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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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Sep 2, 2014 — To reduce the number of giant bluefin tuna killed by fishing fleets, the U.S. is putting out new rules about commercial fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and parts of the western Atlantic.
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.


Consumer Consequences from APM: What would the world look like if everyone lived like you?

Preview: 3rd Annual Burt Symposium at SLU

A day long symposium at St. Lawrence University Thursday will take another look at the North Country's economic, environmental and educational vitality, and ways to encourage local strengths. It's the 3rd Annual Ellen C. Burt Symposium. The theme this year centers on collaboration among community and educational institutions. The event will be held in the Eben Holden Conference center on campus. Martha Foley talks with Shannon Brown, coordinator of this year's conference.  Go to full article

Living Out Aldo Leopold's Legacy

If you feel you just cannot live without wild things, you have something in common with a conservationist who's still
influencing conservation practices almost sixty years after his death. Scholars say the theories of Aldo Leopold continue to help shape wildlife management and land preservation. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach reports.  Go to full article

Chronic Wasting Disease Hits Oneida County

Yesterday state officials confirmed the first case of chronic wasting disease in New York. It was found in a domesticated white-tailed deer in Oneida County. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

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...  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...  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...  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

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