Apr 18, 2003 — A poll released Thursday finds a majority of voters are very concerned about the most dangerous toxic chemicals, like mercury, dioxin, and PCBs. Environmentalists see the poll as a mandate for elected officials to pass laws removing the chemicals from air and water. David Sommerstein has more. Go to full article
Jan 10, 2003 — There are three major questions often asked when considering the environmental health of a body of water. Can you drink the water? Can you swim in it? And, can you eat the fish? Often the answer to the last question is very complicated. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports. Go to full article
Jul 02, 2002 — The final report from a study of mercury levels in Adirondack loons is out. It finds that 17 percent of the birds scientists sampled last summer had high enough levels of mercury to affect their reproduction and behavior. The findings suggest that acid rain's effects on the Adirondack Park have spread throughout the food chain. But the long term effects are still to be determined. Brian Mann was with the researchers late last summer, and reported on what were then the preliminary findings. Go to full article
Jul 02, 2002 — Martha Foley talks with Adirondack loon researcher Nina Schoch about the final report from the loon and mercury study, other threats to loons in the Adirondacks, and a census coming up later this month. Go to full article
May 14, 2002 — Coal burning power plants in the Midwest are considered the number one cause of acid rain. Smokestacks pump out tons of sulfur and mercury that drifts north and east, poisoning Adirondack lakes and forests. The toxic pollution is also a threat to small towns that neighbor the power plants. Last summer, "blue clouds of sulfur gas" blanketed the village of Cheshire, Ohio. But rather than clean up their emissions, the utility company has agreed to a surprising solution. American Electric Power is buying the entire town for twenty million dollars. Natalie Walston explains. Go to full article
Mar 29, 2002 — Researchers in the Adirondacks are working to learn more about the common loon. The latest field study is raising questions about mercury contamination in the lakes and ponds where the loons live. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Aug 23, 2001 — Researchers in the Adirondacks are working to learn more about the common loon. The latest field study is raising questions about mercury contamination in the lakes and ponds where the loons live. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jul 06, 2001 — Several states are considering ways to reduce emissions from coal-burning power plants. Wisconsin could become the first state in the nation to issue rules requiring large mercury reductions. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chuck Quirmbach reports. Go to full article
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