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Supreme Court to Consider Wetlands Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases involving the government's authority to regulate wetlands. The cases question whether federal regulators have jurisdiction over wetlands that don't directly connect to rivers or other waterways. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner reports.  Go to full article
Clarkson University's Tom Langen & Joe Osso
Clarkson University's Tom Langen & Joe Osso

Road Salt Affecting Adirondack Lakes

This winter, state and local road crews will dump thousands of metric tons of salt on north country roads. The salt helps keep highways safe, preventing ice build-up and accidents. But environmentalists say the chemical is washing down into formerly pristine lakes and river. A research team from Clarkson University is studying the amount and the impact of salt collecting in the Cascade Lakes near Keene. Brian Mann spent a day with the scientists and sends this report.  Go to full article

Candidates Play on Water Diversion Issue

Great Lakes water has become an issue in this year's presidential campaign as both candidates try to pick up valuable votes in the swing states. Both of the major party candidates say they're against diverting the water to other states, and both say their opponent has been inconsistent on the issue. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Michael Leland has more.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Pristine Lakes

The Adirondacks can give the appearance of untouched wilderness, but almost everywhere, at some time in the past two centuries, humans have left their mark. Dr. Curt Stager tells Martha Foley about his quest for a "perfect" Adirondack Lake--unsettled, unstocked, and never affected by forest fire, logging, mining or pollution.  Go to full article

APA Meeting Today in Ray Brook

The Adirondack Park Agency meets today in Ray Brook. This meeting
is the first without veteran chairman Dick LeFebvre, who stepped down last month. The Agency is facing a laundry list of controversial issues, at a time when there's been turnover in top staff positions. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the Sonar controversy on Lake George and other issues.  Go to full article

Manmade Islands Stir Debate

For more than a hundred years, man has made changes to rivers and lakes. Locks, dams and redirecting waterways has raised water levels and increased river flows. One effect has been the near disappearance of islands that once provided habitat for fish, plants and birds. Some groups are trying to rebuild those islands. But the concept of a man-made island is not universally accepted. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl reports.  Go to full article

New Invasives Bill Calls for Cooperation

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that they hope will reinvigorate the fight against aquatic invasive species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush reports.  Go to full article

EPA To Give States Clean-Up Authority?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to give states more authority to decide whether to clean up pollution in rivers and lakes. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Jetski Bans Spread: Five Adirondack Towns Now Restrict Personal Watercraft

This week, the towns of North Elba and Chester moved to tighten restrictions on jetskis. Personal watercraft will be banned completely from Lake Placid. On Loon Lake, jetski-riders will face new age and speed limits. As Brian Mann reports, some locals, and some government officials, say the controls are unfair.  Go to full article

Water Quality Monitoring Program Available for Adirondacks Lakes and Ponds

A program to monitor water quality is looking for volunteers on Adirondack lakes and ponds. Martha Foley talks with Mike DeAngelo, of the Adirondack Watersheds Institute, who says acidity is only one concern.

For more information about the Adirondack Lake Assessment Program, contact Mike DeAngelo: 518-327-6270, or Peter Bauer: 518-251-4257  Go to full article

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