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My mother was born on April 22, 1903, 67 years before Earth Day was born on the same day. She was a “senior citizen” by the time Earth Day was established. Mom lived through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and because she had her...
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News stories tagged with "conservation"
Oct 20, 2004 — The village of Tupper Lake has imposed a five-year moratorium on new homes and buildings that use electricity for heat. The energy conservation measure comes as Tupper Lake negotiates for better power service from Niagara Mohawk. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Dec 08, 2003 — Last week a coalition of environmental groups called on Governor Pataki and the state legislature to double New York's fund for environmental preservation. They point to a recent Cornell University study that found while Upstate's population has remained steady, urban sprawl is gobbling up more forest and farmland. But as David Sommerstein reports, the state faces a multibillion dollar deficit next year and the environmental fund helps fill out the budget. Go to full article
Oct 03, 2003 — Autumn color is peaking in the Adirondacks. That means hundreds of photographers are out in the field, searching for that perfect chemistry of light and landscape. Gary Randorf is one of the region's veteran photographers. His book is called The Adirondacks--Wild Island of Hope. Brian Mann has this profile. Go to full article
by David Sommerstein, in Canton, NY
Apr 04, 2003 — Tomorrow in Canton the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair showcases alternative energies and conservation techniques, from wind and solar power to "green" construction. One presenter will share his experience turning used vegetable oil into biodiesel fuel to power his car. David Sommerstein has this profile. Go to full article
Jan 06, 2003 — Governor George Pataki has quietly agreed to spend more than two million dollars buying recreation and conservation easements on a chunk of land near Long Lake. The deal will protect most of the Cedarlands Boy Scout Camp from development. As Brian Mann reports, the four thousand acre project was finalized more than two weeks ago, without any public announcement. Go to full article
Dec 09, 2002 — A conservation group and a coalition of private landowners have announced their choice for this year's Adirondack Stewardship Award. The honor - given each year since 1996 - is meant to recognize organizations that protect open space in the Adirondack Park. As Brian Mann reports, this year's award has gone to the owners of a private estate near Willsboro. Go to full article
by Jody Tosti
Dec 05, 2002 — The St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is hoping to boost its revenues and promote local conservation by offering holiday gift certificates for its annual tree seedling and shrub program. Jody Tosti reports. Go to full article
Nov 21, 2002 — Last summer, New York State, the Nature Conservancy, and a Boston-based timber company announced a plan to preserve 45,000 acres of forest on the Tug Hill Plateau. It's the result of a decade of coalition building between the many users of the Tug Hill. So far it has broad support. David Sommerstein visited what's now called the "East Branch of Fish Creek Working Forest" to see how the plan is shaping up. Go to full article