Human waste is getting some good press lately. Watertown is moving forward with plans to overhaul the wastewater treatment plant – so it can turn sewage sludge into energy. The city recently got a grant from the New York State Energy...
Nov 12, 2004 — A new multi-state initiative to reduce air pollution from burn barrels and other forms of trash burning is receiving mixed reviews in New York. Last week the Department of Environmental Conservation joined with 7 Northeast states and the U.S. EPA to work to stop backyard burning. As David Sommerstein reports, the announcement has rekindled the volatile issue of a statewide burn ban. Go to full article
Nov 08, 2004 — State environmental officials are renewing attention to the health and environmental dangers of burning trash outdoors. The Department of Environmental Conservation has joined with 7 northeast states and the EPA in a campaign to reduce backyard burning. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Nov 28, 2003 — This week new Federal Communications Commission rules went into effect. Millions of cell phone users can keep their phone numbers if they switch companies. That means millions of old cell phones could be left behind. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Rebecca Williams has more. Go to full article
Jun 22, 2001 — A report says Canada has become a haven for hazardous waste generated in the U.S. Companies in the Great Lakes region use lower standards in Ontario and Quebec to dispose of the waste more cheaply. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article