Jan 01, 2014 — The new year brings new laws in New York, including tax cuts and a hike in the minimum wage. Assembly Speaker Sheldon SIlver wants the minimum wage to go up faster. An unusual additive is helping keep cars on snowy roads--beet juice mixed with salt water. In Saranac Lake, hikers have climbed six peaks in less than a day--in bad winter weather. Record time?--under ten hours.
That earthquake-y sound and feeling could be a cryoseism, caused by ground water expanding as it freezes. We take another listen to wolves and their imitators in Algonquin Park. And if you haven't seen a snowy owl yet this winter, you probably will--the regional "irruption" will continue through spring.