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Billions for Great Lakes Cleanup?

The federal government could soon promise a lot more money to help clean up the Great Lakes. Lawmakers from several states in the region are proposing a multi-billion dollar cleanup fund. More from the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Michael Leland.  Go to full article

Dioxin High Risk in Agricultural Areas

A new report out this month says the government needs to do more to reduce the presence of the chemical dioxin in the food supply, especially in agricultural areas like the North Country. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
The Shoebox, a classic Adirondack swimming hole

A Swimming Hole Connoisseur Explores The Adirondacks

The North Country is famous for its pristine lakes and stunning rivers. A new guidebook is showcasing some of the best places to swim--from the Adirondacks to the Green Mountains. Brian Mann joined the book's author for a trek along the Boquet River, in search of the perfect swimming hole.

Directions to "The Shoebox": Travel north on State Route 73 from the intersection with US 9 North. Go 1.4 miles to the bridge over the Boquet River. Park carefully on pull-out. Follow trail west along river. (Courtesy of Pancho Doll)  Go to full article

Brewing Greener Beer

It takes a lot of water and a lot of grain to brew a good beer. And once that beer is made, there's a lot of spent material and water left over. This excess is usually just...  Go to full article

Environmentalists Want Lower Factory Emissions

Environmentalists say Governor Pataki needs to head the advice of the task force he set up, and order New York's power plants to reduce ozone related pollutants by 25...  Go to full article

Kids Build Loon Nests

The haunting call of the Common Loon has become a symbol of wild northern lakes. But as homes, marinas, and resorts are built on these lakes, the loons are losing the places...  Go to full article

Loon Census This Saturday

David Sommerstein talks with Nina Schoch, program coordinator for the Adirondack Cooperative Loon Program's 3rd annual loon census. You can participate by calling...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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...  Go to full article

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