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For 9 years running, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has spent part of his summers touring Canada’s Arctic regions, including this year’s Operation Nanook 14. He goes to wave the flag and bolster territorial claims in the area. He...
A progressive I know steadfastly maintains mainstream media is enslaved by tiresome voices from the right and the left. Just so much Tweedledum and Tweedledee, no real choice at all. There’s lots of room to debate the state of choice in...
The list of dangerous topics best avoided in polite company often includes religion, politics, money and sex. But what would be left to blog about if we honored that wisdom? So today I’ll hit up money. Specifically my new guilty pleasure,...
Slightly over a year after the July 6, 2013 inferno which claimed 47 lives in the Quebec town of Lac-Mégantic, the Canadian Press reported the locomotive from that rail disaster was up for auction. It was to have been included in an sale of...
“Navigable waters” is an awkward mouthful. Not a very sexy topic to the average layperson. But for some landowners and paddlers, them’s fighting words. Why? Because if a waterway is considered navigable, that comes with...

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Aug 31, 2014 — Alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations, a company has invented a novel way to help migratory fish over blocked rivers. It uses air pressure to fire them out of a cannon.
Aug 29, 2014 — Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.
Aug 29, 2014 — Two eruptions a half a world apart have caused evacuations and aviation warnings, but so far no injuries.


Consumer Consequences from APM: What would the world look like if everyone lived like you?

Court Rules EPA Must Regulate Ballast

Ballast water discharges from ocean freighters must be regulated by the U-S Environmental Protection Agency. That's the ruling of a California judge. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Sarah Hulett reports.  Go to full article

Environmental Protection Fund Approval Goes Down to the Wire

The new state budget provides $150 million for the Environmental Protection Fund sought by Governor Pataki in his executive budget, a record level and a 20 percent increase from last year. The EPF supports environmental programs statewide, including open space acquisitions and farmland preservation, pollution control, parks and waterfront revitalization , and municipal recycling. Neil Woodworth is executive director of the Adirondack Mountain Club. Like other advocates for environmental protection, he was watching the progress of the budget, and the Environmental Protection Fund, closely. He spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

Kyoto in Canada Hits a Roadblock

Canadian environmental groups fear political opposition may kill the Liberal government's plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly reports.  Go to full article
View of Lake Champlain from Split Rock area

APA Approves Plans For Lake Champlain, Indian Lake

The Adirondack Park Agency approved two new management plans last week. The documents will shape public recreation in the Siamese Ponds wilderness area, near Indian Lake,...  Go to full article
An elk with CWD.  Photo by Dr. Beth Williams, University of Wyoming, courtesy of CWD Alliance.

Officials Fight Odds to Stop Chronic Wasting Disease

State officials are trying to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease, or CWD, a fatal neurological disorder in deer and elk. It's thought to be transmitted through...  Go to full article

CWD - Lessons from Wisconsin

People in Wisconsin have lived with concerns about chronic wasting disease since the first case surfaced there over two years ago. It was found in a wild deer. So far, some...  Go to full article

Pro-Environment Group Sues APA, Town of Chester

A pro-environment group is suing the Adirondack Park Agency and the town of Chester in Warren County.  Go to full article

Preview: 3rd Annual Burt Symposium at SLU

A day long symposium at St. Lawrence University Thursday will take another look at the North Country's economic, environmental and educational vitality, and ways to encourage...  Go to full article

Living Out Aldo Leopold's Legacy

If you feel you just cannot live without wild things, you have something in common with a conservationist who's still
influencing conservation practices almost sixty...  Go to full article

Chronic Wasting Disease Hits Oneida County

Yesterday state officials confirmed the first case of chronic wasting disease in New York. It was found in a domesticated white-tailed deer in Oneida County. David...  Go to full article

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