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All Before Five: 12/28/07

Executives with a new regional air carrier - with a familiar name - will visit the North Country next week as a possible precursor to Albany-bound passenger flights... State officials create a new team to tackle invasive species across New York... And Lake Placid looks at producing hydrogen fuel for the Olympic complex.  Go to full article

Suspected kidnappers of soldiers detained

The U.S. military says it has captured two men in Iraq suspected of kidnapping three Fort Drum soldiers south of Baghdad last May. Two of those soldiers remain missing in action. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Hydrogen from hydro power planned for Olympic village

Across the North Country, there are dozens of old dams and millponds sitting unused. A century ago, they provided vital hydro-power for the region's industries. Now the mayor of Lake Placid hopes to see a dam on one Adirondack river brought back to life. The goal is to put the Olympic village on the cutting edge of the new post-oil economy, testing a new system for producing environmentally friendly hydrogen. Independent producer Jacob Resneck has our story.  Go to full article

State creates special unit to handle invasives

Invasive species like the zebra mussel and the wood wasp have a new enemy. State environmental officials created a new unit to coordinate statewide efforts against exotic...  Go to full article

State to fund recycling programs

Governor Spitzer's office is doling out $26-million for recycling programs across New York. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Sunset Cottage - the edible version<br />(detail below)

Heard Up North: Adirondack gingerbread cottage

Lately, we've been talking a lot about snow, cold-weather sports and other seasonal past times. But one winter activity has gone almost completely unmentioned: Gingerbread...  Go to full article

New magazine connects kids and nature

The state Department of Conservation is launching a new nature magazine for kids, filled with photos, articles and tips on activities designed to encourage children to...  Go to full article