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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 29, 2014 — Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.
Aug 29, 2014 — The oil giant is paying billions of dollars to businesses hurt by the 2010 spill. But BP refuses to pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.
Aug 29, 2014 — Health officials want to reduce the rat population, so they're hiring extra exterminators, sealing up holes and teaching regular New Yorkers how to make homes and gardens less rat-friendly.


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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 leads to the Spruce Mountain fire tower. Brian Mann spoke with the group's executive director Elaine Chinian.  Go to full article

Region's Forest Cover Growing

This week, researchers, government agencies, industry, and environmental groups are meeting in Toronto to try to assess the overall environmental health of the Great Lakes. The gathering is known as the State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference. And as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush reports, the group says there's good news about the amount of forestland in the region.  Go to full article

Lewis County Wind Farm Gets Go-Ahead

Construction of one of the largest wind farms in the East is expected to begin on the Tug Hill Plateau next spring. The project had been delayed for several years because a...  Go to full article

Canadian Groups Concerned About Water Withdrawals

Canadian environmental groups are concerned that a new plan to regulate water withdrawals from the Great Lakes basin would allow too much water to be removed. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article
Christopher Swain

Swimmer Completes Lake Champlain Trek

Christopher Swain finished swimming the length of Lake Champlain Tuesday. The 36-year-old from Colchester, Vermont arrived in Quebec shortly before two-o-clock yesterday...  Go to full article

Room for Wilderness in the Suburbs?

Imagine a suburban, backyard wilderness where 200 year-old trees still stand. That's exactly what you'll find at the 300 acre Reinstein Nature Preserve. It meanders right...  Go to full article

NY Eyes Less Reliance on Fossil Fuels

Governor Pataki's energy regulators have approved a plan to reduce the state's reliance on oil, coal and other highly polluting power sources in the next nine years. New...  Go to full article

Finch Pruyn Land Sale Alarms Environmental Groups

One of the region's biggest timber companies is selling a 4,900 acre parcel of land in the town of Newcomb. According to a report published yesterday in the Glens Falls...  Go to full article

Candidates Play on Water Diversion Issue

Great Lakes water has become an issue in this year's presidential campaign as both candidates try to pick up valuable votes in the swing states. Both of the major party...  Go to full article

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