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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 22, 2014 — Nobody knew how people in Southern California were getting infected with the life-threatening fungus C. gattii. A 13-year-old helped figure out the source: three types of trees.
Aug 22, 2014 — Environmentalists and a South Florida community want to limit aerial spraying for mosquitoes — saying it's ineffective and harmful to wildlife. Two butterfly species were added to the endangered list.
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.


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Environmentalists Give Pataki Mixed Review

For 30 years one of the state's most influential environmental organizations has been publishing a voters' guide rating state politicians on their records on the environment. The group, EPL Environmental Advocates, has given Governor Pataki a mixed review. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Lake Placid: Sewer Woes Delay Development Projects

The village of Lake Placid is scrambling to raise ten million dollars needed to rebuild the sewage treatment plant. Local officials have already doubled water rates - a move that angered many hotel owners. Mayor Robi Politi now says major new development projects - and tourism events - will have to wait until the new plant comes on-line. As Brian Mann reports, some business leaders worry that the sewage bottleneck will derail Lake Placid's prosperity.  Go to full article

Canadian Businesess Rally Against Kyoto

A new coalition of Canadian business groups says their government's plan to ratify the Kyoto protocol on climate change will destroy the economy. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly has the story.  Go to full article

Earthworms Alter Forest Ecology

Most of us think of earthworms as beneficial creatures. Gardeners are always happy to spot a worm in the flowerbed because they add fertilizer to the soil. And many anglers...  Go to full article

Boy Scouts to Learn About Adirondack Ecosystems

With help from the EPA, North Country Boy Scouts will spend time at summer camp next year learning about the ecosystems of the Adirondacks. A $5,000 grant from the EPA will...  Go to full article
Researcher Eric Britzky marks an Indiana bat roost tree.

Champlain Valley: Endangered Bats Colonize Private Land

Scientists in New York and Vermont say 5,000 endangered Indiana bats have colonized the Champlain Valley. The discovery confirmed this summer is good news for a species...  Go to full article

IJC Report Calls for More Action

A commission that monitors the environmental health of the Great Lakes says current trends fall short of protecting the Great Lakes from pollution. The Great Lakes Radio...  Go to full article

Local Produce Now at SUNY Potsdam

Locally grown vegetables are part of a new farm-to-table program at SUNY Potsdam. The idea is to help support the North Country econmy while providing produce that's free of...  Go to full article

Commentary: The Green Standard

Many Americans try to grow the perfect lawn, lush green, manicured expanse without weeds. But, according to commentator Elle Garrell Berger, what we have come to think of as...  Go to full article

The Post Industrial World Economy: Upside Down and Backward

Business leader, environmentalist, and author Paul Hawken is a leading proponent of natural capitalism: corporate reform with respect to ecological practices. Hawken spoke...  Go to full article

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