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Adirondack Man Lobbies Against Deer Feeding Ban

Feeding deer has long been a winter ritual in the north country, especially in the Adirondacks where deer herds are much smaller. New York's Department of Environmental Conservation banned the practice last winter. The new regulation is meant to slow the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease, a mad-cow like ailment that has infected herds in the West and in Midwestern states. But some landowners are angered by the change. Bruce Landon is a caretaker on a property in Paul Smiths, where deer feeding has been a tradition for seventy years. He spoke with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

Seaway Opening Scrutinized, Again

The St. Lawrence Seaway is scheduled to open another shipping season on March 25th. Observers warn letting giant freighters into the St. Lawrence too early can damage riverside ecology and homes. They also worry about the nightmare scenario of an oil spill trapped under ice. As David Sommerstein reports, the Seaway has made compromises over how it chooses an opening date, but critics still fear economics trumps the environment.  Go to full article

Ice Jams Flood Clinton County Village

Ice jams on the Great Chazy river in Clinton County triggered flooding over the weekend that forced some residents to evacuate. A state of emergency was declared Sunday in the village of Champlain. Flooding was also reported on the Chateaugay River in Quebec. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Court Clears GE to Sue EPA Over Superfund Cleanups

An appeals court has ruled General Electric has the right to challenge federal orders to clean up toxic waste sires, a decision the Environmental Protection Agency warns...  Go to full article

Trash Burning Can Threaten Human Health

For most of us, getting rid of the garbage is as simple as setting it at the curb. But not everyone can get garbage pick-up. So, instead, they burn their trash. The Great...  Go to full article

Keeping Tabs on Eagles with West Nile Virus

A wild bird sanctuary is using high-tech tracking devices to keep track of bald eagles recovering from West Nile virus. There's no medicinal cure for the disease. But...  Go to full article

International Treaty to Combat Invasive Species?

Cargo ships bring goods that we buy, but they also bring invasive critters in their ballast water. These invaders compete with native species and upset the natural balance....  Go to full article

Lecture: Mainstream and Radical Environmentalism

Martha Foley talks with environmentalist and political scientist Frank Kalinowski about practical and workable solutions to what many describe as the environmental crisis. ...  Go to full article

Report Analyzes Economic Benefits of Wetlands

$70 billion - that's how much the world's wetlands are worth in annual goods and services, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund. The Great Lakes Radio...  Go to full article

NY Constitution Could Limit Snowmobile Route Width

State officials say New York's constitution could block development of some new snowmobile connector trails in the Adirondacks. The trails are part of a proposed new system,...  Go to full article

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