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This woodpecker in the Adirondacks seems unfazed by the cold weather
This woodpecker in the Adirondacks seems unfazed by the cold weather

Spring snows may hurt birds more than bugs

Before we were blanketed with spring snows, black flies and plenty of other bugs were already buzzing in the warm, April air.

Now, that buzz has all but died away.

Paul Smiths College biology professor Curt Stager tells Jonathan Brown the snow and cooler temperatures could affect birds more than insects--even though many people assume spring snows mean a more bug-free summer.  Go to full article
Garlic under the snow in Potsdam. Photo by Ed Clark.
Garlic under the snow in Potsdam. Photo by Ed Clark.

Power out, schools closed by winter's parting shot

A spring storm blanketed parts of northern New York and New England with more than a foot of snow overnight. The snow began falling yesterday morning. It's expected to continue through this morning.

The heavy snow has brought tree limbs down on power lines, causing scattered outages in a swath from southern St. Lawrence County, and along the Canadian border into Vermont. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

The going rate for ski lift tickets

Winter is just around the corner and with it another ski season in the North Country. As skiers and snowboarders prepare for another winter, some may be taking a closer look at what they can afford for lift ticket prices this season, given the state of the economy. Chris Knight compared the rates at two of the North Country's biggest ski centers, Whiteface Mountain and Gore Mountain, to those of comparable resorts in the Northeast. He found that while the two state-run mountains are by no means cheap, they're also not the most expensive.  Go to full article

Turning the ski slopes green

Back in February, President Obama proposed $150 billion to employ people in "green collar jobs," The idea was to create jobs that benefited the environment. But he also wanted to boost the economy. A ski resort wanted to go one step ahead. So it hired a new employee to help its 2,500 acres "go green." Irene Noguchi reports.  Go to full article

Heard Up North: Digging Out the Mailbox

North Country winters are full of little pleasures...and pains. David Sommerstein bumped into a new homeowner outside Canton facing the latter. Here's a Heard Up North...  Go to full article

Storm cleanup continues

This past weekend's severe storms left more than a foot of snow across the region. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article

A Swedish rite of spring

It's spring and there is no shortage of rituals and traditions surrounding the arrival of the season of renewal. Many early peoples celebrated for the basic reason that their food supplies would soon be restored. Longer days and more sunlight are a big deal here in the North Country, as well as parts of Canada, Alaska and northern Europe. Colton artist Irja Boden grew up in Sweden where longer days begin as a speck on the late-winter horizon.  Go to full article

State of emergency in Tupper Lake

The power is still out, schools are closed and a state of emergency continues today in Tupper Lake after a weekend winter storm that coated trees and power lines with a mixture of freezing rain and heavy, wet snow. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Weather lingo: what are snow showers?

You hear the term "snow showers" every so often in NCPR weather forecasts. But who comes up with these descriptions? What are "snow showers" compared to "light snow" or "flurries?" Todd Moe spoke with Burlington meteorologist Conor Lahiff to try to clear up the sometimes confusing language in weather forecasts. So, what exactly are "snow showers?"  Go to full article

Safe footing and green lawns

Martha Foley and horticulturist Amy Ivy talk about keeping sidewalks and driveways clear of snow and ice while protecting the environment. Salt? Sand? Sometimes it takes just a little more "elbow grease".  Go to full article

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