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Climate Change Affecting Backyard Wildlife

A recent study in the scientific journal Nature suggests that effects of global warming can be seen in people's backyards. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner reports.  Go to full article

States' Air Quality Rules Tough Enough?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved rules to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions in the Midwest. Environmentalists say in some states the rules aren't strong enough. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Natalie Walston reports.  Go to full article

State Land Deal Unveiled: 4,000 Acres Protected Near Long Lake

Governor George Pataki has quietly agreed to spend more than two million dollars buying recreation and conservation easements on a chunk of land near Long Lake. The deal will protect most of the Cedarlands Boy Scout Camp from development. As Brian Mann reports, the four thousand acre project was finalized more than two weeks ago, without any public announcement.  Go to full article

A Look Back at the Top Regional Stories of 2002

Martha Foley, Brian Mann and David Sommerstein look back at the top stories and issues of 2002. It's a year-end wrap-up of the news of the region.  Go to full article

Recapturing Music's Roots

These days a lot of modern music depends heavily on technology. Guitars are electric and beats electronic. But since ancient times human beings have found a way to make...  Go to full article

Canada Protects Endangered Species

Canada has a new law to protect endangered species. It is designed to protect more than 400 species and their critical habitat. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium?s Dan...  Go to full article

Hidden Costs of Sprawl

Even if you don't live in an upscale suburb in a sprawling metropolitan area, you're likely paying to support that suburb. Economists and urban planners find there are hidden...  Go to full article

Law Governing New Power Plants Set to Expire

The New York state legislature will let expire at the end of this year the law that governs the citing of new power plants. There is a dispute between environmentalists and...  Go to full article

NAFTA & Environment: Mixed Results

In 1994, the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA, established an agency to monitor the environmental effects of trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In a new...  Go to full article

Lead Poisoning Still Plagues Cities

It's been nearly a quarter of a century since the United States government banned the use of lead-based paint in homes. Yet, more than 800,000 young children still suffer...  Go to full article

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