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Peak fall colors arrive

It's late September and colorful peak fall foliage is expected in parts of the North Country this weekend. Todd Moe talks with Jim Carroll, of Tupper Lake. He and his wife are fall foliage spotters in the Adirondacks for the state tourism office.  Go to full article

Fall colors on the eve of autumn

The autumn equinox occurs at 12:03 am Saturday. Bright fall colors are starting to dominate the Adirondack landscape. Todd Moe chats with Raquette Lake resident Jackie Hornstein for a fall foliage update.  Go to full article

Vermont walk promotes global warming solutions

Vermonters have organized a five-day walk from Ripton to Burlington this Labor Day weekend to call attention to global climate change. The walk culminates Monday afternoon with a gathering on Burlington's Battery Park. Todd Moe talks with noted author Bill McKibben, one of the organizers of this weekend's walk, about promoting dialogue and action on behalf of a clean energy future.  Go to full article

Firefighters stay sharp out West

Heavy rains this summer have meant few forest fires in the Adirondacks. North Country firefighters returned this month from keeping their skills sharp in the dry West. Adam Pickett was among a 19-person crew from New York that worked on the Bald and Rush forest fires in southern and northern California for two weeks. Pickett is a DEC forest ranger in the Old Forge-Herkimer County area. He told David Sommerstein he was part of a hand crew that fights wildfires on foot.  Go to full article

Grid passes heatwave test

The operators of New York's power grid say the electrical system passed the test during this week's heat wave, and stood up to record usage with no major problems. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Keeping the cows cool

We were wondering how dairy farms cope with the heat. Martha Foley called Molly Ames, a farm business educator with the Cornell Cooperative Extension Service in Jefferson County. Martha wanted to know if she had any personal experience farming.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Keeping Cool?

With heat indices climbing into triple-digits on Tuesday, how are you keeping cool? From the airconditioned aisles of the P&C in Potsdam...to Postwood Park in Hannawa Falls...  Go to full article

Air conditioning: A Texan assessment

Speaking of the heat, commentator Paul Willcott is old enough to remember Texas without air conditioning. He agrees that cool indoor spaces set people free in some ways, but he's young enough to enjoy far more significant progress.  Go to full article

Heard up North: Keeping Cool, Part II

The streets of Canton were practically deserted during the hottest hours on Tuesday afternoon. But our intern David White met 2 moms and 8 kids coming out of the Canton Free Library. They told him what they hoped for to keep cool...  Go to full article
"Your Logo Here": Dan Sullivan-Catlin, Derek Maus, Kevin Smith and David Brown in the NCPR studio
"Your Logo Here": Dan Sullivan-Catlin, Derek Maus, Kevin Smith and David Brown in the NCPR studio

A song to celebrate July's weather

The Potsdam band Your Logo Here reviews this month's weather -- muggy, buggy and rain. Their improvised "Weather Happened" segment was part of a live performance last night on Open Studio, NCPR's monthly arts program.  Go to full article

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