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It’s become pretty clear that shipping oil by rail raises serious issues. That might make the case for pipelines seem more attractive, but nothing’s ever simple, is it? We’re still left with questions about pipeline safety. Plus...
With sympathy for the majority of folks who are seriously tired of winter, it has been a fabulous season for skiing. I’m strictly cross country so I can’t speak to downhill conditions. But I imagine those have been good...
Love it or hate it, it’s back. Earth Hour will be marked by many around the globe tonight from 8:30 – 9:30 pm, local time. This hour of action represents a magnificent rallying point, silly symbolism, or something in between,...
The supply and price of natural gas is buffeted by local factors and global markets. Between those two pressure points, natural gas prices are suddenly on the rise. Two weeks ago an In Box post mentioned that a major supplier of natural gas in...
  New rules came out last month from the U.S. Department of the Interior designed to help stomp out the illegal trade which led to the slaughter of an estimated 35,000 elephants in 2012 alone. Rhino are killed for their horns too and...

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Apr 16, 2014 — Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
Apr 16, 2014 — A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.
Apr 16, 2014 — A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.


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Study: Acid Rain Depletes Forest Soil

Acid rain isn't a new threat to the environment. But its effect on trees and soils has been a point of debate. Now, a new study supports the theory that acid rain can deplete nutrients in forest soil. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Corbin Sullivan has more.  Go to full article

Muddy Waters Around Wetlands Ruling

Around the country, there are small, isolated swampy areas that are home to a lot of plants and animals. You can often hear frogs singing, or see ducks dabbling for food in these murky waters. Some experts say the government has weakened regulations that once protected these smaller wetlands. Now, they say, many of these wetlands are being drained, filled in and lost. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush has more.  Go to full article

Governors Call For Uniform Water Standards

Some Great Lakes governors have agreed they should adopt a consistent set of rules for determining whether their water is clean and safe. We have more from the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Rick Pluta.  Go to full article
Lake Ontario fisherman John Rorabeck on Point Traverse

Saving the American Eel

For centuries, the American eel dominated the waters of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. Only 50 years ago, the snake-like fish accounted for half of the biomass of...  Go to full article

Lynn Scarlett Defends Bush Environmental Policies

As the campaigns for President advance, President George W. Bush's environmental policies are being examined. The Bush administration has been criticized by many of the large...  Go to full article

Sierra Club's Carl Pope Criticizes Bush Administration

As the political campaigns get into full swing this presidential election year, the environmental record of George W. Bush is being scrutinized. The big environmental groups...  Go to full article

Cleaner Air, Higher Gas Prices?

The federal government's tougher regulations on pollution might have consequences on prices at the gasoline pump. To meet the Clean Air Act, some areas might be required to...  Go to full article

Pataki Marks Earth Day With Adk Land Deal Announcement

Governor George Pataki celebrated Earth Day by announcing the largest state land purchase arrangement ever in New York's Adirondack region. The state and International Paper...  Go to full article
Kevin Pricket circles Valcour Island

A Spring Paddle Around Valcour Island, By Kayak

After our long winter, spring has finally arrived in the North Country. The ice has left most of the lakes. Loons and herons are returning to their nests. This week, Brian...  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Water Fleas

Dr. Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about another invasive species in the Great Lakes; the fishhook waterflea, named for its long, hooked tail. Cercopagis pengoi...  Go to full article

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