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Fighting West Nile Virus With Native Fish

Much of the debate over preventing the West Nile virus has focused on when and how to use pesticides to get rid of the mosquitoes that transmit the disease. But one community is trying another approach: increasing stocks of mosquito-eating fish. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lisa Phillips reports.  Go to full article

Study Challenges Seaway Expansion Benefits

Shippers and politicians in the Midwest say opening the St. Lawrence Seaway to so-called 'container' ships, which carry cargo boxes that fit on trucks and trains, would add billions of dollars to the Great Lakes economy. In the past, expansion critics have opposed digging a deeper and wider channel for bigger freighters largely on environmental grounds. Now they point to a new study that says many of the economic promises may be empty ones. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

State Senate Meets in Special Session

The New York State Senate met in a special session and passed two bills, on the environment, and the budget. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Zebra Mussels Affecting Biodiversity

David Sommerstein talks with Timothy Mihuc, associate professor of environmental science at SUNY Plattsburgh, about the effect of invasive zebra mussels on zooplankton in...  Go to full article
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New APA Chairman Ross Whaley Confirmed By Senate

The Governor's choice to lead the Adirondack Park Agency was confirmed Tuesday by the state Senate. Ross Whaley, who lives in Tupper Lake, will take over chairmanship of the...  Go to full article

Energy Developer Plans Wind Turbines In Vermont

A wind energy developer is going ahead with plans to put three giant wind turbines on top of East Mountain in East Haven, Vermont. Jody Tosti has more on the push for...  Go to full article

Hunt of ?Problem? Black Bears Concerns Environmentalists

State forest rangers and environmental conservation police are hunting two black bears near a popular campground in the Adirondacks. The decision to kill the bears follows...  Go to full article

Adirondack Council Meets With Pres. Bush On "Clear Skies"

A pro-environment group based in the Adirondacks will make an appearance later today at the White House. The clean air conference organized by President George Bush is...  Go to full article

Commentary: Haitian Solar Power

Sometimes it seems like we've been taking giant steps backwards in our efforts to care for the earth. But as commentator Elle Garrell Berger reports, there is some good news...  Go to full article

Environmentalists Attempt to Oust Bush Official

Some environmental groups have launched a petition drive to oust a top interior department official. However, their prospects of success are questionable. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article

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