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Natural Selections: Aeroplankton

This week, Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about aeroplankton and all of the stuff we constantly see (or don't see) floating around in the air, from pollen and bugs to bacteria and other particles.  Go to full article

Polluters pay less under Bush

The Bush Administration is not punishing polluters as much. That's according to a new report issued by a group of former Environmental Protection Agency attorneys. Mark Brush reports.  Go to full article

Aircraft Project Will "Transform Region's Economy"

State and local leaders say a deal unveiled yesterday in Plattsburgh could transform the region's economy. Laurentian Aerospace, a newly-formed company based in Montreal, will build a $64-million facility at the old Plattsburgh Air Force base. The firm will refurbish wide-body civilian and military jets. As Brian Mann reports, Laurentian executives say their company could attract 1500 high-paying jobs to Clinton County in the next three years. Special thanks this morning to Chris Mattle and Andrew LaFontaine at Mountain Lake PBS for production and research assistance. Also thanks to Jack LaDuke at Channel 3 News.  Go to full article

Farms Seek Help With Pollution Regs

A farm group is calling for more state and federal help to meet clean air and water standards. The New York Association of Conservation Districts drafted several resolutions asking for increased funds at its annual meeting Monday afternoon. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

DEC on Chatham's Emission Tests

To learn more about how the DEC would monitor the chipboard plant's air emissions, David Sommerstein spoke with the DEC spokesman Steve Litwiler. He says the company will have to do an initial smokestack test 180 days after it starts production.  Go to full article

A 'Dimmer' View of Climate Change

You've probably heard about global warming, maybe also climactic cooling. Scientists have identified another phenomenon called 'global dimming'. They say the world is getting darker. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Massena Businessman Proposes Regional Airline

The federal program that subsidizes air service in rural areas, including the North Country, has faced cuts under the current budget deficit. Lawmakers have fought to keep the service alive, saying it's the only way for airports like Massena, Watertown, and Saranac Lake to remain viable. Under the current system, operated by Mesa Air, all flights go to Pittsburgh. A Massena entrepreneur sees the situation as an opportunity. Ed Kaneb, Jr. is seeking $30-50 million to start his own regional commuter airline based in Massena. It would fly to Syracuse, with connections to northeast cities like Boston, Hartford, Philadelphia, and New York City. Kaneb Jr. spoke with David Sommerstein. He sees the large population centers across the border as potential markets.  Go to full article

Study: New York's Air More Polluted Last Summer Than Ever

A new study by the American Lung Association finds New Yorker's breathed more polluted air last summer than any year on record. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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