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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...

Environment
Jul 20, 2014 — The state is experiencing the worst drought in decades, but water consumption in the southern coastal region is actually higher than in previous years. New rules and incentives aim to change that.
Jul 18, 2014 — How do you make people conserve water? Officials in California are asking that question, as the state enacts unprecedented water-use restrictions during the severe drought.
Jul 17, 2014 — The tax was imposed on about 350 of the nation's top polluters under the country's previous center-left government.


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Nobel Scientists Speak Out Against Bush

A group of prominent American scientists, including 10 Nobel prizewinners, is lashing out at the Bush Administration for misusing and marginalizing scientific research. As David Sommerstein reports, the group has organized a lecture tour to spread its message.  Go to full article

Canada Falling Short on Kyoto Enforcement?

Russia recently signed the Kyoto Protocol, jumpstarting the agreement in countries around the world. But in Canada, environmental groups fear their government isn't doing enough to enforce the protocol. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly has more.  Go to full article

Pataki Promotes "Green Power"

Marketers of alternative energy are excited about a plan by Governor Pataki's administration to increase the use of alternative fuels in New York. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Spruce Mountain Trail Protected

A group called Saratoga PLAN has bought a hundred-acre parcel of timberland on the southern edge of the Adirondack Park. The group hopes to protect a popular trail which...  Go to full article

Region's Forest Cover Growing

This week, researchers, government agencies, industry, and environmental groups are meeting in Toronto to try to assess the overall environmental health of the Great Lakes....  Go to full article

Lewis County Wind Farm Gets Go-Ahead

Construction of one of the largest wind farms in the East is expected to begin on the Tug Hill Plateau next spring. The project had been delayed for several years because a...  Go to full article

Canadian Groups Concerned About Water Withdrawals

Canadian environmental groups are concerned that a new plan to regulate water withdrawals from the Great Lakes basin would allow too much water to be removed. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article
Christopher Swain

Swimmer Completes Lake Champlain Trek

Christopher Swain finished swimming the length of Lake Champlain Tuesday. The 36-year-old from Colchester, Vermont arrived in Quebec shortly before two-o-clock yesterday...  Go to full article

Room for Wilderness in the Suburbs?

Imagine a suburban, backyard wilderness where 200 year-old trees still stand. That's exactly what you'll find at the 300 acre Reinstein Nature Preserve. It meanders right...  Go to full article

NY Eyes Less Reliance on Fossil Fuels

Governor Pataki's energy regulators have approved a plan to reduce the state's reliance on oil, coal and other highly polluting power sources in the next nine years. New...  Go to full article

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