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Hudson Dredging History Stays Local

Federal officials have agreed that any historic artifacts dredged from a stretch of the upper Hudson River will stay in the town of Fort Edward. The agreement comes as the EPA prepares to dredge tons of PCBs from the river. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
Commissioner Erin Crotty. Photo: DEC

State Moves To Buy More Land In Adirondacks

Over the weekend, top state officials committed themselves to buying more land in the Adirondacks, to protect the environment and to expand recreation opportunities. Strong support for the policy came at a gathering of the Adirondack Council, where Environmental Conservation commissioner Erin Crotty received an award. Brian Mann has our story.

Fast Facts: In his 2002 State of the State Address, Governor Pataki committed the state to preserving "1 million additional acres of land over the next 10 years" according to the DEC. Since 1995, the state has invested more than $400 million to preserve more than 400,000 acres of land across New York, much of it in the North Country.  Go to full article

Small Forests Can Breed Disease

Small chunks of forest, often split up by farm fields or new housing developments, are everywhere in the North Country. But you may want to wear long pants when you walk through them. According to new research, small patches of woodlands breed more ticks with Lyme disease. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

All Terrain Vehicles: More Popular and Problematic Than Ever

The popularity of 4-wheeled all-terrain vehicles is booming in New York state. A new study published this week by the Wildlife Conservation Society found that ATV...  Go to full article

Reducing Ground Level Ozone Pollution

Summer can be a perfect time for barbeques, weekend trips, and yard work. But those very things contribute to a summertime health hazard. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's...  Go to full article

New Website for Food-Borne Illnesses

People who suspect they're sick because of something they ate can go to a new Web site to find out if others are having similar symptoms. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's...  Go to full article

Tribe Wants Clean Air Zone

The first Native American tribe in the Midwest to seek a special air pollution protection for its reservation has run into some roadblocks. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's...  Go to full article

Black Bear Woes in Blue Mountain Lake

At least one very aggressive black bear has been plaguing the residents of Blue Mountain Lake. The Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed reports that the...  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Old Growth Forest

While there is more forest in the Northeast now than there was a century ago, the amount of original forest cover left is tiny. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley talk about...  Go to full article

Major Water Polluters Rarely Fined

An Environmental Protection Agency internal document indicates that about one-quarter of the largest industrial plants and wastewater treatment facilities are in serious...  Go to full article

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