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In 2013, the Northern New York Agricultural Development Program (NNYADP) is funding research to evaluate the agricultural benefits and environmental impacts of using tile drainage on farms. The use of tile drainage has been a critical best management practice on American farms since 1835. In the early 1900s, William H. Miner, for whom the agricultural [...]
Commentary: ARTA Rail Trail, Economic No-Brainer – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.
From the Office of State Senator Betty Little A proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow for a land exchange between New York State and NYCO Minerals, Inc. located in Essex County won second passage today in the Senate according to its sponsor, Senator Betty Little. The exchange would enable NYCO to continue its wollastonite mining [...]
Watertown Daily Times | Caddisflies are missing from Ogdensburg, and no one really knows why.
From the office of Representative Bill Owens Washington, DC – This week, Congressman Bill Owens introduced legislation, the “Spending Reduction Act” (H.R. 2250), in support of federal spending cuts outlined in a series of reports by the General Accountability Office (GAO). Specifically, the Congressman’s legislation would require executive agencies to put into place the efficiencies identified by [...]
Watertown Daily Times | Biomass facility on Fort Drum officially opens on Friday.
By Adele Douglas This past Sunday two snapping turtles could be seen burying their eggs – one near the entrance to the Fellowship Center and the other in Little Ausable Park. This morning this mommy was trying her luck in Heyworth/Mason Park. Here are a few snapping turtle facts. From NYSDEC’s webpage about snapping turtles: [...]
The Inevitable Climate Catastrophe – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.
By John T. Ryan Peru residents interested in agriculture may have noticed a plant peeking through the corn stubble this spring. If things go as planned, they’ll see even more of this crop next year. On April 24th, several farmers gathered at Dimock Farms on Route 22B to hear agriculture and water pollution experts describe the [...]
Ash tree news: linking tree health to human health? « The In Box.
Boaters can curb spread of invasives » NEW TODAY… » Press-Republican.
Watertown Daily Times | Non-ethanol fuel catches on at north country gas stations; Nice N Easy is latest to join trend.
Out for trout in Lake Champlain | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com.
Adirondack Wildlife: Be Careful of Roadside Moose – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.
Skiers Seek To Maintain Backcountry Glades On Lyon Mt. – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.
APA Schedules Hearings On New State Lands – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.
Is the Adirondack Park an economic engine? « The In Box.
Commentary: NYCO’s Mining Amendment Is A Bad Idea – The Adirondack Almanack – The Adirondack Almanack.
Exploring Adirondack Park with the Governor :: Articles :: Gotham Magazine.
Shoreline Regs: It’s About Water Quality, Not Aesthetics | The Adirondack Almanack.
Click here for information from the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s 2012 “State of the Lake Report”
New York state buys Adirondack land from Nature Conservancy | syracuse.com.
Adirondack Birds: The Dark-Eyed Junco | The Adirondack Almanack.
Even on a windy, overcast day Ausable Marsh in spring is chocked full of birds. On just a short walk you can easily see over ten species. Pictured here are a red billed mystery bird (any ideas?), a tern, Canada Geese and an Osprey. The ones that got away inlcude a King Fisher diving for a fish, Red [...]
Essex County supervisors: Nesting study is for the birds – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com |
New Report: Lake Champlain Basin Flood Resilience | The Adirondack Almanack.
Posted: April 18th, 2013 under Adirondack Region News, Agricultural News, Business News, Education News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru/Regional History, State Government News.
Watertown Daily Times | Energy audit reaps savings for farmers.
Rabid fox bites person in Ausable » Local News » Press-Republican.
Court approves move to sue DEC, APA » Local News » Press-Republican.
By Donald McBrayer The Town Board held their regular meeting on Monday, April 9th. Everyone was in attendance. The Board discussed issues with the new Peru Town Court schedule. The Court’s convening time was recently moved from Tuesday at 5PM to 2PM. IN March, Judge James Kirby told the Board that a change in the [...]
Tribe: PCB remedy disappointing » Local News » Press-Republican.
Did the EPA put jobs ahead of the environment? « The In Box.
Plattsburgh, NY – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has finalized its Grasse River Superfund plan for Massena New York. As part of the plan, Alcoa is expected to assume $243 million in costs associated with the project. The announcement comes on the heels of Alcoa’s recent commitment to invest $52 million for [...]
Vallee takes Costco approval to court | Burlington Free Press | burlingtonfreepress.com.
Shorter winters chip away at a logging town’s future — The Daily Climate.
Legislators back APA clear-cutting idea » NEW TODAY… » Press-Republican.
Salmon Class of 2013 ready to graduate – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Saranac Lake region — Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Gov. Cuomo can’t win politically on natural-gas fracking decision – NYPOST.com.
Saratoga Springs, NY — On April 3, at the 2nd annual Northeast Agricultural Biomass Heating Seminar at the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo, Netaka White, Bionenergy Program Director of the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, will speak briefly about the recently released USDA Agricultural Research Service report on heating with switchgrass in the Northeastern US. “The report [...]
LCC: Cumberland Bay De-listed.
Exxon Mobil spent $2 million on pro-fracking NY ad campaign | Press & Sun-Bulletin | pressconnects.com.
$20M settlement for St. Lawrence River pollution – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Saranac Lake region — Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
New York State Sees Climate Change as Risk to Bondholders – Bloomberg.
Adirondack Wildlife: The Mink | The Adirondack Almanack.
NYPA, Lake Placid partner for hybrid bus – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Saranac Lake region — Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Sweets in store on maple weekends » NEW TODAY… » Press-Republican.
Lewis Family Farm sells two parcels for preservation » NEW TODAY… » Press-Republican.
NYS Makes Large Investment in Adirondack Broadband | The Adirondack Almanack.
Posted: March 7th, 2013 under Adirondack Region News, Business News, Environmental News, General News, Northern NY News, Peru/Regional History, State Government News, State Legislator News.
Snowmobile dreams – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com
FEMA approves 26 buyouts of Irene-damaged property – AdirondackDailyEnterprise.com