Agriculture is one of the most dynamic and innovative economic sectors in New York state. In this series of reports, the Innovation Trail team will take you through some of the current challenges and opportunities facing upstate farmers.
Army cutbacks could impact on upstate communities and businesses, concerns over changes to the way the water levels in the Great Lakes are managed, and a powerful homeowners group in Syracuse wants to control how many student rentals there are in their neighborhood.
A new billion transmission project will deliver megawatts of electricity to New York City, and in this report, Sarah Harris travels north of the US border and begins her report where that power begins…
In this report Kate O’Connell visits one power plant caught in a changing energy landscape. New York’s home to some of the oldest power facilities in the U.S. Add in stricter emissions regulations introduced by the Environmental Protection Agency, and the result is tough conditions for coal-fired plants...
Integral to the state’s Energy Highway Blueprint is a one billion dollar ‘Green Bank’, a fund to support the ongoing development of renewable energy technologies. It’s only the second fund of this kind in the country and Ryan Delaney has the details.
In mid-2012, the NY-Sun initiative was launched to make solar power in the state more affordable.
If you're buying a gun, chances are you can find what you want at big box stores like Gander Mountain, Dicks, and Walmart. But New York state is also home to over 1800 small gun retailers. Sarah Harris visited two North Country businesses who are trying to adjust to the state's new gun laws as part of the Innovation Trail's reporting focus on guns and economics in New York state.
The gun control debate has reached a new pitch following the passing of the SAFE Act in New York state. For this story, one in a series on guns in our economy and culture, the Innovation Trail's Joanna Richards looks at how the Army and soldiers handle weapons, to see if any lessons can be gleaned to inform the civilian debate.
In this edition: Using your mobile phone to track disease 'hot spots', residents of Watertown in the state's North Country are dealing with what they say is the legacy of their community's industrial past, and Ryan Delaney reports from Syracuse on how a major hospital is investing in more than just healthcare.