The Albany Times-Union ran a fun piece over the weekend looking at the way GPS navigation systems lead motorists astray when driving through the Adirondacks.
Writer Brian Nearing tells the tale of a couple returning home to Syracuse from a wedding...
Oct 07, 2005 — The head of the St. Lawrence Seaway in Canada says expanding the waterway's locks and channels is off the table, at least for 20 years. He made the remarks at a maritime industry conference in Toronto this week. As David Sommerstein reports, a local group praised the comments, but still has some concerns. Go to full article
May 31, 2002 — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is putting the finishing touches on a preliminary study of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway system - what Corps officials call a "snapshot" of shipping on the waters. It recommends a more detailed, and more expensive, study that would consider building wider locks and deeper channels for bigger ships. Any possible construction would be years or even decades away. But seaway expansion critics are determined to stop the process in its tracks. David Sommerstein has this report. Go to full article
Sep 27, 2001 — How do birds discover their migration routes? Are they taught, is it instinct, or a special sense? Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss what's known and what's guessed. Go to full article
Jul 19, 2001 — Some of the world's smartest creatures appear to become confused, beaching themselves in large numbers with tragic consequences. How can this happen? Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss stranded whales. Go to full article
Mar 15, 2001 — With so much snow still on the ground, spring can seem a long way off. But on the frigid St. Lawrence there is a sign of the warm days to come. Huge icebreakers are clearing a path for the international freighters that use the Seaway nine months of the year. After a long winter, the interior of North America will soon re-open to the Atlantic Ocean, and the rest of the world. David Sommerstein climbed aboard the Robinson Bay for one of the tugboat's first missions of the season--breaking ice in the canal between Eisenhower and Snell Locks near Massena. Go to full article
Mar 02, 2001 — After a period of public comment, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking into navigational improvements for the entire Great Lakes system. The study could result in improvements to ports, docks, and shipping channels in the 5 lakes and along the St. Lawrence River. As David Sommerstein reports, it could also pose a threat to the marine ecosystem. Go to full article