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For 9 years running, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spent part of his summers touring Canada’s Arctic regions, including this year’s Operation Nanook 14. He goes to wave the flag and bolster territorial claims in the area. He...
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...

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Aug 29, 2014 — Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.
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 won't pay business owners hurt by a government drilling moratorium that was put in place after the spill.


Consumer Consequences from APM: What would the world look like if everyone lived like you?
Anna Christner and David "Woody" Woodworth<br />Photos:  Ben Stechschulte, courtesy of Adirondack Life
Anna Christner and David "Woody" Woodworth
Photos: Ben Stechschulte, courtesy of Adirondack Life

Adirondack Profile: On This Trail Crew, The Boss Is 5-Foot-3 and Female

Each summer for a quarter-century, the Adirondack Mountain Club has sent professional trail crews into the backcountry. The crews - usually made up of college students - live in the woods for five days at a time. They build and repair some of the Adirondack's most popular hiking routes.
This summer, one of the crews is led by Anna Christner, a 24-year-old psychology student from Pennsylvania. As Brian Mann reports, being trail boss means pushing around giant boulders - but it also means leading a half-dozen young men into the wilderness.  Go to full article

The Great Lakes' Nine Most Wanted

We hear all the time about invasive species in the Great Lakes region. But many people have no idea what Eurasian Ruffe, Round Goby, or European Frogbit look like and even less of an idea about what to do about the problem. But environmental education groups are trying to change that. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney reports.  Go to full article

Harry Potter Publisher Saves Trees

The latest installment of the acclaimed Harry Potter series came out last week. And it's said to be the biggest book launch in history. Raincoast Books is the exclusive publisher of the book in Canada... and it's found a way to save a few thousand trees in the process. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jenny Lawton reports.  Go to full article

Exotic Zooplankton Eggs a Threat To Lakes?

A preventative measure used by ships is supposed to stop tiny foreign aquatic animals from invading the Great Lakes. But a new study finds it doesn't always work on their...  Go to full article
Builder Eric Schulze.

An Energy Saving Habitat

Tomorrow the affordable housing group Habitat For Humanity of Raquette Valley holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3pm in Rensselaer Falls in St. Lawrence County. The house is...  Go to full article

Superfund Goes Unfunded

No new Superfund hazardous waste sites in New York will be cleaned up for at least several months, and a program to reuse industrial Brownfields is on hold, because Governor...  Go to full article

An Eco-History of Upper Canada

Martha Foley talks with historian Neil Forkey about his environmental history of the settlement of Upper Canada. Forkey is a visiting professor in St. Lawrence University's...  Go to full article

Low Sperm Count Linked to Pesticides?

A study last year found that men living in rural areas have lower sperm counts than their urban counterparts. Now, researchers say they?ve found a possible reason for the...  Go to full article

Legislative Session Ends With Whimper, Not Bang

New York State lawmakers ended their 2003 session with few major agreements. Karen DeWitt wraps up the last minute action from Albany.  Go to full article
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff shepherded the bill through

Altamont ?Forgiven? For Accounting Missteps

The legislature passed a bill this week that forgives the town of Altamont for a series of major accounting errors that involved state contracts. Without lawmakers'...  Go to full article

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