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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 21, 2014 — Thousands of Chinook salmon are struggling to survive in the Klamath River, where waters are running dangerously low and warm. Cold reservoir water is instead going to farms in the Central Valley.
Aug 20, 2014 — The EPA wants to "clarify" the scope of its oversight of water under the Clean Water Act. Big farm groups like the American Farm Bureau Federation call this a power grab that would place every ditch and mud puddle under federal regulation, forcing farmers to get permits for small trenches around the farm.
Aug 20, 2014 — Long summer days in Alaska help cabbages, turnips and other vegetables grow to gargantuan sizes. These "giants" are celebrated at the annual state fair, which kicks off on Thursday.


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Increase in Households Pressures Environment

An increase in the number of households throughout the world is threatening the environment, according to new research in the scientific journal Nature. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner explains.  Go to full article

Protecting Children From Tainted Fish

The people most at risk from contaminants in fish often don't know it. Different chemicals found in fish from many inland lakes, including the Great Lakes, can be harmful to human development. State governments issue fish consumption advisories that recommend limiting eating such fish. the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports that not everyone learns of the advisories.  Go to full article

The Complexities of Issuing Fish Advisories

There are three major questions often asked when considering the environmental health of a body of water. Can you drink the water? Can you swim in it? And, can you eat the fish? Often the answer to the last question is very complicated. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Climate Change Affecting Backyard Wildlife

A recent study in the scientific journal Nature suggests that effects of global warming can be seen in people's backyards. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin...  Go to full article

States' Air Quality Rules Tough Enough?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved rules to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions in the Midwest. Environmentalists say in some states the rules aren't strong...  Go to full article

State Land Deal Unveiled: 4,000 Acres Protected Near Long Lake

Governor George Pataki has quietly agreed to spend more than two million dollars buying recreation and conservation easements on a chunk of land near Long Lake. The deal...  Go to full article

A Look Back at the Top Regional Stories of 2002

Martha Foley, Brian Mann and David Sommerstein look back at the top stories and issues of 2002. It's a year-end wrap-up of the news of the region.  Go to full article

Recapturing Music's Roots

These days a lot of modern music depends heavily on technology. Guitars are electric and beats electronic. But since ancient times human beings have found a way to make...  Go to full article

Canada Protects Endangered Species

Canada has a new law to protect endangered species. It is designed to protect more than 400 species and their critical habitat. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium?s Dan...  Go to full article

Hidden Costs of Sprawl

Even if you don't live in an upscale suburb in a sprawling metropolitan area, you're likely paying to support that suburb. Economists and urban planners find there are hidden...  Go to full article

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