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A Journey to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, part 2

Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is one of the most remote places on earth. The tundra plain also holds one of the last great deposits of crude oil in North America. If oil development goes forward in the Refuge, it could affect caribou and polar bears. But drilling would also reshape the lives of people who live and travel in the Arctic. Brian Mann spent a month Alaska this summer.  Go to full article

A Journey to Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, part 1

After the terror attacks on September 11, the US House of Representatives voted to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil development. The plan is backed by President Bush, who says the oil would lessen America's reliance on the Middle East. The bill is stalled in the Senate. Democratic leaders say the measure would do little to foster energy independence. Many pro-environment groups claim that opening ANWR would destroy one of the world's great wilderness areas. Brian Mann traveled to the Arctic this summer and begins his special report.  Go to full article

Proposed Power Boat Ban Divides Neighbors

Neighbors in the Adirondacks are divided on a proposal to ban motorboats on ten lakes and rivers. Brian Mann reports on the competing visions of recreation.  Go to full article

No Jetski Curfew in St. Lawrence County Town of Pierrepont

Jetski users will still have their way on the Hannawa Falls Reservoir in St. Lawrence County. The Town of Pierrepont Board voted unanimously against a 6 pm to 9 am curfew for the machines. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Jetski Curfews in St. Lawrence County Divide Neighbors

Last year, New York's legislature gave towns the right to regulate jetski use on their home waters—now personal watercraft rules are an issue from lake to lake—David Sommerstein reports on a proposed "curfew" on one St. Lawrence County pond.  Go to full article

Annual No-Octane Regatta at Adirondack Museum This Weekend

The Adirondack Museum celebrates guideboats, canoes and toy boats at its annual No-Octane Regatta for Wooden Boats this weekend. Todd Moe talks with curator Hallie Bond.  Go to full article

National Park Service Assesses Jet-Ski Damage

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports the National Park Service will be watching this summer to see if jet-skis damage the environment at parks where they're still allowed.  Go to full article

Meet the Masters: Carl Hathaway, Adirondack Guideboat Builder, Saranac Lake

Carl Hathaway of Saranac Lake is a master builder of Adirondack guideboats, which were originally designed, in Carl's words, as "pickup trucks, working boats." Today they are prized as examples of fine woodwork and are featured in many premium museum collections.  Go to full article

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