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Kids with flags and Governor Pataki gather to break ground for the Natural History Museum in Tupper Lake
Kids with flags and Governor Pataki gather to break ground for the Natural History Museum in Tupper Lake

Ground Broken for Adk. Natural History Museum

Officials broke ground on the Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks in Tupper Lake yesterday. The $20-million dollar project, on 31 acres of land, will feature an observation tower, a picnic area, nature trails and a 20-foot waterfall. Todd Moe spoke with some of those who attended Sunday's groundbreaking, including museum board trustee Jim Ellis, who says it's expected to boost tourism, while educating people about the natural, historical and cultural resources of the Adirondacks.  Go to full article
Mary's art includes furniture and various silks with impressions of leaves, weeds and flowers
Mary's art includes furniture and various silks with impressions of leaves, weeds and flowers

Gardening Inspires Clayton Interior Design Diva

Mary Dial is a gardener, interior designer and artist. Her Clayton home is surrounded by nearly a dozen gardens. During the spring, summer and fall you'll find Mary tending her flowers. But she spends the long winters bringing the outdoors inside. She creates pillows, tables, mirrors and upholstered furniture in her studio using shells, beads and pressed flowers from her gardens. The Handweaving Museum and Arts Center in Clayton opens an exhibit of her work tonight. Todd Moe asked Mary where her talent and inspiration come from.  Go to full article

The Stellar Wonders of Autumn

Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue about solar storms, northern lights and a lunar eclipse.  Go to full article

Increase in Households Pressures Environment

An increase in the number of households throughout the world is threatening the environment, according to new research in the scientific journal Nature. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner explains.  Go to full article

Climate Change Affecting Backyard Wildlife

A recent study in the scientific journal Nature suggests that effects of global warming can be seen in people's backyards. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner reports.  Go to full article

Recapturing Music's Roots

These days a lot of modern music depends heavily on technology. Guitars are electric and beats electronic. But since ancient times human beings have found a way to make music with the things they found in nature. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney has the story of one man who is helping his neighbors rediscover the roots of music.  Go to full article

Region's Champion Tree Cloned for 9/11 Tribute

Tomorrow, nine trees will be planted at the Pentagon as a memorial to the victims of September 11th. The trees are clones of the nation's largest red ash. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Tamar Charney reports.  Go to full article

Indian Creek Nature Center Celebrates 30 Years

The Indian Creek Nature Center at the Upper and Lower lakes Wildlife Conservation Area is celebrating its 30th anniversary Saturday. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Handedness

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager talk about "handedness" in people, lobsters and toads.  Go to full article

Hummingbirds: The Tropical Connection

Martha Foley talks with naturalist Bill Hilton Jr. about how to protect hummingbirds in North America and the tropics. Hilton is Executive Director of the Hilton Pond Center for Piedmont Natural History in South Carolina. He'll give a lecture at 4:00 this afternoon in St. Lawrence University's Hepburn Auditorium.  Go to full article

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