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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...
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...

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Aug 27, 2014 — One clothing company whose bottom line was hurt in the wake of bad weather events decided to look to polyester fibers made from recycled plastic bottles.
Aug 26, 2014 — Orange juice sales are at their lowest point in 10 years. Florida's citrus industry is reeling from a disease called "greening," while consumers face dozens of other choices in the supermarket aisle.
Aug 25, 2014 — Grocers are hoping to entice young consumers and their parents to eat more vegetables by creating kid-focused produce. They're borrowing tactics from the soda and snack industries to win them over.


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

Lake George: Jetski Ban Faces Opposition

Officials in Lake George plan to vote in two weeks on a rule that would ban jetskis and other personal watercraft. But a new group is organizing to block the change. As Brian Mann reports it's part of a movement in the region to support motorized access to lakes and state land.  Go to full article

Environmentalists Push Agenda in Albany

Environmental lobbyists celebrated Earth Day a few days late at the state capitol. They waited until the legislature was back from a 12-day vacation break. From Albany, Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Farm Buffer Strips a Lasting Solution?

Each spring, the seasonal rains and melting snow lead to millions of gallons of water entering rivers and streams around the Midwest. While that water is important for the rivers' health, it brings with it soil, herbicides, and insecticides from farms. Programs designed to help keep soil and chemicals on the farm and out of the watershed are growing in popularity around the region. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl has more.  Go to full article

"Problem" Cormorants To Be Killed?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a rule that would allow people to kill the Double-Crested Cormorant. The bird was once federally protected. The Great Lakes...  Go to full article

New Yorkers Sign Up for "Green" Power

About nine thousand New York electricity customers have signed up to receive power from "green" sources like hydro or wind. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

What's Your Ecological Footprint?

David Sommerstein talks with the co-directors of the Global Living Project about calculating how many natural resources each of us consumes. It's called an "ecological...  Go to full article

Maple Syrup Flows With Tradition

April is the month for the highest maple syrup production in North America, and a time when many towns and villages in the Great Lakes states hold pancake breakfasts. The...  Go to full article

Commentary: Earth Day

If you were around for the first Earth Day, over 30 years ago, you probably remember a certain amount of what we call "hype". Litter was a big issue, and it's a pretty safe...  Go to full article

Cleanup Scheduled at Former Feed and Coal Site in Potsdam; Motel May be Built

Cleanup of a contaminated property in the village of Potsdam could make way for the development of a new motel. Jody Tosti has more.  Go to full article

Poll: Toxic Chemicals Big Issue With Voters

A poll released Thursday finds a majority of voters are very concerned about the most dangerous toxic chemicals, like mercury, dioxin, and PCBs. Environmentalists see the...  Go to full article

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