Jan 27, 2014 — Tile drains are controversial. Farmers install the slotted pipes under their crops to drain water faster, extend the growing season, and increase crop yield. But environmentalists worry that the drains provide a direct route for harmful nutrients, like phosphorus, into a waterway.
Phosphorus loading in Lake Champlain has led to dangerous blue green algae blooms. And phosphorus levels in the lake remain stubbornly high.
Jan 09, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The people who advocate for New York's system of parks and trails are liking what they heard during Gov. Andrew Cuomo's State of the State address.
The governor said during his speech Wednesday at the state Capitol that he'll make the revitalization of New York's park system a continuing priority to attract new visitors in 2014. Cuomo also unveiled the "I Love NY" tourism smartphone app that provides geographically targeted tourism, recreation, lodging and dining options in every region of the state. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — RAY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) The Adirondack Park Agency has expanded its monthly meeting to three days rather than the usual two this month, to make time for discussion of land-use... Go to full article
Nov 12, 2013 — NYCO Minerals spent more than half a million dollars to win support for a controversial land swap with the state approved by voters statewide last week. That's according to... Go to full article
Nov 05, 2013 — There are six amendments on Tuesday's ballot, ranging from whether New York should allow seven resort style gambling casinos, to whether judges should be allowed to serve on... Go to full article