A walk through history easily shows that cultures can’t count on remaining stable forever.
Edward Gibbon wrote a classic on that subject: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. (It’s on my bucket list of...
Oct 25, 2002 — This month marks the 30th anniversary of Clean Water Act, a milestone in our nation's efforts to protect water resources. To honor the 30-year anniversary of that legislation, communities in every state celebrated Nation Water Monitoring Day last week. It was an opportunity for everyone to learn how to help protect local waterways by becoming citizen monitors. Todd Moe tagged along as Canton High School students scrutinized the physical, chemical and biological aspects of a river in their backyard Go to full article
Jun 26, 2002 — The Common Tern is a bird best known for its graceful flight and dramatic dives. The shoals and nooks of the eastern Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River shoreline have been some of the tern's best nesting habitat in North America. But over the past 50 years, the area's tern population has dropped dramatically, from 20,000 to only 2000. Now the tern's a threatened species in New York. David Sommerstein reports on efforts to restore the bird's numbers. Go to full article
Mar 19, 2002 — Brian Mann talks with Amy Vedder and Bill Weber. The pair spend part of the year at their home in North Creek, but they also work in central Africa studying mountain gorillas. Go to full article
Aug 02, 2001 — The American Robin is a type of thrush, while what Europeans call a robin looks more like a bluebird. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley profile the iconic bird of spring. Go to full article