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News stories tagged with "watermilfoil"

Audio Postcard: An Invasive Species in Lake George's Most Popular Bays

A political fight is underway over the use of a chemical herbicide in Lake George. For years, local residents have watched with alarm as an invasive plant species called Eurasian watermilfoil spread into bays and coves, choking out native plants. The issue is now the subject of intense lobbying in Albany. In the summer of 2001, Brian Mann traveled to Lake George to see the problem first hand. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

Watermilfoil Herbicide Talks Underway in Lake George

Private talks are underway over a plan to use a chemical herbicide in Lake George. The chemical--known as "sonar"--could help in the fight against Eurasian watermilfoil. Critics say it will also kill native plants that are already endangered. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Lake George Debates Watermilfoil Herbicide Use

A hearing was held last night in Lake George to discuss the use of the chemical SONAR to kill the invasive weed watermilfoil in the lake. Environmentalists say it would hurt water quality, while local government officials favor using the herbicide. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

New Chemical To Fight Eurasian Watermilfoil

A new chemical weapon is deployed in Lake George in the war on invasive plant species. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Slowing the Spread of Non-native Species

In the North Country, we often hear about non-native invasive species that are spreading in our lakes and rivers. Zebra mussels and Eurasian watermilfoil have been problems here for years. Now, a new effort is underway to slow invasive species that are arriving by land. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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