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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 29, 2014 — Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.
Jul 29, 2014 — Researchers found that a class of chemicals similar to nicotine and used on corn and soy farms has run off into streams and rivers in the Midwest. There they may be harming aquatic life, like insects.
Jul 29, 2014 — Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore college is the first successful attempt in North America.


Consumer Consequences from APM: What would the world look like if everyone lived like you?

Senate Considers Acid Rain Legislation

The Adirondack Council will testify today before a U.S. Senate panel considering acid rain legislation introduced at the request of President Bush as his "Clear Skies Initiative". The Adirondack Council says the proposed emissions cuts would be sufficient to stop acid rain by the end of the decade. Martha Foley talks with Adirondack Council spokesman John Sheehan about the "Clear Skies" testimony and about a controversial land deal pending in St. Lawrence County.  Go to full article

Bush Administration to Redefine Auto Standards?

The government is considering redefining what is a truck and what is a car. The difference will affect the federal fuel economy standards. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article
Joe Rappa shows off the final product.

Biodiesel: Brew Your Own Fuel

Tomorrow in Canton the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair showcases alternative energies and conservation techniques, from wind and solar power to "green" construction. One presenter will share his experience turning used vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel to power his car. David Sommerstein has this profile.  Go to full article
Zebra Mussel

Natural Selections: Invasive Species

Lately, the subject of "invasive species" gets lots of attention. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss the facts, misunderstandings and ecological impact of invasive...  Go to full article

Dirty Dozen Awards Today in Albany

A statewide coalition of environmental groups is accusing the state health department of ignoring environmental health problems in St. Lawrence County. The Citizens'...  Go to full article

Oil and Gas Industry Exempted From Permits

The Bush Administration is giving the oil and gas industry an exemption from pollution permits that other industries don't get. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester...  Go to full article

The DEC Warns Anglers on the Dangers of Ice Covered Waters

State officials are urging anglers to scout out locations before trekking to their favorite fishing spots on Tuesday - the opening day of trout season. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Gray Wolf Protections Reduced

The federal government has downgraded the Gray Wolf from "endangered" to "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act. The move reduces the amount of federal protection for...  Go to full article

Biologist Devotes Life to Island Wolves

It's been a cold winter this year, especially for Rolf Peterson. Peterson is a wildlife biologist who studies wolves and moose on Isle Royale. Every year starting in January...  Go to full article

River Ice Moves: Still Some Risk of Floods

After a hard winter, the North Country's frozen rivers are breaking up, sending rafts of ice a foot thick downstream. In parts of the region, ice jams have formed, flooding...  Go to full article

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