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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 and businesses in the Jefferson County hamlet of Redwood will now receive potable drinking water from the state at no charge.  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 decisions and from pro-environment groups, state officials say they'll review the legal status of dozens of roads roads now open to 4-wheelers in the western Adirondacks. Brian Mann reports.  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 100,000 times the level of naturally-occuring pesticides than would be allowed if it was a manmade substance, Martha Foley says she will continue to wash her fruits and vegetables.  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

Toronto Kickstarts Recycling Initiative

Ontario appears to be ready to take more steps to protect the environment on the north side of the Great Lakes. The new liberal government wants to rid the province of its...  Go to full article

DEC Adirondack Snowmobile Plan: More Details

Last week, New York's Department of Environmental Conservation released its draft comprehensive snowmobile plan for the Adirondack Park. If approved, the plan would reshape...  Go to full article

Mayors Push For Larger Role In Great Lakes Future

Mayors from around the eight Great Lakes states met in Chicago this month and delivered a unified message: They want a voice in the future of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article
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Inlet: A Snowmobile Town that Offers Trails & Safety

With the Christmas holidays, the snowmobile season is underway in the North Country. It's a popular sport for many locals -- and it's also big business. Brian Mann spoke...  Go to full article

FDA to Revise Fish Consumption Advisories

The Food and Drug Administration is going back to square one in its attempt to come up with guidelines for fish consumption. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham...  Go to full article

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