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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 16, 2014 — A flood protection authority is suing to try to hold the oil and gas industries responsible for Louisiana's land crisis. But policymakers are trying to stop the lawsuit, saying it's bad for business.
Apr 15, 2014 — After spending eight months on a Japanese space expedition, a cherry pit that's now four years old has mysteriously blossomed six years before it was due.
Apr 13, 2014 — Greenhouse gas emissions will have to drop 40 to 70 percent by 2050 — and then drop even more, to nearly zero by the end of this century — a new U.N. report says.


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Energy Developer Plans Wind Turbines In Vermont

A wind energy developer is going ahead with plans to put three giant wind turbines on top of East Mountain in East Haven, Vermont. Jody Tosti has more on the push for renewable, clean energy.  Go to full article

Adirondack Council Meets With Pres. Bush On "Clear Skies"

A pro-environment group based in the Adirondacks will make an appearance later today at the White House. The clean air conference organized by President George Bush is designed to promote his "Clear Skies" initiative. The Adirondack Council is one of a handful of green groups to have embraced the President's plan, which many environmentalists say could mean more acid rain. Brian Mann spoke with the Adirondack Council's deputy director Bernard Melewski about today's meeting.  Go to full article
Problem bruins trouble Adirondacks

"Problem" Bears Hunted After Camper Injured in Attack

State officials are hunting a pair of rogue black bears in a popular camping area in the eastern High Peaks. The decision to kill the animals follows an attack last week that left a Montreal woman lightly injured. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Environmentalists Attempt to Oust Bush Official

Some environmental groups have launched a petition drive to oust a top interior department official. However, their prospects of success are questionable. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article

Commentary: Haitian Solar Power

Sometimes it seems like we've been taking giant steps backwards in our efforts to care for the earth. But as commentator Elle Garrell Berger reports, there is some good news...  Go to full article

Legislators Form Great Lakes Caucus

State lawmakers from the eight states and two Canadian provinces that surround the Great Lakes have formed a caucus to coordinate legislative action on Great Lakes issues. ...  Go to full article

Lake George: Rattler Bites Researcher

A rattlesnake bit a wildlife biologist on Thursday near the northern shore of Lake George. The Glens Falls Post Star reported Friday that William Brown, a retired...  Go to full article
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County Farmers Contemplate Burn Ban

A controversy is smoldering in the St. Lawrence County agricultural community. After years of opposition, the county Farm Bureau is considering a resolution supporting a ban...  Go to full article

New York to Sue Over Clean Air Rule Changes

New York officials--including Republican Governor George Pataki--say they'll fight weaker air pollution rules, issued this week by the Bush Administration. Pro-environment...  Go to full article

Cormorant Control Options Weighed

Five years ago, state researchers making a routine visit to Little Galloo Island on the eastern end of Lake Ontario found a virtual slaughter of cormorants. Hundreds of the...  Go to full article

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