Mar 07, 2014 — We're just about two weeks away from the first day of spring, but if you look out the window there's still lots of snow and ice across our region. Birds are starting to return, though, and Connor Stedman is watching, and listening.
Stedman is a lifelong naturalist with years of experience sharing nature awareness and traditional skills with students of all ages. He's the director of the Vermont Wilderness School and teaches classes in bird language, wild crafting, and land stewardship around the Northeast. He'll give a lecture tonight at 7:00 at the Whallonsburgh Grange Hall titled "Bird Language through the Seasons" and then he'll lead a field class tomorrow, trekking outside to listen for winter bird language and watch for behavior.
During the lecture he'll review the basics of bird language and explore how birds journey through the seasons, and how they strategize to survive, especially during a tough winter like this one. He spoke this morning with Todd Moe. Go to full article
Mar 06, 2014 — ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The New York state Senate has approved legislation designed to hold criminals responsible for the environmental damage occurring during their crimes.
Sponsors say current criminal mischief statutes don't adequately address environmental devastation, so the bill would make crimes that result in large-scale environmental damage a class C felony. Go to full article
Mar 05, 2014 — Three towns in Vermont are pushing back against a plan to build a natural gas pipeline connecting to the International Paper mill in Ticonderoga. At Town Meeting Day... Go to full article
Mar 05, 2014 — MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) Lowell voters are standing behind their support for a 21-turbine industrial wind power project making electricity on a ridge above the northern Vermont... Go to full article
Mar 04, 2014 — BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) A new coalition of labor groups, farmers, landowners and businesses from New York counties along the Pennsylvania border is calling on state officials... Go to full article
Mar 04, 2014 — Filmmaker and ecologist John D. Liu is in the North Country this week. He's meeting with students and giving a talk "Choosing the Pathway to Sustainability: Ecological... Go to full article
Mar 03, 2014 — New York State has set a goal to generate 30 percent of electricity demand from renewable sources by 2015. And wind power will have to play a major role to meet that goal.... Go to full article