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A sample of "The Door Project" at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Photo: Hyde Collection
A sample of "The Door Project" at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls. Photo: Hyde Collection

Opening doors for creative teens

A new exhibit at the Hyde Collection in Glens Falls features old doors transformed into new works of art by area teens. Todd Moe talks with the Hyde's curator of education, June Leary, about The Door Project.  Go to full article

No paperless office yet

When the computer-age took off in the 1990s, lots of people thought we'd use a lot less paper. But that hasn't happened. Julie Grant reports on why environmentalists are so concerned about all the paper we're still using in our offices and homes.  Go to full article

The price or recyclables

If you want to get a sense of how the overall economy is doing, look outside your window the night before garbage and recycling day. Last fall, you'd have seen trucks full of cardboard circling the neighborhood. By winter, the cardboard poachers had disappeared. That's because wastepaper - like other recyclables - feeds into a multi-billion dollar global commodities market that rises and falls just like housing prices and stocks. Amy Standen has more.  Go to full article

Recycling your Christmas tree

Most cities discourage you from throwing your Christmas tree away. Rebecca Williams takes a look at what you can do with your tree.  Go to full article

State to fund recycling programs

Governor Spitzer's office is doling out $26-million for recycling programs across New York. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

New Life For Old Running Shoes

Runners often wonder what to do with their shoes once the treads have worn too low to give enough foot support. People who have donated old shoes to charities or thrown them away have a new option now... a "sneaker recycling program." As part of an ongoing series called "Your Choice; Your Planet," the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Skye Rohde reports.  Go to full article

Getting the Toxics Out of Cars

The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert takes a look at new efforts by car companies to take the toxics out of cars, and the challenges they face in this job.  Go to full article

Auto Emissions: It's Not Just the Tailpipe

When we think of car pollution, we're usually worried about the dirty exhaust coming from the tailpipe. But the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert takes a look at toxic chemicals in other parts of the car, and the latest push by environmentalists to get rid of them.  Go to full article

Captain Honk Gives New Meaning to Trash Fish

Trashy fish tales—we revisit the aquatic artwork of Captain Honk. Todd Moe reports.  Go to full article

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