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One of the big reasons the ethanol mandate has become such a controversial political football, and the subject of the Associated Press' investigation into ethanol's environmental harm, is that there was another, greener kind of ethanol...
Bats are struggling to survive white-nose syndrome. Bees are battling several problems, known and unknown. Monarch butterfly numbers have plummeted this year. These creatures are small in size, but important in the larger scheme of life. Now come...
According to a TED talk that went viral, essentially, yes. Biologist Allan Savory argued in March that aggressive rotational cattle grazing can save land in danger of becoming desert. And that, in turn, Savory says, can help halt climate change....
It's no longer too cold to produce soybeans in Northern New York. A researcher at Cornell University conducted field trials, and found that the combination of new high-yield soybean varieties and warmer summers have improved growing...
Here's a way shareholders in the U.S. can make a difference in agriculture and treatment of the natural environment around the world. New York owns about $1.9 million in Dunkin' Brands stock. According to the Associated Press, and other...
News stories tagged with "climate-change"
by Brian Mann
Feb 20, 2007 — Here in the North Country, we rarely think of drinking water as a commodity, as a resource as precious as oil or timber. But the growing demand for fresh water in other parts of the U.S. -- especially in the desert Southwest -- is changing the value of water in places where supplies have always been plentiful. In this special report, Brian Mann looks at how this region's drinking water could wind up in faraway cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Jan 10, 2007 — So what's going on with the weather anyway? Is it El Nino? Global warming? Martha Foley talks with Steve Robinson, who teaches about climate at St. Lawrence University to help us sort out the context and causes of our warm winter. Go to full article
Sep 20, 2006 — Sir Harold Kroto is known to the scientific community for discovering a previously unknown form of carbon, called "buckminsterfullerene". It's been called a "buckyball", because it looks like a molecular soccer ball. Kroto was awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for the discovery in 1996. But Kroto had a more generalist message when he spoke Monday at Clarkson University. He said scientists have to speak out about our energy consumption habits and their effect on the global environment. Kroto is a professor of chemistry at Florida State University. He told David Sommerstein that scientists can quantify the long-term effects of our energy addiction. Go to full article
Apr 11, 2006 — The debate over global warming and climate change has, for the most part, ended. It's for real. Last week's cover of Time Magazine screamed "Be worried, be very worried". Environmental writer Bill McKibben has been saying that since the late 1980s, when his book The End of Nature sounded one of the earliest alarms about global warming. McKibben's also a practiced student of North Country ecology. He lives part-time in the southern Adirondack town of Johnsburg. McKibben sat down with David Sommerstein to envision what the North Country might be like in a warmer world. He says it's already happening. Go to full article
Oct 08, 2004 — A group of prominent American scientists, including 10 Nobel prizewinners, is lashing out at the Bush Administration for misusing and marginalizing scientific research. As David Sommerstein reports, the group has organized a lecture tour to spread its message. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Sep 20, 2002 — This week, scientists, government and business leaders, and pro-environment groups are meeting in Raquette Lake. They're talking about global warming caused by human pollution and the impact on our region. The latest research suggests that the north country's climate has already begun to shift. Temperatures are rising subtly. Other human impacts--like acid rain and the spread of invasive species--may be accelerating the pace of change. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
Aug 06, 2002 — In December 2000, several Midwest states considered prime sources of the pollution that produced acid rain in the East failed to submit new pollution control rules to the Environmental Protection Agency on time. There were no penalties ? the EPA granted them more time. The Great Lakes Radio Consoritum?s Natalie Walston reports on one state that just beat the new deadline. Go to full article