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Terrorist Threats to Our Water Supply

Since the terrorist attacks on 9/11, things we used to take for granted as being safe are now being questioned. Resources essential to life can be used as vehicles for terrorists' attacks. Even drinking water is among those things now considered vulnerable. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Canada's Plans To Battle Farm Pollution

Seven people died and more than two thousand were made ill when e-coli bacteria contaminated Walkerton, Ontario's water supply more than two years ago. The contamination came from cattle manure that had leeched into the ground. Now, the government of Ontario has come out with its plans in an attempt to prevent another tragedy like Walkerton. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports.  Go to full article

Summer Gardening: Keeping the Soil Moist During the Dry Months

Todd Moe talks with Amy Ivy, horticulturist with the cooperative extension service of Clinton and Essex counties, about watering tips during hot, summer weather. How much is enough?  Go to full article

Mapping Canadian Groundwater

Canadian researchers are studying groundwater in the Great Lakes basin to determine if the water supply will meet the future needs of humans and wildlife. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly has this report.  Go to full article

Preserving the Tug Hill Region

More than a million dollars was recently earmarked to preserve 45-thousand acres of land in the Tug Hill Region. It's called the East Branch of Fish Creek Project and it will protect the area's natural resources while opening the land for public recreational use. Martha Foley reports.  Go to full article

Clinton Wants Federal Money to Protect Upstate Water Supplies

Senator Hillary Clinton says she wants federal money to be made available in the upcoming Bioterrorism Bill to help upstate communities protect their water supplies.  Go to full article

Cleaning the "North Coast"

David Sommerstein talks with Linda Gibbs, Natural Resources Coordinator for the New York State Tug Hill Commission, about last weekend's "North Coast" conference in Rochester. Agencies and citizens are looking for ways to clean the shoreline of Lake Ontario, from Cape Vincent and Sackets Harbor in the East to Niagara-on-the-Lake in the West. Much of the water from the Tug Hill drains into Lake Ontario.  Go to full article

Commentary: Watching the Drought

Most of New York is watching to see if last summer's drought will continue. Commentator Elle Berger is watching water levels, too, but has a new perspective.  Go to full article

American Rivers Releases List of Endangered Rivers

A watchdog group is out with its annual list of endangered rivers, and this year it's placing most of the blame for damage to the rivers on one government agency. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

Walkerton Water Tragedy Revisited

The consequences of the tainted water tragedy in southern Ontario are still being assessed. Seven people died and more than two thousand were made sick nearly two years ago when the bacteria, e-coli, was found in drinking water in Walkerton, Ontario. Environmentalists across the Great Lakes are concerned that unless the lessons of Walkerton are learned on both sides of the border, water supplies will again be placed at risk. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dan Karpenchuk reports.
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