8:49am

Tue August 21, 2012
Morning Trail Mix

Food stamp dollars have been good news for state farmers' markets

It's a Tuesday Trail Mix from the Innovation Trail team...

A new health study in PA. will look at the health impacts of natural gas drilling.

Nearly 347,000 private sectors jobs have been added to NY since November 2009 according to the Department of Labor.

Laptop getting too hot? R.I.T. researchers may have the answer.

North Country fruit crops look set to buck the overall trend.

That new yogurt plant in Batavia will get a new road thanks to the USDA.

CO2 emissions in the USA are reported to be the lowest in two decades.

Innovation Trail's Ryan Delaney outlines the natural gas industry's response to the new study from Stony Brook University here.

Energy

Pennsylvania healthcare providers Guthrie and Geisinger are developing a joint study into the medium-to-long term health impact of natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale reports stargazette.com.

A lithium-ion battery that recharges 120 times faster? Yes please says Next Big Future.

Enhanced surface technology may help solve that condition known as 'my laptop makes my thighs hot' according to news from R.I.T.

Technology Review reports on new figures from the U.S. Energy Information Administration that shows CO2 emissions for January to March 2012 were the lowest since 1992 and attributes that to the shift away from coal-powered energy generation.

Government

The USDA is helping to fund the transport infrastructure for the new Pepsi Quaker's Muller Greek Yogurt plant in Batavia NY reports AP and the WSJ.

The end of the ConEd labor-managment dispute was a shot-in-the-arm for job figures according to the New York State Department of Labor.

Yet unemployment remains near a 30-year high reports Charles Simmins for examiner.com.

Business

TopDown Conservation is a Rochester-area business that has developed a cloud-based software for use in environmental remediation and agriculture and is profiled here by the Democrat and Chronicle.

Farmers' markets remain popular according to the state Comptroller's office and the one in Binghamton is no exception reports Anthony Borelli.

Odds and Ends

Apples up north seem to have thrived despite the weather, reports Julie Grant from NCPR.