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Canadian Businesess Rally Against Kyoto

A new coalition of Canadian business groups says their government's plan to ratify the Kyoto protocol on climate change will destroy the economy. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly has the story.  Go to full article

Debating the Need for Radiation Pills

Since the September 11th terrorists attacks, political pressure has been building to distribute potassium iodide pills to people who live around nuclear power plants. The pills help reduce the damage from exposure to certain kinds of radioactivity in the event of a release. But not all states with nuclear power plants are distributing the pills. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Terrorist Threat to Nuclear Power Plants

After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, there have been all kinds of speculation about the next target. One of the worst case scenarios conjured up is crashing a jet into a nuclear power plant. Since September 11th, the nuclear power industry and regulators have been trying to determine what other kinds of threats the plants might face. However, progress has been slow. No one seems sure how far to take the security issue. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Study Finds Culprit of East Coast Ozone Pollution

New England often blames distant Midwest power plants for the air pollution that blows its way. But a new study shows some of the major air pollution in New England comes...  Go to full article

Power Plants Pressured to Obey Treaty

Canada's environment minister is threatening action if Ontario doesn't meet the air pollution standards set out in a treaty signed by Canada and the U-S. But as the Great...  Go to full article

Pataki Announces $17 Million for Five Upstate Wind Farms

Governor Pataki has announced state funding that will help develop five wind farms in upstate New York. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Energy Use at an All Time High

This month U.S. electric utilities have been setting records for electricity output. So far, the grid has held up. But the electricity industry says more has to be done to...  Go to full article

Clinton Presses Bush For More LIHEAP Funds

New York's junior senator is calling on President Bush to restore money for low-income and elderly people's utility bills in next year's budget. Senator Hillary Clinton says...  Go to full article

Biodiesel Makes Inroads As Alternative Fuel

While the debate over the economic and ecological viability of ethanol continues, another fuel made from crops is becoming more available in the region. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article

An Energy-Saving Habitat

Habitat for Humanity in St. Lawrence County breaks ground today on a low-cost home in Rensselaer Falls. Thanks to a collaboration with a regional energy efficiency group,...  Go to full article

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