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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 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.
Aug 18, 2014 — The state produces a lot of energy, but environmentalists and the oil industry are joining to combat wind power companies as they try to expand.
Aug 18, 2014 — A recent study tried to pin down just how many elephants have been killed by poachers. It's a lot — enough to eventually eliminate the species — but pinning down an exact death toll is difficult. The reason elephants are so hard to protect is the same that makes them so hard to count: They roam — exceptionally far.


Consumer Consequences from APM: What would the world look like if everyone lived like you?

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 federal government will contribute nearly $2.5 million to help repel the fish.  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 mold.  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, she's taking on an area of life that most people really don't want to talk about. It started with a book. Here's the story.  Go to full article
One of the Sibley series of Audubon guidebooks.

Birding With David Allen Sibley

All a birdwatcher needs, really, is a patch of the outdoors - or a window -- and something to sit on. Patience and binoculars help. But there ARE certain skills that earn...  Go to full article

GAO: Great Lakes Need Better Monitoring

A new report says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lacks the information it needs to assess the overall health of the Great Lakes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's...  Go to full article

APA Studies Scenic Impact of Proposed Subdivision

A developer hopes to build an eight-home subdivision on the outskirts of Lake Placid. The land sits on the edge of a wilderness area and straddles part of the popular...  Go to full article

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...  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...  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

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