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Coast Guard Preparing Ballast Standard

The U.S. Coast Guard is working to develop a new standard for cargo ships to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species. Officials are holding five public meetings to discuss the environmental impact of such a standard. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush reports.  Go to full article

Pollution Breaks For Factory Farms?

Environmental groups allege the Bush administration might want to give large, so-called "factory farms" a break under the Clean Air Act and Superfund laws. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach reports.  Go to full article

Cargo Ships Oppose Proposed Ballast Rules

A proposed bill requiring ocean-going foreign vessels to dump their ballast water before they enter the Great Lakes is receiving strong criticism from shipping groups. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tracy Samilton reports.  Go to full article

Environmentalists Praise 2003 Legislature

One of the state's leading environmental groups says 2003 may have been a bad year in state government for budgets, but it was a good year for the environment. Karen DeWitt...  Go to full article

Wilmington Wild Forest Plan Released

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft plan for managing 14,000 acres of Adirondack forest in Essex and Clinton Counties. The...  Go to full article
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Sustainability Guru Kicks Off Series in Watertown

Jefferson Community College in Watertown kicks off a year-long look at sustainable economic development tonight with a nationally-known speaker on the subject. ...  Go to full article

New Trust Fund For Nation's Sewer Systems?

A group that represents sewer and water agencies is calling for the creation of a federal trust fund to help rebuild antiquated pipelines. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's...  Go to full article

Wilmington Officials Angry Over Lake Placid Sewage Plant

The town council in Wilmington voted earlier this month to consider suing the state and the village of Lake Placid. Town officials are pushing for Lake Placid?s new...  Go to full article

Blackout Leads to Sewage Overflows

Tens of millions of gallons of untreated or partially treated sewage were dumped into the Great Lakes basin during last month's massive power outage, but environmentalists...  Go to full article

Weeding Out Invasive Purple Loosestrife

We've all heard about exotic species invading the Great Lakes states. Zebra mussels, gypsy moths, and Asian carp all pose serious threats to the ecosystems they invade, but...  Go to full article

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