Nearly $5 million of the funding will go to North Country parks; nearly $3 million of that going to upgrades at Wellesley Island State Park in the Thousand Islands, pictured above. Photo: Steve Ransom, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Apr 23, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo says $90 million is going to repair and improve several parks and historic sites.
On Tuesday Cuomo announced that he is advancing 69 projects to improve 53 state parks and historic centers as part of a $90 million commitment in the state budget enacted earlier this month. Go to full article
Saranac Lake, NY, Apr 23, 2014 — A new study is raising alarm about the future of some of the Adirondack Park's most iconic birds. The report from the Wildlife Conservation Society's Adirondack Program found sharp decline among six bird species that live in the Park's boreal wetlands.
Michale Glennon is the group's science director and her study was published this month in the journal Northeastern Naturalist. Glennon told Brian Mann that some of these birds may eventually vanish from the North Country, pressured by habitat loss, pollution and climate change. Go to full article
Apr 22, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A coalition of environmental groups and local residents is asking the state Department of Environmental Conservation to set a deadline for a crude oil shipper to provide more details on its Albany port operations.
A letter sent to DEC Monday by Earthjustice, other environmental groups and Albany residents and officials seeks details on Global Companies' current and planned operations by May 3. Go to full article
Apr 21, 2014 — A St. Lawrence University student is hoping everyone does something on Earth Day tomorrow to help the planet. David Smith is junior at SLU and also organizer for NC350, a... Go to full article
Apr 21, 2014 — The sun is out. The air is warm. It's late April. The crocuses are up and the daffodils aren't far behind. So, time to plant some peas, and maybe some lettuce, right? ... Go to full article
Apr 21, 2014 — WESTPORT, N.Y. (AP) A new nonprofit group that has been developing trails in the Champlain region for the past five years is planning an inn-to-inn trekking event to showcase... Go to full article
Apr 21, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The state Department of Environmental Conservation is commemorating the 44th Anniversary of Earth Day with a weeklong series of events around the state.... Go to full article
Apr 21, 2014 — People across the North Country are grappling with big questions about sustainability and the future of the region. Today The Adirondack Center for Working Landscapes, a new... Go to full article
Apr 21, 2014 — A group opposed to hydrofracking says documents it's obtained show that the Cuomo Administration is conducting a thorough and comprehensive health study on the controversial... Go to full article
Apr 21, 2014 — It's one of the cruelest fates dealt the North Country. The snow's gone. The warm sun's finally back. And just when we're dying to bask in spring, the black flies begin to... Go to full article