Apr 18, 2014 — Documents obtained by a group opposed to hydrofracking show that the Cuomo Administration's is conducting a thorough and comprehensive health study on the controversial natural gas drilling process.
The Finger Lakes based organization is wondering, why then, the review has been conducted almost entirely in secret. Go to full article
Apr 18, 2014 — Sometimes spending a college semester abroad means just a few miles down the road. St. Lawrence University junior David Smith, a Potsdam native, is one of nine students living and studying sustainability issues on a 33-acre farm leased from Cornell Cooperative Extension this spring.
The farm, just south of Canton, includes a house, outbuildings, gardens, orchards, a chicken coop and classroom space. Professors visit the farm to teach courses. This spring, students will help prep the gardens that will feed participants in the fall semester program.
Next Tuesday, Earth Day, will be a busy time for Smith, who combines his college studies with environmental activism. Smith is the organizer of NC350, a local chapter of 350.org, an international organization working to address global climate change.
Todd Moe stopped by SLU's Sustainability Semester farm to get one young person's take on helping the planet. Go to full article
Apr 17, 2014 — After several days of high flood waters across the region, most rivers appear to be cresting or beginning to recede, thanks to dry weather and unseasonably cold weather that... Go to full article
Apr 16, 2014 — National environmental groups are putting the spotlight on Gov. Andrew Cuomo, over the issue of the expanding international oil distribution center, located just blocks from... Go to full article
Apr 16, 2014 — Despite last night's cold weather, flood watches and warnings remain in effect for all of the North Country and Vermont. Significant flooding, sparked by rain and snow melt,... Go to full article
Apr 15, 2014 — In Colin McAdam's new novel, a childless couple in Addison County, Vermont buys a baby chimpanzee. At first he's a cute little guy, but what happens when an ape is raised as... Go to full article
Apr 15, 2014 — North Country rivers are running high with snow melt. And officials are warning of more water to come. Two inches of rain, possibly mixing with snow, are forecast into...Go to full article