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Adirondack postcard: Raquette Falls, with no bugs and no mud

After last week's blast of snow, it's finally starting to feel really summery outside. Brian Mann went for a hike near Tupper Lake, looking for spring flowers. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Ed Kanze watches the treeline from a bridge along the Saranac River (Photo:  Brian Mann)
Ed Kanze watches the treeline from a bridge along the Saranac River (Photo: Brian Mann)

On Earth Day, looking down, looking up and listening

Before the first Earth Day, 40 years ago, there was no Environmental Protection Agency. No Clean Water, Clean Air or Endangered Species Acts. No concerns about global warming. There was little public understanding at all of the changes humans have inflicted on the planet.

Now, there is plenty of bad news about the Earth. But some things remain pretty much the same, and will persist long into the future if passionate scientists, researchers, and just-plain-folk have their way.

For this 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day, we have a collaborative postcard from the outdoors, from Brian Mann, and Nancy Cohen of WNPR in Hartford, Conn.

Northeast environmental reporting is made possible, in part, by a grant from United Technologies, and is part of NPR's Local News Initiative  Go to full article

Woodland Wildflowers: Tips for Going Native

Spring is show time for the flowers of the forest. Horticulturist Amy Ivy has advice on growing wildflowers in your backyard. She says buy wildflower plants or seeds from a reputable nursery, since it's usually best to leave natural habitats undisturbed.  Go to full article

"Woodsy" Wildflowers: Among the first Blossoms of Spring

Martha Foley talks with horticulturist Amy Ivy about the dos and don'ts of growing wildflowers in the garden, from Spring Beauty to Lady Slippers.  Go to full article

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