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“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...
This summer, Paul Smith’s College and the East Shore Schroon Lake Association are working on a program aiming to control the spread of aquatic invasive species. Researchers are trying to see how effective it is to flush a boat’s...
Every so often some new sinkhole makes the news. This week the local hole worth knowing about opened up in West Quebec and closed Highway 148 between Luskville and Quyon. That got me poking around the Internet on the subject of sinkholes in...
Several converging experiences over the last week got me to thinking about the role predators play in the food chain and even, it turns out, on the shape of our landscape. It began with my hen house, led to the ridge at the top of my hay field, and...
This is the time of year when all manner of critters are out and about with their offspring. And most of us just go “Aww!” when the oh-so-cute babies go by. But it bears remembering that parents can be very protective. Wild or...

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Jul 23, 2014 — Operators of the Turkey Point nuclear plant near Miami have received federal permission to run their cooling system above the old 100 degree limit. The decision is meant to combat algae growth and rising temperature in cooling canals, but environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park are concerned.
Jul 23, 2014 — Dog owners don't doubt that their pooch has feelings. But scientists aren't so sure. An experiment found that dogs act upset, dare we say jealous, when their owners ignore them for a stuffed animal.
Jul 22, 2014 — South Portland, Maine, has blocked crude oil from being loaded onto ships at its port. Environmentalists are cheering, but the Portland Montreal Pipeline Corp. says the ban won't hold up in court.


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Environmental Groups Call for NY Funding Restoration

With Governor Pataki now at work on his budget for next year, a coalition of nearly 100 environmental groups is calling on him to restore funding for program that protect New York's environment.  Go to full article

A Lighter, Brighter Christmas?

The message from advertisers this holiday season seems to be: buy more because you and your family deserve it. Retailers are hopeful we'll all spend just a little bit more to make the holidays shiny and bright. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham went to the shopping mall with a guy who thinks we ought to scale back our spending during the holidays.  Go to full article

Tribal Governments Demand Role in Annex 2001

Tribal and First Nation governments from the Great Lakes region say they're being left out of negotiations to craft a sweeping new framework for regulating Great Lakes water. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports.  Go to full article

Big Plans for Big Tupper

Plans to re-open and turn the Big Tupper ski area into a four season resort community got their first public airing last night in Tupper Lake. The project involves...  Go to full article

Breaking Down Groundwater Pollution

Scientists in the Great Lakes region are seeing good results from a new method that fights groundwater pollution. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner has more.  Go to full article

Drivers Filling Up With Cleaner Fuel

A quiet revolution of cleaner air began this year for cars and trucks. Motorists might not know it, but they've been burning low-sulfur fuel as part of a requirement under...  Go to full article

Convening Great Lakes Cleanup Summit

State and federal officials will meet this week to take the next step on organizing clean up projects in the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck...  Go to full article
Concerned forest residents gather at Michael and Lis<br />Barsuglia-Madsen's house.

Military Training in State Forest Upsets Residents

The public will get a chance to weigh in this week on a controversial proposal to train Fort Drum soldiers in a Lewis County state forest. The Department of Environmental...  Go to full article

Roadblocks for Water Diversion Agreement?

Ontario provincial leaders say they're not willing to sign a draft agreement aimed at protecting the Great Lakes from diversion in its current form. As the Great Lakes Radio...  Go to full article

Out of Gas

Martha Foley talks with Dr. David Goodstein. Goodstein is vice provost and professor of physics and technology at Caltech. He predicts we'll run out of oil very soon --...  Go to full article

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