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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...

Environment
Apr 19, 2014 — A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.
Apr 19, 2014 — Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.
Apr 18, 2014 — It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.


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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 have reached a deal to preserve over 250,000 acres of land from development, and use some it for public recreation. Karen DeWitt reports.  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 Mann ventured out in his kayak, visiting Valcour Island on Lake Champlain. He sends this audio postcard.  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 was first identified by Canadian scientists in early August of 1998. The waterflea breeds rapidly and competes with larval fish for their primary food source, zooplankton.  Go to full article

Adirondacks: International Paper Sells Development Rights on 260,000 Acres

Governor George Pataki will announce a landmark conservation deal today with International Paper that will freeze development on a quarter-million acres of land in the...  Go to full article

Environmentalists Praise New Land Deal

John Sheehan, with the Adirondack Council, tells Martha Foley why this new International Paper land deal is important.  Go to full article

Boquet River Conservation Deal Protects 110 Acres

The Adirondack Nature Conservancy has bought more than a hundred acres of forest and wetland near the mouth of the Boquet River on Lake Champlain. The deal will prevent...  Go to full article

Environmentalists Hold Earth Day Rally in Albany

Environmentalists held a rally on the sunny lawn of Capitol Park in
Albany to draw attention to several issues on the 34th anniversary of the first Earth Day. Karen...  Go to full article

Environmental Practices Affect Stock Values

A new report has found that utilities with the best environmental practices have higher values on the stock market. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article

UPDATE: Wanakena Water Line Approved, Despite APA Questions

FRIDAY APRIL 16 3pm. The Adirondack Park Agency commission unanimously approved construction of a new waterline for the small community of Wanakena, in southern St. Lawrence...  Go to full article

Suit Would Close 4-wheeler roads in Adirondack Park

A pro-environment group is suing New York state over dozens of roads in the western Adirondacks that have been opened to 4-wheeled all terrain vehicles. The Residents...  Go to full article

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