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Have fracking foes been using faulty science?

Zack Seward
Both opponents and advocates of hydrofracking lined up to make their thoughts known. Overall, anti-drilling voices outnumbered those in favor of natural gas extraction.

Good morning and a happy Monday to you. Here's some Trail Mix to kick off your week.

Seeking diversity among entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley.

Questionable science from fracking foes?

And the Thruway Authority may be heading down a tough road.


The Silicon Valley is trying to increase diversity among its startup founders, Amy Standen reports for NPR in the first of a three-part series.

Here's an interview by the Democrat and Chronicle's Jinelle Shengulette with one Rochester entrepreneur about how he's making it big with his startup. 


The Associated Press reports some fracking foes are using faulty science.

The natural gas industry is having an impact on affordable housing (David Falcheck, Times-Tribune).

A restructuring of GE Energy has a resulted in a headquarters coming to Schenectady (Eric Anderson, Times-Union).


The pivotal auction for Kodak's pattens is nearing (Rachel Barnhart, The Rochesterian).

Stock prices for Corning Glass, a mainstay company of the Southern Tier, are not where they should be, writes Larry Wilson for the Star-Gazette.

St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse has been named one of the "most-wired" in the country (Stephanie Bouvia, The Eagle).


The Post-Standard's Rick Moriarty reports Syracuse is still trying to find a "remedy" for the Destiny USA shopping mall debacle.

Officials in Utica will break ground today on a major new housing project (Observer-Dispatch).

Odds and ends

A Cornell University-hosted nanotech conference held last week eyed some big ideas (D.W. Nutt, The Ithaca Journal).

It's a tough road ahead for New York's Thruway Authority (Jon Campbell, Gannett).