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A progressive I know steadfastly maintains mainstream media is enslaved by tiresome voices from the right and the left. Just so much Tweedledum and Tweedledee, no real choice at all. There’s lots of room to debate the state of choice in...
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...

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Aug 22, 2014 — Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.
Aug 22, 2014 — Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.
Aug 21, 2014 — Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.


Consumer Consequences from APM: What would the world look like if everyone lived like you?
Opinions vary on Cheney's environmental policy. Some say he's done well, some say he hasn't done enough.
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 the environment. As part of a series on the records of the presidential and vice presidential candidates, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports on Democratic challenger Senator John Kerry.  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

Cultivating the Humanure Revolution

Next - one woman's crusade to change the way America flushes. Or, doesn't flush, actually. Granted, Curtis Gilbert's mother is making progress very slowly - but then,...  Go to full article

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