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Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail
Where drillers want to use hydrofracking in New York: pending well permit applications for high-volume hydraulic fracturing. Image: Innovation Trail

Why both pro- and anti-frackers welcome Gasland sequel

Monday night brought the TV premiere of Gasland II, a sequel to the original anti-hydro fracking movie.
In New York, where Governor Cuomo's decision on fracking is still on hold, both opponents and supporters of fracking say the films have helped frame the debate.  Go to full article
An anti F-35 sign in front of Chamberlin School. Photo: Sarah Harris

South Burlington city council approves fighter jet

Last night the South Burlington City Council changed their mind on the F-35. The council voted three to two in support of basing the fighter jet at the Burlington airport. The long meeting was filled with passionate testimony -- and ended in a dramatic vote.  Go to full article
Crystal Gordon and Jeni Haines, animal welfare activists with the L.A.-based Mercy For Animals, demonstrate outside Watertown's Walmart store Monday morning. Photo: Joanna Richards

Protesters pressure Watertown Walmart on animal welfare

Animal welfare demonstrators caught motorists' and shoppers' attention Monday morning along Watertown's busy Arsenal Street. A giant balloon showed a bruised and wounded pig confined to a tiny metal crate, and two activists held a sign reading, "Walmart tortures pigs" on the grassy median in front of Watertown's Walmart store.  Go to full article
Fort Drum Garrison Commander Colonel Gary Rosenberg said soldiers and their family members, the post's civilian workforce, and and the community surrounding Fort Drum all will feel the effects of mandatory employee furloughs over the next 11 weeks. Photo: Joanna Richards

Fort Drum civilian worker furloughs begin

Civilian employee furloughs start at Fort Drum this week, as part of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration. Non-uniformed workers face one mandatory unpaid day off...  Go to full article
Bee keeper Dick Crawford (R) shows his hives to North Country Rep. Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh)  Photo: Brian Mann

For North Country beekeepers, death and questions

We've been hearing a lot lately about honeybee mortality and big die-offs and fears about things like Monsanto's genetically modified corn.

A report issued last...  Go to full article
Martha Gallagher and her "Orphan Harp" at NCPR.  Photo:  Todd Moe

Adk Harper Martha Gallagher plays, talks about her "Orphan Harp"

Martha Gallagher returns to NCPR to play some tunes and talk with Todd Moe about her new "Orphan Harp," which was made by Dusty Strings in Seattle. The instrument is made of...  Go to full article
A summer reader. Photo: Emily Mills, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Summer Reading List Call-in

In our annual Summer Reading List Call-in staff, guests and listeners share the best beach reads and whatever else is on the summer reading bookshelf. Hosts Ellen Rocco and...  Go to full article
Rep. Bill Owens at the legislative luncheon in Saranac Lake. NCPR file photo: Mark Kurtz

Owens fears immigration bill collapse

Last month, a sweeping new farm bill was approved by the US Senate. But the bill collapsed in the House after conservative Republicans introduced deep cuts to Federal food...  Go to full article
A worker checks finished yogurt cups at the North Country Dairy in North Lawrence. Photo: Courtesy Upstate Niagara Cooperative.

Milk culture: touring the North Country yogurt plant

A couple of years ago, things looked bad for dairy processing in North Lawrence. ...  Go to full article
Johan Jelsma at his garden in Binghamton. Photo by Matt Richmond

Urban farmers hope for zoning help

Urban farms are spreading in cities in the northeast and beyond. In Binghamton, a decreasing population and severe floods have left behind scarred neighborhoods.
...  Go to full article
Winnoski River on Friday at Winooski, VT. Photo: Sarah Harris

Flooding update: where the danger is greatest

The National Weather Service says more heavy rain is in the forecast for much of the North Country today -- and that could mean serious flooding in parts of the region....  Go to full article
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