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Climate change bill draws crowds of lobbyists

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

Cap-and-trade confusion

Congress is debating a cap-and-trade plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But a recent poll found most people don't know what cap-and-trade means. Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article
The Cycling for a Sustainable Future team.
The Cycling for a Sustainable Future team.

Cyclists take climate change message on the road

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

Crowding out the earth? A conversation about population and climate change

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

Preview: "On the Wild Side" in Saranac Lake

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 Zo 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

A backyard view of climate change

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

Natural Selections: another look at climate change

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager look at climate change today, and in centuries past.  Go to full article

Obama pledges to take climate change seriously

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

Tupper Lake conference aims to redefine US climate change debate

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

Birds springing north too early

Some migratory birds are heading North earlier because of climate change. That's causing problems for some bird species. Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

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