From NCPR Blogs:
The arrival of red-breasted robins is generally taken as a sign of spring, something many will be eager to welcome this year. But here’s more for the “I-did-not-know-that” file: some robins stick around, all year. Even in a...
Bias alert: I like winter. Maybe that’s because I’m not from these parts and haven’t had time to get sick of it yet. But I love the beauty, the way it changes all the time, all the winter sports, cosy sitting beside a crackling...
Sorry for the pessimistic headline, but this item is just plain gloomy. The already-precipitous decline of migratory monarch butterflies just got worse. As reported this past week by the New York Times, the most current measurement of the...
From the “no foolin’!” file, this today: As it’s currently colder than a witch’s teat in the North Country, and has been on and off since the end of last year, the social service agencies that administer the federal...
Hi! Interesting note about the ongoing effects of this week’s terrible weather is that, at least for today, our mail is going super local here in Canton. After a note came into the St. Lawrence University email list saying there wouldn’t...
News stories tagged with "weather"
Aug 25, 2004 — For the North Country's dairy farmers, summer is the time to grow nutritious feed to get the herd through the winter. And from the layperson's perspective, it looks like the cold and rain have stunted the crops. Yesterday, David Sommerstein went out to the cornfields of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County to find out how farmers are faring. He spoke with agronomist Pete Barney, who says it's been a challenge. Go to full article
by Brian Mann
Aug 25, 2004 — Farmers aren't the only ones who've struggled with this year's wet, chilly summer. Tourist businesses across the north country are suffering through a tough season. So are parents with kids who like to go swimming. Brian Mann spoke with Brooke Taber, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service In Burlington, who says we will get a last gasp of real summer. Go to full article
Aug 19, 2004 — From late summer to December is hurricane season. Dr. Curt Stager talks with Martha Foley about how these counterclockwise storms form, and about their signature features--the deceptively calm eye, and the often-deadly storm surge. Go to full article
Aug 18, 2004 — The International Joint Commission is four years into a five-year, $20 million study of water flows in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River. It's looking at how water levels affect everything on or in the water - from harbor drafts in Montreal to boaters in the Thousand Islands to muskee in the St. Lawrence to homeowners outside Rochester. The IJC is holding meetings in Massena tonight and Alexandria Bay tomorrow to gather public input. Dalton Foster, Massena, is president of the International Water Levels Coalition, a grassroots citizen group. He's the former chairman of the public input branch of the IJC study. He told David Sommerstein the St. Lawrence Seaway and Massena power dam forever altered the way water flows to the ocean. Go to full article
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