Boonville, NY, Oct 08, 2012 — 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
Burlington, VT, Oct 08, 2012 — 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
Queensbury, NY, Oct 08, 2012 — 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
Rochester, NY, Oct 08, 2012 — 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