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Oh, spring is getting so close I can almost taste it!¬† Despite the wet snow cover, the days are noticeably longer, the sun is higher in the sky, and the buckets are out. Jeffrey Jenness of Orebed Sugar Shack in DeKalb Junction says it's been a...
In my work, I travel to a lot of the weird, funky places that humans have found a way to live, from the extreme desert that surrounds Las Vegas to the arctic tundra of Alaska to the stormwracked coast of Louisiana. Two things that come clear in...
News stories tagged with "climate"
Washington, D.C., DC, Jun 30, 2009 — The climate change bill heads to the Senate now. In all likelihood, so will some inaccurate statistics. Lester Graham reports some opponents of the climate change and energy bill are still using numbers they've been told are wrong. Go to full article
Washington, DC, May 25, 2009 — The climate change bill under consideration is bringing crowds of lobbyists to Congressional halls and offices. A new report finds there are 880 different businesses, trade organizations, and special interest groups formally lobbying Congress. Lester Graham has more. Go to full article
Norwich, VT, Apr 23, 2009 — A quartet of cyclists has spent most of this month on the road, cycling from central Vermont to the North Country to raise awareness of climate change. The Cycling for a Sustainable Future Tour left Norwich,Vermont two weeks ago and will arrive in Canton tomorrow. They will have logged 350 miles on their bikes. The four cyclists will be guests at St. Lawrence University and the Sustainable Energy Fair this weekend. Jim Merkel is an author, volunteer and engineer who moved from the military industry to a simpler, more sustainable way of life in the Northeast. He spoke with Todd Moe. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Apr 22, 2009 — It's Earth Day. All over the world, millions of people will be celebrating and speaking out about the critical environmental challenges. Slowing climate change tops contemporary lists. But researchers at SUNY's College of Environmental Science and Forestry say people are a rapidly growing part of the problem. In a statement issued this week, SUNY researchers argued that population control has to be a part of any long-term fix to the global warming. Brian Mann has more. Go to full article
Apr 15, 2009 — Last week, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced cutbacks, layoffs and program restructuring. Its Adirondack group was spared job cuts, but will narrow its focus. The organization studies wildlife, climate and Adirondack Park management. On Sunday, the public is invited to its "On the Wild Side" program at the Trudeau Laboratory in Saranac Lake. It's an open house, of sorts, and a chance to chat with local WCS staff. Todd Moe talks with ZoŽ Smith, director of the Wildlife Conversation Society's Adirondack Program, for an update on the group's work in the region. Go to full article
Apr 14, 2009 — Ecologist Amy Seidl writes about climate change and life in a small town in Vermont in her new book, Early Spring: An Ecologist and her Children Wake to a Warming World. It looks at climate change through family walks in the woods and the garden. Todd Moe spoke with Amy Seidl about the book and signs of climate change in her backyard. She'll sign copies of her book tonight at 7 at Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, VT. Go to full article
Jan 01, 2009 — Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager look at climate change today, and in centuries past. Go to full article
Nov 25, 2008 — President-elect Barack Obama says America will open a new chapter in dealing with climate change. Lester Graham reports the Senator confirmed he will work toward the plan he outlined during the presidential Campaign. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jun 26, 2008 — This week in Tupper Lake, more than two hundred scientists, activists, policy analysts and corporate executives are trying to hammer out a new action plan for climate change. The conference at the Wild Center lacks some of the political heft of earlier meetings in Europe and Asia. But organizers hope that the closed-door session will allow more creative and ambitious thinking. As Brian Mann reports, the goal is to develop an action plan for the U.S. that will help head off the worst impacts of global warming. Go to full article