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New Pollution Monitoring Equipment Better and Cheaper

Industry and regulatory agencies are often using decades-old technology to monitor pollution. But a new government report indicates a much better job could be done--often for less money. Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Improved Ethanol Production Technique Could Be Boon to Farm Economy

Government researchers may have found a cheaper way to produce ethanol. That could become a major boon to Midwest farmers. Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Jonathan Ahl reports.  Go to full article

Power Grid Groans Under Heat Wave Load

New York's power supply is expected to break a new record peak level today as the hot weather saps energy from the power grid. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Still No Price Spike Protection for NYS Energy Market

Officials at New York's power grid still haven't obtained permission they say is needed to prevent generators from manipulating the market.  Go to full article

Watching the Summer Stars

The summer solstice and watching the stars--Martha Foley talks with St. Lawrence University astronomer Dr. Aileen O'Donoghue.  Go to full article

Readers & Writers: Neuromancer by William Gibson

With Neuromancer guest William Gibson did more than launch a highly successful and disturbing novel of science fiction, he launched an entire sub-genre now known as "cyberpunk"--dystopian, noir, and bleeding-edge in its technological speculations. Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson co-host.  Go to full article

State Senate Webcast Begins

The state Senate has begun wedcasting its proceedings on the Internet. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

How Climate Change Could Affect North Country Weather

A conversation about how global climate change could affect weather in the North Country. David Sommerstein talks with the director of the Great Lakes Regional Assessment study.  Go to full article

Computers in Tractors: Surfing the South Forty

These days computers are everywhere--your car, home, office desk and even toasters. Now researchers want to install computers in another place--farmers' tractors. Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Grossman reports.  Go to full article

Sustainable Energy Fair in Canton

On Saturday in Canton, hundreds of people took a crash course in energy issues of a different kind. As a part of Earth Day weekend, the North Country Sustainable Energy Fair exhibited an array of energy alternatives... production without new power plants or oil wells, and consumption without higher bills. David Sommerstein was there and takes us on a sustainable energy tour.  Go to full article

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