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Bill McKibben (Photo:  Nancie Battaglia)
Bill McKibben (Photo: Nancie Battaglia)

A Fresh Start on the Environment: "There's no more going down the road we're on"

This week, we're airing a series of interviews called "A Fresh Start." We've asked some of the country's most compelling thinkers to make recommendations for president-elect Barack Obama. One of the big questions that will face the new administration is the environment and climate change. Back in 1989, author and activist Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, one of the first major books about global warming. McKibben spends part of each year in Johnsburg, in the Adirondacks. But he met with Brian Mann yesterday on a suburban street in Rutland, Vermont. With automobiles chugging past and a hailstorm sweeping over the Green Mountains, McKibben said Obama's election offers a chance for real action.  Go to full article

Dirt on the Coal Supply

Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama are trying to sell us on a clean energy future. And they've got a laundry list of ideas, including conservation, solar and wind power, and safer nuclear energy. But they both want to tweak an old reliable fuel, too. That would be American coal. Shawn Allee looks at why McCain and Obama are gung-ho on coal.  Go to full article

NY Democrats gather in Denver

New York's top politicians are gathered in Denver, for four days of receptions, speech making, and hopefully, they say, political unity. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Siena Poll: Obama's lead in New York slipping

A new poll finds that Barack Obama is not doing as well as expected among potential New York voters. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Roundtatble: politics keeps a high profile in New York and the North Country

With Republicans defending just a one seat majority in the state Senate, the race for the 48th Senate District seat has broad significance for New York. That was the first question this morning when David Sommerstein joined Martha Foley and Brian Mann for a roundtable on state and national politics.  Go to full article

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