Lake Placid, NY, Dec 06, 2013 — Snowy Owls from the arctic tundra are setting up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches far south of their normal range. Bird-watchers are reporting snowy owl sightings in dozens of locations across northern New York, the Northeast, midwest and even as far south as North Carolina.
The large, snow-white owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers. Todd Moe spoke with Lake Placid birder Larry Master. Go to full article
Dec 06, 2013 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Snow-white owls with luminous yellow eyes are thrilling bird-watchers as the magnificent Arctic birds set up winter residence at airports, fields and beaches in the United States far south of their normal range.
Snowy owls, familiar to children as Harry Potter's pet, made a noticeable appearance in the northern half of the U.S. in 2011.
This year, bird-watchers are reporting on eBird.org snowy owl sightings at dozens of locations across the Midwest, Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states as far south as Cape Hatteras, N.C. Go to full article
Champlain, NY, Dec 06, 2013 — Four years ago, state environmental officials made it illegal to burn trash and other waste anywhere in New York. That meant the end of the burn barrel, then a common sight... Go to full article
Dec 05, 2013 — A proposed wind farm in Cape Vincent, in Jefferson County, has been in limbo since energy company BP said earlier this year that it's planning to sell off its entire wind... Go to full article
Parishville, NY, Dec 04, 2013 — A North Country high school science teacher is preparing for a trek to Antarctica this winter to study climate change. Parishville-Hopkinton wilderness studies and biology... Go to full article
Dec 03, 2013 — SCRIBA, N.Y. (AP) The Nine Mile Point 2 nuclear plant on Lake Ontario has been taken off-line after pumps that circulate water through the reactor shut off while being... Go to full article
Dec 02, 2013 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Vermont will be holding their first public meeting as part of an effort to seek public input on... Go to full article
Dec 02, 2013 — After Thanksgiving...and time to look ahead to the next big holiday. It's been a great year for fruit, including the fruit of our native holly. Winterberry comes into its... Go to full article