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Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

The fire danger is low thanks in part to rains this week that continue to keep waters much higher than has been typical for this time of year, though trails remain mostly dry except in low-lying areas.  Go to full article
The Vermont Gas Systems pipeline will run from Cornwall, VT to Ticonderoga, NY. Map: Addison County Regional Planning Commission

State's role questioned in Vermont Gas cost hike

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The state agency responsible for representing utility ratepayers is being criticized by consumer and environmental groups after admitting it knew of a big cost increase on a natural gas pipeline project four months before it was made public.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/thekevinchang/5193375145/">Kevin Chang</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY hunting, trapping licenses on sale for 2014-15

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The Department of Environmental Conservation says hunting and trapping licenses and deer management permits for the 2014-15 season are now available for purchase.  Go to full article
From the Virginia National Guard and the DEA's "Drug Take-Back Initiative." Photo: Cotton Puryear, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs

With opiate addiction on the rise, here's a safe way to trash meds

Walk over to the cabinet over your bathroom sink and take a look. Chances are you have at least one bottle of medication dusting over. But what should you do with it?...  Go to full article
Phosphorus used in gardens can contribute to algae blooms in lakes, like this one in 2012. Photo: Lake George Waterkeeper

Algae bloom alert issued in St. Albans Bay

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) Health officials have issued a high alert for blue-green algae in St. Albans Bay.  Go to full article
Propane storage facility. Photo: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/pierceplace532/1289206110/">Pierce Place</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

NY regulators to discuss propane storage plan

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) State regulators say they'll hold an "issues conference" on a proposed propane storage facility in a depleted Finger Lakes salt cavern to determine if an...  Go to full article
Trail Map. <a href="http://www.indiancreeknaturecenter.us/sites/default/files/trailmap.jpg">View full size map</a>. Map: Indian Creek Nature Center.

A wetland maze in a birder's heaven

The end of August is a special chance to take full advantage of a birder's paradise just a few minutes from Canton. You name it: mergansers, black terns, bitterns, even...  Go to full article
DEC planner Chris Alberga points to a map of the Essex Chain Lakes.  The Conservation Department says it will revise its proposed plan and release a new draft this fall for public comment.  Photo:  Brian Mann

Snowmobile muddle forces rewrite of Essex Chain Lakes plan

State officials are going back to the drawing board as they develop a plan for public use of the Essex Chain Lakes near Newcomb.

The 11,000-acre complex of lakes,...  Go to full article
Blue Mountain Lake. Archive Photo of the Day: Laurie Dirkx

This weekend in the Adirondacks

John Warren from the Adirondack Almanack looks at outdoor recreation conditions around the Adirondacks each weekend.

And what a weekend it's forecast to be; we...  Go to full article
Researchers deploying a beam trawl from the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel Kiyi on Lake Superior. Photo: USGS

US Geological Survey commissions research vessel

OSWEGO, N.Y. (AP) The U.S. Geological Survey is launching the newest addition to its fleet of large research vessels on Lake Ontario.

A traditional commissioning...  Go to full article

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