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Sierra Club's Carl Pope Criticizes Bush Administration

As the political campaigns get into full swing this presidential election year, the environmental record of George W. Bush is being scrutinized. The big environmental groups are very critical of the Bush administration. In the first of two interviews about the Bush White House approach to environmental protection, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham talks with the Executive Director of the Sierra Club, Carl Pope. Pope and the Sierra Club are critical of the Bush administration's record on environmental protection.  Go to full article

Cleaner Air, Higher Gas Prices?

The federal government's tougher regulations on pollution might have consequences on prices at the gasoline pump. To meet the Clean Air Act, some areas might be required to use cleaner-burning fuels. That could make it tougher to get gasoline supplies where they need to be. And that could mean higher prices. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Marks Earth Day With Adk Land Deal Announcement

Governor George Pataki celebrated Earth Day by announcing the largest state land purchase arrangement ever in New York's Adirondack region. The state and International Paper have reached a deal to preserve over 250,000 acres of land from development, and use some it for public recreation. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
Kevin Pricket circles Valcour Island

A Spring Paddle Around Valcour Island, By Kayak

After our long winter, spring has finally arrived in the North Country. The ice has left most of the lakes. Loons and herons are returning to their nests. This week, Brian...  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Water Fleas

Dr. Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about another invasive species in the Great Lakes; the fishhook waterflea, named for its long, hooked tail. Cercopagis pengoi...  Go to full article

Environmentalists Praise New Land Deal

John Sheehan, with the Adirondack Council, tells Martha Foley why this new International Paper land deal is important.  Go to full article

Adirondacks: International Paper Sells Development Rights on 260,000 Acres

Governor George Pataki will announce a landmark conservation deal today with International Paper that will freeze development on a quarter-million acres of land in the...  Go to full article

Environmental Practices Affect Stock Values

A new report has found that utilities with the best environmental practices have higher values on the stock market. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article

Environmentalists Hold Earth Day Rally in Albany

Environmentalists held a rally on the sunny lawn of Capitol Park in
Albany to draw attention to several issues on the 34th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Karen...  Go to full article

Boquet River Conservation Deal Protects 110 Acres

The Adirondack Nature Conservancy has bought more than a hundred acres of forest and wetland near the mouth of the Boquet River on Lake Champlain. The deal will prevent...  Go to full article

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