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Champlain Valley NY

Adult sea lamprey (Source:  NYS DEC)
Adult sea lamprey (Source: NYS DEC)

In Lake Champlain sea lamprey battle, the parasite is winning

Fishermen, environmentalists and government scientists met yesterday in Burlington to talk about the future of Lake Champlain. The lake faces huge environmental problems -- from an invasion of zebra mussels to agricultural pollution to a new wave of shoreline development. But all sides agree that Lake Champlain's number one enemy is the dreaded sea lamprey. The eel-like parasite has contributed to the rapid decline of trout and freshwater salmon that once drew fishermen from all over the world. As Brian Mann reports, state officials in New York and Vermont now say they need more help from the federal government.  Go to full article
Emerald ash borer

Keeping out some nasty, wood-eating invaders

State environmental officials are warning people about bringing firewood srom down-state to camps and campgrounds in the North Country. As Jonathan Brown reports, the concern is over some destructive insects hitching rides in firewood and spreading across the northeast and into Canada.  Go to full article

Protecting 260,000 acres inside the Blue Line

State officials completed an agreement to protect almost 260,000 acres of timberland in the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Finch Pruyn's holdings include the Boreas Ponds (Photo courtesy of the Adirondack Explorer magazine)

Frinch Pruyn hopes to sell all assets in the Adirondack-North Country

Finch Pruyn, the biggest private employer and one of the largest landowners in the North Country, has announced it hopes to sell all its assets. Jonathan Brown has details.  Go to full article

Seeing Saturn

Before it was a car brand, Saturn was a planet. And on this Heard Up North, Jeffrey Miller explains how we can see it in all it's ringed glory, tonight. He says good viewing...  Go to full article

Tainted pet food allegedly kills cats

The deaths of several dogs and cats have led to a recall of pet food made at an Ontario plant. The food, which looks like chunks of beef in gravy, is made by Menu Foods but...  Go to full article
Ice crowds under the bridge in Ausable Forks (Photos courtesy of:  Martha Spear)

Ice dams flood two North Country communities

Local officials watched nervously Monday across the North Country as rivers rose with early spring rain and melting snow. Ice dams were the big worry. A bottleneck of ice...  Go to full article

Heard Up North: A new princess

New York State's newest princess hails from Washington County and she has a job to do.  Go to full article
Garnett and Jeanie Barr, Depauville, are warmer this winter.

Seniors struggle to stay warm

Remember a couple months ago when it felt like spring on Christmas Day? If this winter has taught us anything, it's that warm spells aside, the North Country still has...  Go to full article
The cast of <i>Fuddy Meers</i> at SUNY Plattsburgh

Preview: Fuddy Meers in Plattsburgh

Fuddy Meers, the spring theatre production at SUNY Plattsburgh, opens Thursday night (8 pm) in the Hartman Theatre. The play profiles a day in the life of Claire, as...  Go to full article

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