon August 6, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

69,000 acres to remain 'forever wild' in Adirondack watershed deal

Good morning and welcome to another week of reporting from the Innovation Trail team.

Is Perez the right CEO to take Kodak forward?

The first week of Onondaga Lake cleanup goes smoothly says contractor.

Governor Cuomo set to inspect North Country facility converting wood chips into biomass after signing a major agreement protecting the Adirondack forest preserve and says he'll strive for transparency.

Business

Matt Daneman at the Democrat and Chronicle profiles Kodak's embattled CEO Antonio Perez.

Environment

Western New York temperatures rise to uncommon levels (Chris Jamele, WBFO).

The Onondaga Lake cleanup project is well underway reports Paul Riede at The Post-Standard and here's some background from NPR.

69,000 acres were added to the Hudson River watershed in $47 million deal engineered by the Adirondack Nature Conservancy and signed off by Governor Cuomo on Sunday reports North Country Public Radio.

Is it a sweetener for conservationists ahead of fracking decision?

Energy

After LeRay tweaks tax deal for ReEnergy LLC biomass plant (Ted Booker at the Watertown Daily Times), Governor Cuomo gets another opportunity to stand in front of a podium today.

Airbus are testing hydrogen fuel cells they hope will provide fuel savings of up to 15% according to Duncan Graham-Rowe at technologyreview.com

Government

And the Governor has defended his record on the release of information to the public as reported by Karen DeWitt.

Odds and Ends

That little flying laptop called Curiosity touches down on Mars as reported by NPR and here's an interesting background document on robotic space travel from nextbigfuture.com.

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