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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 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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Army Corps Takes More Heat

Environmental and budget watchdogs have launched an all-out offensive against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a new report. They say the Corps wastes taxpayer money on unnecessary projects, including one along the St. Lawrence River. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Sugar Season is On, but Acid Rain Takes Toll on Trees

Around the North Country, sugar houses are in high gear, boiling maple sap into syrup. The spring harvest is big business in this part of the world, but it's also a part of the culture. Brian Mann spoke with Colin Campbell, director of the Cornell-Uiehlein Sugar Maple Field station. The research center has operated near Lake Placid for forty years.  Go to full article

Socially Conscious Investing Catching On

The amount of money invested in so-called socially responsible mutual funds continues to grow. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Poorman reports, they're still a small part of the big picture.  Go to full article

Mohawks May Sue to Stop Icebreaking

The Akwesasne Mohawks are joining the chorus opposing a March 25th date to open the St. Lawrence Seaway. Mohawk territory straddles the St. Lawrence River and the...  Go to full article

Report: E-waste Piling Up

As electronic devices are becoming faster, smaller and cheaper, many consumers are opting to scrap their old, outdated computers and televisions for the latest technologies....  Go to full article
Administrator Jacquez

Seaway Defends March Opening

The St. Lawrence Seaway's top official in the United States went on the offensive last week about the waterway's opening date of March 25th. Seaway Administrator Albert...  Go to full article
Grace Hudowalski. Tony Solomon photo

Adirondack Climbing Legend Hudowalski Dead At 98

Adirdondack legend Grace Hudowalski passed away Saturday morning at the age of 98. Hudowalski was a pioneering member of the Adirondack 46ers Club. She was the first woman...  Go to full article

Canadian "Species at Risk" Law Criticized

A Canadian environmental group is protesting Canada's decision to seek public comments before giving protection to endangered species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's...  Go to full article
APA's Ross Whaley: plan "insensitive"

Parking Banned At Adirondack Scenic Vista

On Friday, the Adirondack Park Agency approved a plan that will end public use of one of the region's most scenic vistas. The popular pull-off north of Saranac Lake will be...  Go to full article

ESCO to Power Up North Country

North Country businesses will soon have a new option for buying electricity. A St. Lawrence County couple is starting an Energy Services Company, or ESCO, that will buy and...  Go to full article

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