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My mother was born on April 22, 1903, 67 years before Earth Day was born on the same day. She was a “senior citizen” by the time Earth Day was established. Mom lived through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and because she had her...
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...

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Apr 22, 2014 — On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.
Apr 22, 2014 — For the first time in six years, many California farmers have been told they'll get little or no federal irrigation water. And as farms run dry, workers are deciding to pack up and move away.
Apr 21, 2014 — Since Florida banned gill nets 20 years ago, University of Florida researchers have helped Cedar Key replace commercial fishing with aquaculture. The area's now among the most productive clam farming regions in the U.S.


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

Keeping Tabs on Eagles with West Nile Virus

A wild bird sanctuary is using high-tech tracking devices to keep track of bald eagles recovering from West Nile virus. There's no medicinal cure for the disease. But volunteers have nursed some bald eagles back to health. They've recently released a few of the birds and are watching to see if the disease affects their long term behavior. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Patty Murray has more.  Go to full article

International Treaty to Combat Invasive Species?

Cargo ships bring goods that we buy, but they also bring invasive critters in their ballast water. These invaders compete with native species and upset the natural balance. Now, delegates from around the world have drawn up a plan to help stop the spread of these foreign stowaways. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush has more.  Go to full article

Lecture: Mainstream and Radical Environmentalism

Martha Foley talks with environmentalist and political scientist Frank Kalinowski about practical and workable solutions to what many describe as the environmental crisis. He speaks tonight at Clarkson University in Potsdam.  Go to full article

NY Constitution Could Limit Snowmobile Route Width

State officials say New York's constitution could block development of some new snowmobile connector trails in the Adirondacks. The trails are part of a proposed new system,...  Go to full article

Report Analyzes Economic Benefits of Wetlands

$70 billion - that's how much the world's wetlands are worth in annual goods and services, according to a report from the World Wildlife Fund. The Great Lakes Radio...  Go to full article

Raw Milk Advocates Petition Small Farmers

Sales are strictly illegal in New York and many other states, but fans of raw milk believe un-pasteurized milk is more nutritious, and more delicious than commercial milk. ...  Go to full article

State To Poison Ponds, Restore Trout Fishery

The Department of Environmental Conservation plans to poison two ponds in Franklin County. The project approved Friday by the Adirondack Park Agency is part of a plan to...  Go to full article

Canada's Prime Minister Renews Support for Kyoto

Environmentalists are praising Canada's new prime minister for his promise to meet the goals laid out by the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. The Great Lakes Radio...  Go to full article

Commentary: Adaptation, Absolutes and Ecology

Unwanted polliwogs in Adirondack ponds. Too many moose in Vermont. Our news today is full of animals that threaten the human idea of balance in the environment. Paul...  Go to full article

Survey: New Yorkers Want Bottle Bill Expanded

A statewide survey conducted by a non-partisan research firm finds that most New Yorkers would like to see the state's bottle bill expanded to include bottled water and other...  Go to full article

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