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The list of dangerous topics best avoided in polite company often includes religion, politics, money and sex. But what would be left to blog about if we honored that wisdom? So today I’ll hit up money. Specifically my new guilty pleasure,...
Slightly over a year after the July 6, 2013 inferno which claimed 47 lives in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, the Canadian Press reported the locomotive from that rail disaster was up for auction. It was to have been included in an sale of...
“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...

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Aug 20, 2014 — The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.
Aug 20, 2014 — Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.
Aug 18, 2014 — This third-largest wildfire in California's history struck the area near Yosemite National Park. Since then, controversy has broken out over whether to log the trees and replant seedlings.


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New "Great Lakes Coalition" Seeks Restoration Funds

Philanthropist Peter Wege of the Wege Foundation recently announced a five million dollar grant to build widespread public support to help restore the Great Lakes. The money will be spent to form a group called the Great Lakes Coalition. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Kaomi Goetz reports.  Go to full article
Opinions vary on Cheney's environmental policy. Some say he's done well, some say he hasn't done enough.

Candidate Environmental Records: Dick Cheney

The political campaigns have been preoccupied with war, jobs, and health care. There's been little mention of another issue that some Americans also find very important: the environment. As part of a series of profiles on the presidential and vice presidential candidates' records on the environment, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham looks at Vice President Dick Cheney.  Go to full article

Tupper Bans More Electric Heat

The village of Tupper Lake has imposed a five-year moratorium on new homes and buildings that use electricity for heat. The energy conservation measure comes as Tupper Lake negotiates for better power service from Niagara Mohawk. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article
As Kerry and Bush battle it out, different groups examine the candidates' views on the environment.

Candidate Environmental Records: John Kerry

The candidates for president and vice president have spent a lot of time talking about security, the economy, and health care. They have not spent much time talking about...  Go to full article
Many groups, including environmentalists and industry lobbyists, are scrutinizing the presidential candidates' opinions on environmental policy.

Candidate Environmental Records: George W. Bush

The presidential candidates haven't spent a lot of time talking about conservation or the environment. On the campaign trail, nature has taken a backseat to the economy and...  Go to full article

Environmentalists Urge Pataki to Toughen Mercury Limits

Five years after Governor Pataki announced new rules to clamp down on pollution from power plants, environmentalists say the regulations have yet to fully take effect. Karen...  Go to full article

Lecture Preview: Patriotism, Politics and Environment in the Age of Terror

David Sommerstein talks with David Orr, Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics at Oberlin College, about environmental matters and his book Patriotism, Politics...  Go to full article

Saratoga Towers Plan Receives State Support

Saratoga County's push to build three new broadcast towers in the Adirondack Parks received a boost yesterday. Town supervisors released a report created by the state's...  Go to full article

Congress Approves Asian Carp Barrier Funding

The U.S. House and Senate recently passed a bill that will help keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Celeste Headlee reports, the...  Go to full article

Environmentalist Voter Guide Slams NY Lawmakers for Lack of Action

Environmental Advocates released its annual Voters' Guide on members of the New York legislature Wednesday. It's a 35-year tradition in New York, but this year broke the...  Go to full article

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