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Enviromentalists Push to Expand Bottle Deposit Law

Environmental groups say a top priority for them in the new year will be to get an expanded bottle law passed. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Christmas Tree Sellers Hoping for Better Season

Christmas tree sellers are in the height of their season right now. Truckloads of spruces, pines and firs are being delivered to stores and Christmas tree lots all across the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Second Winter Storm Smacks North Country

Another winter storm smacked the North Country Wednesday. As of 6:30 this morning, the storm had dropped more than ten inches of snow at the airport in Burlington, with fresh six inches in Saranac Lake and Ticonderoga. Snow combined with freezing rain and ice to snarl traffic across the region, closing a half-dozen highways -- including stretches of I-87. As Brian Mann reports, the heavy precipitation has also triggered flood watches on lakes and rivers.  Go to full article
Transferred land (left of photo) as seen from Thomas Mtn.

Lake George: State Protects 1300 Acres

New York state will pay roughly 900 thousand dollars to preserve a big chunk of open space in the Lake George basin. The deal announced Tuesday will protect thirteen hundred...  Go to full article
APA Chairman Ross Whaley

Critics Say Park Agency Missing Important Issues

The Adirondack Park Agency held its monthly meeting last week in Lake Placid. The two-day session drew little attention, in part because very little happened. The agenda...  Go to full article

Report: Aging Sewer Systems Plague Ontario

A new report finds outdated sewage systems are polluting waters throughout Ontario. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article

Critics: International Paper Concealed Test Results

International Paper's move to use old tires for fuel at the company's mill in Ticonderoga may have hit another snag. A pro-environment group has released results from a...  Go to full article
Photo from the Yorktown Technologies website

Glo-Fish: Fun Pet or Dangerous Trend?

The public release of a little aquarium fish that glows in the dark is stirring the waters of the genetic engineering debate. The fish is billed as the world's first...  Go to full article

"Biosafety Engineers" for GMO Industry?

Genetic engineering, especially when it comes to food, is a battleground. On one side: people who fear a world of contaminated food, harming humans and the environment. The...  Go to full article

NY Enviros Call for More Green Funds

Last week a coalition of environmental groups called on Governor Pataki and the state legislature to double New York's fund for environmental preservation. They point to a...  Go to full article

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