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Back in the day when Emma Lazarus’ “huddled masses” braved dangerous ocean crossings to make a new life in America, they would go on to reference “the old country”, be that Italy, Ireland, Poland or what have...
Newsflash for bird lovers: the Great Blue Herons are back on the nest at the Cornell webcam site. You can see the lovely big birds, hear the sounds of early spring at the Ornithology Lab (including the occasional heron honk and squawk) and follow...
It’s March 1…lion or lamb day. Why March 1? Well, here’s the Farmers’ Almanac take on it. I stopped by the St. Lawrence University bookstore this morning, and shot a couple of campus pictures, trying to decide if...
Oh, spring is getting so close I can almost taste it! Despite the wet snow cover, the days are noticeably longer, the sun is higher in the sky, and the buckets are out. Jeffrey Jenness of Orebed Sugar Shack in DeKalb Junction says it’s been...
Every few years news stories circulate about how advanced the Netherlands is at preventing devastating flooding. Sometimes that’s because of current events like Katrina, or Sandy. Other times the tone of coverage is simple awe at stupendous...
News stories tagged with "weather"
by Martha Foley
Apr 02, 2004 — Bill McKibben has been working on global warming since 1989. McKibben is a journalist, author and environmentalist. That year, his book, The End of Nature, sounded one of the first alarms about global warming. In the years since, science has confirmed his fears, and has predicted alarming consequences of global warming. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Apr 02, 2004 — The commission charged with reviewing security before and after the terrorist attacks of September 11 hasn't finished its work yet, but two days of public hearings last week gave a glimpse of its progress. But commentator Robert Dickie wonders about how we will face an even bigger threat to our security and safety. Go to full article
Mar 17, 2004 — Deep in the layering of this long winter's snow, Fortune 500 refugee-turned-writer Fred Schneider once again finds himself battling his big business inclination to improve everything, in his essay on improvement of the weather. Go to full article
Mar 09, 2004 — The St. Lawrence Seaway is scheduled to open another shipping season on March 25th. Observers warn letting giant freighters into the St. Lawrence too early can damage riverside ecology and homes. They also worry about the nightmare scenario of an oil spill trapped under ice. As David Sommerstein reports, the Seaway has made compromises over how it chooses an opening date, but critics still fear economics trumps the environment. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Mar 08, 2004 — Ice jams on the Great Chazy river in Clinton County triggered flooding over the weekend that forced some residents to evacuate. A state of emergency was declared Sunday in the village of Champlain. Flooding was also reported on the Chateaugay River in Quebec. Brian Mann has details. Go to full article
Mar 04, 2004 — The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker "Simcoe" will begin clearing the St. Lawrence Seaway shipping channel next week. The "Simcoe" will set off Monday, March 8th from Prescott, across the river from Ogdensburg, and work its way upriver. Go to full article
Feb 16, 2004 — Environmentalists are praising Canada's new prime minister for his promise to meet the goals laid out by the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Jan 19, 2004 — An ice jam on the Salmon River triggered a flood through the weekend, forcing residents in Malone to evacuate at least eight homes. As frigid water filled living rooms and basements, rescue crews worked to help people care for pets and recover some of their possessions. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
Jan 02, 2004 — Satellite imaging shows that spring thaws in the northern latitudes are happening almost a day earlier each year. Environmental scientists worry that faster melts could accelerate global warming. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Corbin Sullivan explains. Go to full article