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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 — The White House says the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of implementing more-stringent regulations on greenhouse gas emissions.


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NY Senate Argues Over Anti-Smoking Bill

State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno says his Republican members argued over a sweeping anti-smoking bill in a closed door meeting. But the Senator says he's still optimistic that the legislation can come to the floor for a vote. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

When The Well Runs Dry

In the North Country and across the region, the idea of not having enough water is ridiculous to most people. But that's beginning to change. Environmentalists are sounding the alarm that water tables are being threatened in some areas. And they're calling on policymakers to rein in the farms and industries that are putting the biggest drain on those resources. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett has this report.  Go to full article

Hot Temps, Smaller Animals?

A scientist who has been studying the effects of a period of global warming that took place millions of years ago says there could be similar effects going on now. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tracy Samilton reports.  Go to full article

Birders' Passion Helps Scientists

Every year, tens of thousands of avid birdwatchers wander through frozen fields and marshy swamps. Their job is to record as many birds as they can find in a given area. ...  Go to full article

Cautious Approval for New Herbicide

Corn farmers in the Midwest could soon join their neighbors in using a new herbicide known as "Balance Pro". The EPA approved the herbicide for most of the Midwest four...  Go to full article

Environmentalists Push for Expanded Bottle Law

Environmentalists say expanding New York's bottle law could reap money for environmental projects in New York during a lean budget year. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Control of Water Supply Flows To Foreign Company

A German company is now the owner of large water companies in
several Great Lakes states. The trend has many communities concerned about the future of their water...  Go to full article

Study: Kids Eating Organics Have Lower Pesticide Exposure

A new study published in the Journal of the National Institutes of Environmental Health Science finds that children who eat organically grown fruits and vegetables appear to...  Go to full article

Region Deals with Deadly Nerve Agent

The Army wants to get rid of its stockpiles of chemical weapons because they fear terrorists might get to them. There are eight Army sites across the U.S. that store those...  Go to full article

Encouraging Farmers to Enter Alternative Crop Market

New York lawmakers are looking at possible incentives to help farmers expand into the lucrative alternative crop market. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Joyce Kryszak has...  Go to full article

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