New York Suffers Population Dip

According to the US Census Bureau, the nation’s population is increasing overall. But not all states are growing. New York suffered the biggest population dip of any state between July 2017 and July 2018, losing almost fifty thousand people.

Ideal Conditions Lead To Firefly Boom

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) – Whether you call it a lightening bug or a firefly or perhaps by its scientific name, Lampyridae, chances are you’ve had some experience with the tiny flying insect that flashes and blinks its way through summer evenings.

Opioid Addiction Can Set Off Chain Reaction Through Family

ROCHESTER, NY (WXXI) — Opioids can have devastating consequences for the people who abuse them, affecting their health, safety and freedom – but it doesn’t stop there. Drug abuse can ruin the lives of people who never touch the substances themselves. Stephanie Forrester is 37, from Fairport. She has two kids: a son and a daughter. She said they grew up around her addiction.

Residents Along Lake Ontario’s Shoreline Fear More Floods

GREAT LAKES TODAY – Water is being let out of Lake Ontario at record rates, but it’s doing little to relieve high water on the south shore, in New York. Last year, flooding caused millions of dollars in damage to residences and businesses, and in some areas drove people from their homes for months. One neighborhood in Hamlin, New York, was hit particularly hard. Now, residents there say they fear another harsh flood season. Bobby Jones stands on a sandy beach looking out over Lake Ontario.

Can New York Solve Harmful Algal Blooms?

GREAT LAKES RADIO – In the Great Lakes region, toxic algae blooms are a big problem. Every summer, they leave a green sheen on parts of the Great Lakes – and on many smaller lakes. New York State has a new campaign to find solutions. But some question the approach.