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“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...
Several converging experiences over the last week got me to thinking about the role predators play in the food chain and even, it turns out, on the shape of our landscape. It began with my hen house, led to the ridge at the top of my hay field, and...
This is the time of year when all manner of critters are out and about with their offspring. And most of us just go “Aww!” when the oh-so-cute babies go by. But it bears remembering that parents can be very protective. Wild or...

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Jul 28, 2014 — Food in supermarkets is increasingly connected to child labor and trafficking. Many laws aimed at ending these abuses overlook a key source of the problem: The rapid decline of fish and fauna.
Jul 28, 2014 — Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.
Jul 28, 2014 — To withstand their 9,300-mile migration, red knots feast on eggs from horseshoe crabs each spring in Delaware Bay. Scientists worry many crabs are starting to lay eggs before the birds can get there.


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Purple Loosestrife damages Northeast wetlands
Purple Loosestrife damages Northeast wetlands

Gardeners Have Hand in Invasive Species Control

Gardeners have been ordering new plants and digging in the dirt this spring, but if they're not careful, they could be introducing plants that can cause havoc with forests, lakes, and other natural areas. Gardeners can't count on their suppliers to warn them about plants that can damage the local ecosystems. In another report in the series, "Your Choice; Your Planet," the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article
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Study to Help Determine Toxic Wastes on Adirondack Brownfield site

Environmental testing could begin this summer at the abandoned Jones and Laughlin Steel site in Star Lake. St. Lawrence County officials have applied for a state Brownfields grant to study contamination on the Route 3 property in the Adirondacks. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

USDA Withdraws Organics Law "Clarification"

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has withdrawn a "guidance statement" regarding organic food production. Some feared the directive was an attempt by the government to relax standards for organic foods. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner reports  Go to full article

Schumer Visits Adirondack Gov't Leaders

Senator Chuck Schumer was in Lake Placid on Friday to outline a number of North Country issues at a government affairs breakfast. New York's senior senator discussed the...  Go to full article

Not Quite Ready for Bioterrorist Attack

Since 9/11, emergency responders have been practicing for new kinds of emergencies. In addition to fires and hazardous materials spills, emergency personnel have been...  Go to full article

Green Conscience vs. Green Consumerism

Most of us are conflicted when it comes to the environment. Polls show the majority of us consider ourselves to be environmentally-friendly. But, our day-to-day decisions...  Go to full article

Farm Advocates In Adirondacks Say the Future is Local

On Wednesday, a group of farmers and local leaders from the Adirondacks traveled to Quebec. They made the trip to learn about strategies for developing and marketing local...  Go to full article

Radioactive Fuel Rods Still Missing from Vermont Nuclear Plant

Three weeks of searching hasn't turned up any evidence of the missing highly radioactive fuel rod pieces at the Vermont Yankee plant. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

A 'Dimmer' View of Climate Change

You've probably heard about global warming, maybe also climactic cooling. Scientists have identified another phenomenon called 'global dimming'. They say the world is...  Go to full article

Whiteface Plan Includes Day-Use Rental Cabins

The Adirondack Park Agency is poised to approve a new plan for the ski area at Whiteface Mountain. The most controversial addition will be a series of rental day-use cabins....  Go to full article

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