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The Environmental Legacies of Hamilton, Jefferson, and Madison

Arguments over how we use and protect the environment - whether about local burn barrels or Midwest power plants - are part of our everyday conversations. They are rarely settled. Even after policy is made to set the balance between use and protection, the disputes linger. We don't all weigh private rights and community rights in the same way. Dr. Frank Kalinowski believes there's good reason for this lack of consensus. Kalinowski teaches environment and politics at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. He traces his conflicting visions directly back to the Founding Fathers' visions of use and protection of the land. He told Martha Foley he's hoping his look back will help reconcile differences now.  Go to full article
Grass carp, one of four Asian species now in American waters.

Canadian Ban Proposed on Asian Carp Imports

Another major piece is about to fall into place in the battle to contain the Asian Carp from spreading into the Great Lakes. Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources is set to slap a ban on importing the invasive carp. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Pristine Lakes

The Adirondacks can give the appearance of untouched wilderness, but almost everywhere, at some time in the past two centuries, humans have left their mark. Dr. Curt Stager tells Martha Foley about his quest for a "perfect" Adirondack Lake--unsettled, unstocked, and never affected by forest fire, logging, mining or pollution.  Go to full article

Army Corps Takes More Heat

Environmental and budget watchdogs have launched an all-out offensive against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a new report. They say the Corps wastes taxpayer money on...  Go to full article

Socially Conscious Investing Catching On

The amount of money invested in so-called socially responsible mutual funds continues to grow. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Poorman reports, they're still a...  Go to full article

Sugar Season is On, but Acid Rain Takes Toll on Trees

Around the North Country, sugar houses are in high gear, boiling maple sap into syrup. The spring harvest is big business in this part of the world, but it's also a part of...  Go to full article

Report: E-waste Piling Up

As electronic devices are becoming faster, smaller and cheaper, many consumers are opting to scrap their old, outdated computers and televisions for the latest technologies....  Go to full article

Mohawks May Sue to Stop Icebreaking

The Akwesasne Mohawks are joining the chorus opposing a March 25th date to open the St. Lawrence Seaway. Mohawk territory straddles the St. Lawrence River and the...  Go to full article

Canadian "Species at Risk" Law Criticized

A Canadian environmental group is protesting Canada's decision to seek public comments before giving protection to endangered species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's...  Go to full article
Grace Hudowalski. Tony Solomon photo

Adirondack Climbing Legend Hudowalski Dead At 98

Adirdondack legend Grace Hudowalski passed away Saturday morning at the age of 98. Hudowalski was a pioneering member of the Adirondack 46ers Club. She was the first woman...  Go to full article

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