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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 — An extremely rare, albino hermaphroditic redwood tree was in danger of being sent to the chipper because it was growing too close to the path of a new railroad line in Cotati, Calif. But thanks to local outcry from arborists and the community, the tree is getting a second chance at life.
Jul 28, 2014 — Birds are everywhere, but the greatest concentration of different birds — the "bird mecca" of America — is not in our great parks, not in our forests, not where you'd suppose. Not at all.
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.


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Region Tops List for Toxic Chemicals

Two Great Lakes states and one Canadian province are near the top of the list when it comes to the production of toxic chemicals. That's the finding of the latest study from an international agency set up under NAFTA. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Bill Cohen reports.  Go to full article
Senator Betty Little, Republican, 45th District

Sen. Betty Little Opposes Governor On Budget

Senator Betty Little voted with the Senate's Republican leadership to sweep aside the Governor's vetoes. She spoke with Brian Mann about the rift that's divided the north country's Republican party.  Go to full article

Report Says Small Industry Pollution On Rise

A recent study on pollution in North America shows a drop in environmental pollution between 1995 and 2000. The study was conducted by the Commission for Environmental Co-operation, which was set up under the North American Free Trade Agreement. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, one trend being noted is that smaller industries across the continent are becoming the big polluters.  Go to full article
The Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. Photo: Susan Waters

Saranac Lakes Forest Plan Debated Behind Closed Doors

State officials held a closed-door meeting last night, as they develop a new management plan for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. This was the sixth private session designed...  Go to full article

Military to Avoid Environmental Laws?

The U.S. military is mapping out a strategy to avoid compliance with environmental laws. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

NY Attorney General Takes on Canadian Pollution

The Attorney General of New York has recently led the fight against any softening of laws on air pollution. He's even taken on the administration in Washington. Now he's...  Go to full article

Park Agency Interim Chairman Resigns Abruptly

The Adirondack Park Agency's interim chairman, Jim Frenette, announced his resignation Friday. The decision surprised commissioners and APA staff,coming just five months...  Go to full article
Source:  NYSDEC

High Peaks Campsites Cut by a Third

State environmental officials hope to curb traffic in the eastern High Peaks, by cutting the number of campsites by a third. The scenic mountain range is the most popular...  Go to full article
Adirondack Land Use Plan<br />Source:  APA

Adirondack Land Use Experiment Hits 30th Year

It sounds like a bit of dull bureaucracy, but the Adirondack Park's "Land Use and Development Plan" was once considered revolutionary. The famous map created by the plan is...  Go to full article

Neighbors Oppose Gravel Mine In Town of Peru

The Adirondack Park Agency is set to approve a new 17-acre gravel mine in the town of Peru. The project faced complaints by neighbors, worried about noise and industrial...  Go to full article

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