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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.


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Report Says Small Industry Pollution On Rise

A recent study on pollution in North America shows a drop in environmental pollution between 1995 and 2000. The study was conducted by the Commission for Environmental Co-operation, which was set up under the North American Free Trade Agreement. But as the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports, one trend being noted is that smaller industries across the continent are becoming the big polluters.  Go to full article
The Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. Photo: Susan Waters

Saranac Lakes Forest Plan Debated Behind Closed Doors

State officials held a closed-door meeting last night, as they develop a new management plan for the Saranac Lakes Wild Forest. This was the sixth private session designed to bring together various interest groups. As Brian Mann reports, the process is praised by some of the people involved, who say it means a more relaxed dialogue. But critics say it also means less public involvement - and less oversight.  Go to full article

Military to Avoid Environmental Laws?

The U.S. military is mapping out a strategy to avoid compliance with environmental laws. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

NY Attorney General Takes on Canadian Pollution

The Attorney General of New York has recently led the fight against any softening of laws on air pollution. He's even taken on the administration in Washington. Now he's...  Go to full article

Park Agency Interim Chairman Resigns Abruptly

The Adirondack Park Agency's interim chairman, Jim Frenette, announced his resignation Friday. The decision surprised commissioners and APA staff,coming just five months...  Go to full article
Source:  NYSDEC

High Peaks Campsites Cut by a Third

State environmental officials hope to curb traffic in the eastern High Peaks, by cutting the number of campsites by a third. The scenic mountain range is the most popular...  Go to full article
Adirondack Land Use Plan<br />Source:  APA

Adirondack Land Use Experiment Hits 30th Year

It sounds like a bit of dull bureaucracy, but the Adirondack Park's "Land Use and Development Plan" was once considered revolutionary. The famous map created by the plan is...  Go to full article

Neighbors Oppose Gravel Mine In Town of Peru

The Adirondack Park Agency is set to approve a new 17-acre gravel mine in the town of Peru. The project faced complaints by neighbors, worried about noise and industrial...  Go to full article

Canada to Restart Nuke Program?

The debate over nuclear energy in the Great Lakes Region will likely heat up again in the coming months. In Canada, three reactors are coming back online after they were...  Go to full article

Preview: Going Local in a Global Economy

The first annual Burt Symposium was held Tuesday and Wednesday May 6 and 7 at St. Lawrence University, on the topic "Going Local: Capitalizing on our Resources in St....  Go to full article

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