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Bob Keller of Boonville volunteers dozens of hours of flight time to environmental organizations via LightHawk.  Photo: David Sommerstein (Aerial support for photos provided by LightHawk)
Bob Keller of Boonville volunteers dozens of hours of flight time to environmental organizations via LightHawk. Photo: David Sommerstein (Aerial support for photos provided by LightHawk)

Giving environmental issues a bird's eye view

Environmental issues can be tough to convey to the public, and to policymakers, because they're landscape scale, not human scale.

Flying high above, say, a forest, a factory, or a wetlands complex can give better perspective. But few environmental groups can afford to pay for private flights. For 30 years, the not-for-profit organization Lighthawk has been bringing together volunteer pilots and environmental causes.  Go to full article
Spiny water flea. Photo: J. Liebig, NOAA

Few options for control of spiny water flea

Discovery of the spiny water flea in Lake George has heightened worries that the invasive species will eventually move into Lake Champlain.

And it's brought new attention to the danger of the Champlain Canal, an open waterway between Lake Champlain and the Hudson River.

This past summer, spiny water fleas were found in the canal, and in several areas of Lake George as well. That triggered a quick response from a task force of New York and Vermont experts.  Go to full article

NY-21: Video, 9/25 Queensbury Congressional candidate debate

All three candidates for the NY-21 congressional seat, incumbent Democrat Bill Owens, Republican challenger Matt Doheny, and Green Party challenger Don Hassig, met for a debate in Queensbury NY on September 25. Watch the video of that debate, as presented in video by Mountain Lake PBS on the October 4 edition of their program Mountain Lake Journal.

NCPR thanks Mountain Lake PBS for permission to use their work in our Election 2012 coverage.  Go to full article

Labor Department deploys unemployment response teams

A report from the New York State Labor Department shows the unemplyment rate in Upstate New York has gone up almost one percent in the past year, to 8.5 per cent as of...  Go to full article
These leaves are lovely on the tree, and a valuable resource for gardeners once they're on the ground. Photo: Brian Mann

Many reasons to cherish the fallen leaves

This year's brilliant fall color display is fast giving way to the second annual leaf event: Raking season.

Few people will say raking is their favorite outdoor...  Go to full article