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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 17, 2014 — Farmers in the parched Central Valley are joining forces with farmworkers and a broad cross section of politicians to pressure the federal government to offer relief.
Apr 16, 2014 — Impatient gardeners don't have to wait for summer to harvest salad fixings. A surprising variety of crops will bring homegrown produce to your table in as little as three weeks.
Apr 16, 2014 — A plan to replace imported oil with domestic natural gas has led to fuel shortages and long lines in Pakistan. A businessman has spent $500,000 of his own money to develop an affordable solar car.


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Shipping Waste Across State Lines

In 1992, the Supreme Court ruled that state governments could not prevent waste management companies from importing garbage across state lines. That's upset residents in states like Michigan, who complain that hundreds of trucks are hauling garbage into their state every day. As the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports, a Michigan congressman is using a new tactic in his battle to top the imports.  Go to full article

Bill Moore: Building a Wind Farm on the Tug Hill Plateau

David Sommerstein talks with Bill Moore, founder and principal of Atlantic Renewable Energy Corporation, about the present and future of wind-generated electricity. Moore is designing and building a wind farm on the Tug Hill Plateau in Lewis County. He'll be speaking as a part of the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair this weekend.  Go to full article

Plugging That Leaky House

Since September's terrorist attacks, and now with the current violence in the Middle East, many people are looking ways to reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil.

This weekend, the annual North Country Sustainable Energy Fair in Canton will draw attention to other sources of energy, like wind, solar, and fuel cells. And this year the organizers have put a special focus on conserving energy in older, drafty homes. The group Community Energy Services has been designated by New York State to coordinate energy efficiency programs in the North Country. Last year the group worked with Canton churches to help make pastors' homes more energy efficient. David Sommerstein reported on the project in May 2001.

For more information on the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair, visit the link below, or call 315-379-0959.
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Spitzer Unveils Plan to Combat Acid Rain

New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer believes he has a better plan to curb acid rain in the Adirondacks than the Bush Administration does. Spitzer made a rare North...  Go to full article

Some Parks Reconsider Jet Ski Ban

The National Park Service says it'll go ahead with a ban on water scooters at some National Park shores. But it might later reconsider the ban on some of them. The Great...  Go to full article
Photo: Adirondack Daily Enterprise, Michele Buck

President George Bush Met In the Adirondacks With Hospitality & Protests

President Bush praised environmental volunteers while celebrating Earth Day in the Adirondack Mountains. The President made a symbolic stop to help a trail crew working near...  Go to full article

Common Pesticide Found to Harm Frogs

The most commonly used pesticide on farms might be causing frog populations to decline. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham explains.  Go to full article

President Plans Visit to North Country for Earth Day

The North Country's Congressional delegation says President George Bush will visit the Adirondacks on Monday. The Earth Day visit comes just two weeks after the Bush...  Go to full article

Critics Say Clean-Up Money Not Enough

As US states look for more money to clean up the Great Lakes, the province of Ontario, has come up with some, albeit not a lot. Ontario announced that it will spend about...  Go to full article

Group Criticizes Medical Waste Company

An environmental group is criticizing the nation's largest medical waste disposal company for not living up to its mission of being environmentally responsible. But the...  Go to full article

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