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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...

Environment
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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State Protects 45,000 Acres of Tug Hill

New York State has joined with the Nature Conservancy and a timber company to preserve almost 45,000 acres of land on the Tug Hill Plateau. David Sommerstein reports the public-private partnership prevents the land from being subdivided.  Go to full article

NYPIRG Releases New Report on Superfund Sites

A new report from the New York Public Interest Research Group shows nearly 1 in 4 state residents live within a mile of a Superfund or toxic waste site. With the state's Superfund program still $50-million in debt, environmental groups continue to lobby hard for action. Jody Tosti spoke with Mike Livermore of NYPIRG.  Go to full article

Canada Pollution Increases

A new environmental study has found toxic emissions increased in Canada during the late 1990's, while pollution in the United States decreased over that same period. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, critics say the findings reflect the differences in the governments' commitment to cleaning up the environment.  Go to full article

Capping a Franklin County Landfill

Since 1995, more than 120 million dollars has been spent on landfill closure projects in New York. The Governor's office recently announced 5 million dollars for landfills...  Go to full article

Army Corps Seaway Study Points Toward Expansion

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is putting the finishing touches on a preliminary study of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system - what Corps officials call a...  Go to full article

Algae Mops Up Heavy Metals

The Great Lakes suffer from all kinds of pollution, but among the most dangerous pollutants from industrial waste are mercury, cadmium, and zinc. Researchers at Ohio State...  Go to full article

People: Brian Houseal, Executive Director of the Adirondack Council

With 18,000 members, the Adirondack Council is one of the North Country's most powerful pro-environment groups. Brian Mann talks with the Council's new Executive Director,...  Go to full article

Canada Works Toward Kyoto Signing

Canadian leaders have introduced four proposals that would enable them to sign the Kyoto Protocol. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, Canadians are...  Go to full article
Going underground in search of endangered Indana bats.

Endangered Species In A Cold Season: Tracking Indiana Bats In The Champlain Valley

The North Country's frosty spring is a nuisance for humans, but for wildlife the cold weather can be deadly. Researchers in the Adirondacks say bats are especially...  Go to full article

Pesticide Residues Show Up On Organics

A recent report says if you eat organic produce, your exposure to
pesticide residues will be lower, but it doesn't mean your food is free from pesticides. The Great...  Go to full article

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