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Rangers Say DEC Policies Jeopardize Public Safety

Forest rangers in the North Country say new Department of Environmental Conservation policies are making it harder for them to respond to emergencies. Rangers now need permission from a supervisor before they can go out on emergency calls. As Chris Knight reports, critics say that could mean dangerous delays.  Go to full article

New Nuke Plants North of the Border?

As many as eight new nuclear reactors might be built over the next twenty years if recommendations are acted on north of the border. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, dwindling energy supplies have put Ontario's new government in a corner, and political leaders say there may be little choice but to build more nuclear plants.  Go to full article

Snowmobile Article Infuriates Riders

Snowmobile advocates are furious about a commentary published this month in the Adirondack Explorer newspaper. The article was written by a former top official with New York's Department of Environmental Conservation -- who now describes the popular sport as unconstitutional in the Park. The article also makes joking references to a plan to eliminate and even kill snowmobile riders. Chris Knight has our story.  Go to full article

Enviros Have High Hopes for New Canadian Prime Minister

Environmentalists are giving Canada's new prime minister strong marks for his plans for the environment. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article
Salmon River Floods Malone Neigbhorhood

Malone: Salmon River Floods Neighborhood

An ice jam on the Salmon River triggered a flood through the weekend, forcing residents in Malone to evacuate at least eight homes. As frigid water filled living rooms and...  Go to full article

Redwood Residents Advised to Stop Drinking Well Water

Residents of a North Country community have been advised by state officials to stop drinking their well water because of lead and petroleum contamination. About 200 homes...  Go to full article
4-wheeler damage in Adirondacks

APA Closes 3 Roads to 4-wheelers, Broad Ban Likely

On Thursday, the Adirondack Park Agency banned all-terrain vehicles from three roads that cross the forest preserve in Lewis County. Under pressure from recent court...  Go to full article
Oregano: rich in natural pesticide

Natural Selections: Health Risks

Assessing the health risk of small quantities of man-made toxins is complicated by the presence of natural toxins. Even though Dr. Curt Stager says oregano contains up to...  Go to full article
 	Winter cyclists in Ottawa brave the weather on their daily commutes. (Photo © Richard Guy Briggs)

Bike Commuters Coast Through Winter Weather

By the first snowfall, most of us have long ago put our bicycles away. But in every city, there are a few die-hard souls who keep pedaling all winter long. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article

Earlier Spring Thaws to Accelerate Global Warming?

Satellite imaging shows that spring thaws in the northern latitudes are happening almost a day earlier each year. Environmental scientists worry that faster melts could...  Go to full article

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