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NY/Great Lakes Climate Change Conference




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Mary Mears 637-3669
Mary H. Cervantes 637-3673

PRESS ADVISORY

CONFERENCE FOCUSES ON CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS IN NEW
YORK'S GREAT LAKES REGION

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, June 18, 1998

(#98069) Buffalo, N.Y. -- National and regional specialists on global
warming will convene June 23 for a one-day conference, hosted by the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in Buffalo, New York.  The
experts will explore the environmental and economic impact of global
warming on western upstate New York and the Great Lakes region.  The
latest scientific information on climate change will be presented along
with an update on the next round of international negotiations set for
November in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

What: All-day conference on global warming and how it may impact
western New York and the Great Lake region.

Who: The United States Environmental Protection Agency; the U.S.
Department of Energy; the City of Buffalo; Erie County; the
Haudenosaunee Environmental Task Force; the Institute for Business and
Home Safety; the New York State Energy Research and Development
Authority; Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation; the State University of
New York, Buffalo; and the International Council for Local Environmental
Initiatives.  

Where: Hyatt Regency Buffalo, Two Fountain Plaza, Buffalo, N.Y.
(Corner of Pearl Street and W. Huron).   



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