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Coping With Drought in the Garden

Horticulturist Amy Ivy of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton and Essex Counties talks with Martha Foley about strategies for getting plants enough water until it rains.  Go to full article

Adk Memorial Day Weekend Cool, Wet, with Patches of Sun

This Memorial Day weekend hasn't been quite as gray or wet as forecasters predicted. Showers and thunderstorms have swept the north country, but there've also been patches of sunshine. After a wet, chilly spring, locals and tourists are hoping for a quick change-over to summer. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Return to Snowball Earth

Some scientists believe that the entire Earth was locked in ice between 600,00 and 700,000 years ago. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss the increasingly popular "Snowball Earth" theory, and how it affected the course of life.  Go to full article
A transportation worker clears debris from a bridge over the East Branch of the Ausable River near Keene.
A transportation worker clears debris from a bridge over the East Branch of the Ausable River near Keene.

Floods Hit Essex County

Heavy rains Saturday and Sunday triggered flooding in parts of Essex County. Roads were closed near Keene, Jay, and Elizabethtown. Brian Mann has details.  Go to full article

Dry Conditions Spark More Burn Bans

Franklin County is the latest to issue a ban on burning trash or debris outdoors. St. Lawrence and Jefferson Counties also have bans in place. Nearly two weeks with little or no rainfall and lots of sun have led to hundreds of brush fires across the North Country. Volunteer fire departments are being stretched thin. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence County Warns Against Burning

St. Lawrence County is asking its residents not to burn grass or trash outside until conditions get wetter. Almost 30 fires burned out of control in just two days in the county. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

A Perfect Igloo the Easy Way

With winter still in full swing, it's not too late for new ways to enjoy the snow. A Potsdam man is on a mission to spread the word on a foolproof method for building an igloo for children. Miles Manchester's design uses three inflatable tubes and takes an hour and a half to complete. He even posted step-by-step instructions on a website. Manchester told David Sommerstein his is easier to make than a traditional snow block igloo.  Go to full article

Snow Drought "A Disaster" For North Country Tourism

Rain fell again yesterday across much of the North Country. The shortage of snow this winter has been brutal for anyone in the north country who likes to ski or snowmobile. The season has been even more painful for business owners who rely on winter tourists. One group of tourism advocates now say the "snow drought" could qualify the region for economic disaster relief. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Pre-Modern Climate Change

The study of global warming usually focuses on man-made increases in greenhouse gases caused by modern industrialization. But Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley look at a theory that traces the human impact on global climate back to the dawn of agriculture.  Go to full article

A Winter Without Snow

Despite the cold, there's little snow on the ground in much of the North Country. The Olympic Regional Development Authority has rescheduled the Lake Placid Loppet, an annual 50 km cross-country ski race, due to lack of snow. Ski centers and snowmobile clubs around the region have also struggled. Martha Foley talks with Brian Mann about the tough winter and its impact on the winter sports industry.  Go to full article

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