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Alexandria Bay Hosts River Environment Conference

St. Lawrence River advocates gather in Alexandria Bay for "Winter Environmental Weekend 2002." The conference will address the health of the natural community and environment of the St. Lawrence River. Martha Foley talks with Save the River president John Farrell, a research associate at Syracuse University.  Go to full article

Bacteria Could Power Environmental Monitoring Equipment

Bacteria that can eat pollution and generate electricity at the same time. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Recycling Computers

As older computers become obsolete, we're faced with a dilemma: what to do with the out-of-date equipment? The problem will only grow as personal computers become a stock item in more and more households. But so far, the manufacturers, the recycling industry, and the government don't have a plan in place to deal with the old equipment. That's a problem because some of that equipment contains lead, mercury, and other toxic materials that can cause damage to the environment and people's health. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

The Environmental Impact of Unseasonable Warmth

Near-record warmth in much of the Great Lakes region is having an effect on insects and wildlife. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Ali Kawa reports.  Go to full article

Sierra Club Says Environmental Protection Fund is Good and Bad

Environmentalists are pushing hard now that Governor Pataki appears to have given a green light to spending the Environmental Protection Fund. Most of the 125 million dollar...  Go to full article

Farm Practices Slow to Change

For years, environmentalists, government workers, and others have been puzzled about why more farmers don't make use of environmentally friendly land management practices....  Go to full article

Global Population Doubles in Four Decades

A recent United Nations report indicates the earth's population has doubled since 1960. The report says the result of that growth is that humans are altering the planet on...  Go to full article

Pataki May Raid Environmental Fund

Environmentalists and Assembly Democrats are accusing Governor Pataki of trying to raid a fund designated for environmental projects. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
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Conservatives Angered by Pataki Support of Hudson Dredging

The decision to dredge toxic PCBs from the Hudson River could help to shape the upcoming governor's race. Republican Governor George Pataki supported the clean-up, a move...  Go to full article

Visitors: Carolyn Raffenberger, "Precautionary" Environmentalist

David Sommerstein talks to Carolyn Raffenberger about the "precautionary principle". It says we should look into environmental and health effects before we leap into advances...  Go to full article

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