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Scientists Call For Stronger Canadian Endangered Species Protection

More than 1300 US and Canadian scientists are asking the Canadian government to strengthen proposed legislation that would protect endangered species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly explains.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Bird Migration

How do birds discover their migration routes? Are they taught, is it instinct, or a special sense? Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss what's known and what's guessed.  Go to full article

Great Lakes "Fishcam" Gets You to the Bottom of Things

If you've ever been curious about what goes on at the bottom of the world's largest lake, you can take a look for yourself--and you don't even have to get wet.

A device called the "fishcam" is sitting under 35 feet of water in Lake Superior and it's now sending pictures to the Internet. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Chris Julin has the story.  Go to full article

Mercury Contamination in Lakes Harms the Common Loon

Researchers in the Adirondacks are working to learn more about the common loon. The latest field study is raising questions about mercury contamination in the lakes and ponds where the loons live. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

Rabies Vaccination Program is Dramatic Success

Rabies numbers drop dramatically in St. Lawrence County. What started as an experiment has become the first line of defense against a disease once considered to be of epidemic proportion. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Backyard Fish Ponds

The St. Lawrence County Soil and Water Conservation District is helping local residents start a fish pond in their backyards or stock an existing pond. Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Close Encounters of the Furred Kind, Part 2

This summer, dozens of hikers in the Adirondacks have had close encounters with black bears. The animals are looking for picnic baskets, not prey, but state forest rangers worry that inexperienced campers could get hurt. In this second of a two-part series, Brian Mann joined a hunt organized to identify and tag the most aggressive bears.  Go to full article

Close Encounter of the Furred Kind

Brian Mann has a close encounter with bears that have been making the Adirondack wilderness experience more dramatic than many campers want.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Robins

The American Robin is a type of thrush, while what Europeans call a robin looks more like a bluebird. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley profile the iconic bird of spring.  Go to full article

Bear Troubles in the Adirondacks

The black bear problem continues in the High Peaks. A safe visit is still possible, but campers need good information and the proper equipment. Brian Mann reports.  Go to full article

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