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Study: New York's Air More Polluted Last Summer Than Ever

A new study by the American Lung Association finds New Yorker's breathed more polluted air last summer than any year on record. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Science Students Head to Local Streams for Hands-on Learning

Martha Foley talks with Marilyn Mayer, a local biologist, who's spearheading a partnership between St. Lawrence University and local science classrooms.  Go to full article

Water Watchers: Canton Students Monitor Grasse River

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Water Act, a milestone in our nation's efforts to protect water resources. To honor the 30-year anniversary of that legislation, communities in every state celebrated Nation Water Monitoring Day last week. It was an opportunity for everyone to learn how to help protect local waterways by becoming citizen monitors. Todd Moe tagged along as Canton High School students scrutinized the physical, chemical and biological aspects of a river in their backyard  Go to full article

Apple Growers Trim Pesticides from the Farm

Nobody likes the idea of pesticides in baby food. But nobody likes the idea of a worm in an apple either. So apple growers have been involved in a three year project to...  Go to full article

Senator Clinton Voices Opposition to Expanding St. Lawrence River

Senator Hillary Clinton made her opposition to expanding the St. Lawrence Seaway channel plain Friday. Martha Foley talk with Save The River's Stephanie Weiss about the...  Go to full article

Clean Water Act Marks 30th Anniversary

On the 30th anniversary of the Federal Clean Water Act, a coalition of environmental groups say the Hudson River still needs more work, before it can be thoroughly cleaned...  Go to full article
Julie Silverman unveils new Wetlands Exhibit at Paul Smiths VIC

Lake Champlain Clean-up: One Person At A Time

A conversation with Julie Silverman from the Echo Center for Lake Champlain, in Burtlington, Vt. The Center is working to find ways that regular people can help clean up the...  Go to full article

Environmentalists Oppose Channel Expansion Study

A coalition of environmental groups and others doesn't want the Army Corps of Engineers to even study the idea of widening and deepening channels for larger ships on the...  Go to full article

Measuring the Health of the Great Lakes Ecosystems

Researchers, government agencies, industry, and environmental groups will gather in Cleveland today to try to assess the environmental health of the Great Lakes. The Great...  Go to full article

Taking the Planet's Pulse

In the wake of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, there's been a lot of talk about how to balance human needs with the health of the...  Go to full article

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