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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...
  New rules came out last month from the U.S. Department of the Interior designed to help stomp out the illegal trade which led to the slaughter of an estimated 35,000 elephants in 2012 alone. Rhino are killed for their horns too and...

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Apr 19, 2014 — A revelation goes against widely held ideas about how some glaciers work, and it suggests that at least parts of Greenland's ice sheet survived periods of global warming intact.
Apr 19, 2014 — Since the disastrous BP spill in 2010, environmentalists have kept watch over Louisiana's coastline. One consortium says there's far more oil leaking into the Gulf than companies are reporting.
Apr 18, 2014 — It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.


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Proposed Power Plant Restrictions Could Cut Acid Rain

The Bush Administration is proposing new restrictions on power plants in the eastern U.S. which some environmental groups say would cure the problem of acid rain in the Adirondacks. The EPA announced the new policy late Thursday. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Enviros: New Premier Failing Campaign Promise

Environmentalists say the new government of Ontario has failed its first green challenge. The liberals under premier Dalton McGuinty could not keep a promise to protect a swath of ecologically sensitive land north of Toronto. And as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, environmental activists say they've been betrayed and are losing faith in the new government.  Go to full article

Fuel Truck Recovered After Ausable River Crash

State police say a propane-delivery truck has been pulled from the icy Ausable River near Lake Placid. An accident yesterday afternoon forced officials to shut down Rt. 86 for much of the day. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Businesses Seek Savings in Power Co-op

North Country energy experts are hosting a meeting in Canton Thursday to get local businesses to buy power in bulk. As David Sommerstein reports, they say a not-for-profit...  Go to full article

Fish Diet Down in Diporeia Die Off

One of the basic building blocks of the Great Lakes food chain is disappearing. The bottom of the lakes used to be teeming with tiny crustaceans known as Diporeia. But their...  Go to full article

Trashing Cell Phones After New FCC Rules

This week new Federal Communications Commission rules went into effect. Millions of cell phone users can keep their phone numbers if they switch companies. That means...  Go to full article

Climate Change Boosts Lake Effect?

A recent study shows a possible link between global warming and lake effect snow. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Richard Annal has more.  Go to full article

House Approves Energy Bill

The House has approved and sent to the Senate an energy bill that contains $23 billion worth of energy-related tax breaks. The bill faces a tough fight in the Senate, where...  Go to full article

Seaway Study to Get More Funding

Congress is poised to earmark another $2 million to continue a study of shipping on the St. Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article
Logo from St. Lawrence County burn barrel campaign

Farmers Give Open Burn Ban Cold Shoulder

The St. Lawrence County Farm Bureau has distanced itself from a proposal to support a ban on burn barrels and other forms of garbage burning. The group's president pushed...  Go to full article

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