Not to rain on the parade, but despite talk from politicians about Buffalo’s resurgence, job growth in Erie and Niagara counties continues to lag behind the nation and state. Sounds like this might make for a good discussion.
Investigative Post editor tells Susan Arbetter of Capitol Pressroom that while the Buffalo-area economy is improving, it is not the “national success story” that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has claimed. Heaney cited data that shows job growth in WNY continues to lag behind both the national and statewide average. The interview runs from 22:23 to 36:55.
Seamus Gallivan of the Good Neighborhood interviews Tom Toles on cartooning, blogging, investigative reporting and Buffalo’s rebound.
Tom Toles is features in a Q&A talking about his involvement with Investigative Post and Monday’s benefit for the organization that he is headlining along with the Outlyers.
The harmful algae blooms in western Lake Erie may be a problem over the next century. In fact, some parts of the western basin could see huge increases of blooms. A story from the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio.
President Obama’s Power Plant Rule requires power plants to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, using 2005 emissions as the baseline. “But Environmental Protection Agency data shows that the nation’s power plants already have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 13 percent since 2005, or about halfway to the goal,” the AP […]
A secret network of beekeepers in Buffalo has developed. Well, it’s no secret now after this report from Grist. The city doesn’t have laws that prohibit beekeeping at a time when towns, cities and counties across the country are changing rules to be more bee friendly while also protecting neighbors.