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For 9 years running, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spent part of his summers touring Canada’s Arctic regions, including this year’s Operation Nanook 14. He goes to wave the flag and bolster territorial claims in the area. He...
A progressive I know steadfastly maintains mainstream media is enslaved by tiresome voices from the right and the left. Just so much Tweedledum and Tweedledee, no real choice at all. There’s lots of room to debate the state of choice in...
The list of dangerous topics best avoided in polite company often includes religion, politics, money and sex. But what would be left to blog about if we honored that wisdom? So today I’ll hit up money. Specifically my new guilty pleasure,...
Slightly over a year after the July 6, 2013 inferno which claimed 47 lives in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, the Canadian Press reported the locomotive from that rail disaster was up for auction. It was to have been included in an sale of...
“Navigable waters” is an awkward mouthful. Not a very sexy topic to the average layperson. But for some landowners and paddlers, them’s fighting words. Why? Because if a waterway is considered navigable, that comes with...

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Aug 31, 2014 — Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.
Aug 29, 2014 — Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.
Aug 29, 2014 — Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.


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Environmental Protection Fund Could Affect Domtar Deal

There's still no final word on a $150 million environmental protection fund. The legislature had stripped the line out of its budget as it pushed to meet the April first deadline. Environmental groups worry that a lack of money could affect a 104,000-acre conservation deal in the northern Adirondacks.  Go to full article

Jackrabbit Ski Trail Ruling Could Open Route to Snowmobiles

A judge in Essex county says a popular ski trail between Lake Placid and Keene is still a town road. The ruling, issued late last week, was a victory for snowmobile enthusiasts who hope to share the Jackrabbit trail. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Brownfield Legislation Will Help Clean Up Polluted Waterfronts

The governor and legislature have approved $30 million dollars to clean-up and redevelop abandoned industrial areas known as brownfields. Several North Country communities will use the money to test potentially contaminated waterfronts.  Go to full article

States to Crack Down on Ship Ballast Tanks?

A Michigan lawmaker is urging other states in the region to enter into a multi-state compact aimed at limiting the influx of invasive species into the Lakes. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article

In Search of Something Lost

Naturalist Ed Kanze chased memories of passenger pigeons in an award-winning essay. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article
Wilds of Lake Champlain

Wisdom in the Valley: a Conversation with Bill McKibben

People often describe the two shores of Lake Champlain as separate worlds, with distinct cultures and economies. Environmental writer Bill McKibben thinks western Vermont...  Go to full article

Power Company Settles Pollution Lawsuit

More than five years ago, several eastern states filed suit against Midwest power companies. They claimed the power companies were violating the Clean Air Act, and their...  Go to full article

New EPA Administrator to Prioritize Lake Cleanup?

Midwest officials say they hope the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will continue to push for better coordination of Great Lakes clean up. The...  Go to full article

New Car Mileage Estimates Overstated

Some federal lawmakers, along with a few environmental and consumers' groups, want the Environmental Protection Agency to change the way it calculates a vehicle's...  Go to full article

EPA Sources Say Mercury Rule Excluded Key Research

A report published this week in the Washington Post suggests that the Environmental Protection Agency may have excluded internal research when developing a...  Go to full article

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