Environment

EmPower New York – Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades from NYSERDA

If you live in the North Country, you may want to take advantage of a free program being offered Through a NYSERDA “EmpowerNew York” Program…. program will provide for a consultant to come in and check the energy efficiency of heat loss in your homes… Empower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions for income-eligible…

K&J – Baby Steps for The Lake Flower Beach Committee

The Lake Flower Beach Committee June 2012 will no doubt mark the beginning of the newest effort to bring the beach back toLakeFlower.. It started with a facebook site called “Lake Flower Beach Return” and in less than 19 hours, brought in over 3,000 members…  Shawn Boyer..  He’s leading a group of residents who are…

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Montreal Earthquake felt in Tri-Lakes

A small earthquake was felt in The Tri Lakes Region early Wednesday Morning… Canada’s CBC TV reports the epicenter about 23 miles North Northeast of the Montreal region.. Allison Bent  is a seismologist for Natural Resources Canada .. She  says it was a magnitude 4.5 quake with no reports of damage, although it did create…

Maple Funding for The Wild Center / Freight

  Senators Charles Schumer, and Kirsten Gillibrand, Along with Congressman Owens Announce NBRC Funding for TheWildCenter-PaulSmithsCollegeMaple Project.. Senator Schumer says “The NBRC funding is a sweet success for the Northern New York Maple project..” and he says “The Wild Center, with partners at Paul Smiths College and Cornell, stands ready and able to unleash the…

Those “Fracking” Environmentalists – DEC Stands Firm

Looking for Meaning in NY “Fracking” Restart NEW YORK – Advocates on all sides of the hydraulic fracturing debate in New York say that Governor Andrew Cuomo needs to be more specific about the Department of Environmental Conservation’s decision to restart regulatory rule-making for the controversial gas-drilling process. Katherine Nadaeau, water and natural resources program…

Adirondack Mountain Club Releases New Paddling Guidebook

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — The Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) and Lost Pond Press have released “Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures,” a full-color guidebook that offers recommendations for canoeing and kayaking trips throughout the 6 million-acre Adirondack Park. Written by Phil Brown, editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine, the guidebook gives detailed descriptions of more…

ARISE – Saying Goodbye to a dream..

TUPPER LAKE  (09/25/12) –   Big Tupper Ski Area has been forced to close.  ARISE Chairman Jim LaValley was joined by members of the Board, as well as managers and volunteers of the Big Tupper Ski Area, at P-2′s Pub in Tupper Lake. LaValley said that the community of Tupper Lake and Big Tupper supporters…

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Village Board Asks DOT / DEC to Update Rail Corridor Unit Management Plan

The Village of Saranac Lake is asking the DEC and the Department of Transportation to review and update the railway corridor and Unit Management Plan for the Corridor extending fromUticatoLake Placid… <<<< CLICK HERE TO LISTEN – 092512 – SARANAC LAKE RAIL CORRIDOR RESOLUTION >>>> SaranacLake’s Mayor Clyde Rabideau reading the Resolution at Monday’s Village…

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DEC Rejects Call For “Independent” Health Study of High Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

The “DEC has been reviewing approximately 80,000 comments submitted concerning the Department’s review of high volume hydraulic fracturing.” That’s part of a statement by DEC commissioner Joe Martens – who says that “While a wide variety of issues are addressed by the comments, many focus on the potential public health impacts of high volume hydrofracking.”…

New Yorks Wind Power Blowing Offshore

Can NY find Economic Powerhouse in Offshore Wind? NEW YORK - A new report says it’s there for the taking, right off the coastline of New York, and has the potential to create hundreds of thousands of jobs – and it’s referring to wind power. Ross Gould, air and energy program director for Environmental Advocates of New…

St Joseph’s looking to add Veteran’s Community Residence on their property

The Village of Saranac Lake’s Planning Board and the Zoning Review Board has it’s eye on a new Veteran’s facility proposed by Robert Ross, CEO of St Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and RecoveryCenter..  Actually, there’s no way they couldn’t because St Joe’s neighbors continue to complain about the lack of communication between themselves and St Joes… …

Tasting the Adirondacks – This weekend at the Union Depot

  Chefs & Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks Chefs & Farmers: Taste the Adirondacks is an event sponsored by Adirondack Green Circle. The event celebrates the pairing of talented local chefs and the harvest of local farms.This year’s Chef & Farmers Event is scheduled for September 8th from 5-8 at the Union Depot in Saranac Lake,…

Climate Change Makes its Presence Known this Summer

Report: Summer’s Signs of Things to Come – With the long weekend marking summer’s unofficial end, New York’s weather this summer is telling us a lot about climate change and where we’re headed, according to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Federation senior scientist Doug Inkley says heat waves we’ve been experiencing, such as…

A new Guide to Adirondack Mountains

Definitive Guide to Adirondack High Peaks Released The Adirondack Mountain Club’s guidebook now in 14th edition — A year after Tropical Storm Irene washed out bridges, closed hiking trails and created new slides in theAdirondackHighPeaks, the Adirondack Mountain Club (ADK) has released an expanded and completely revised guidebook to the region. “Adirondack Mountain Club High…

A Sustainable Food Movement – Comes to the Town Hall

From Perdue to Pasture: Humanely raising Chickens for Market Carole Morison, the former Perdue contract chicken farmer featured in the Academy Award nominated film “Food, Inc”  will speak Friday, August 31 at  7:00 pm at the Harrietstown Town Hall. Her talk, “Industrial Farming to Pasture-Raised: Progressing the Sustainable Food Movement” will highlight her prior experience…

Mr Mayor, Tear Down This Wall !

Have you ever paddled under a bridge, or how about just walking under a bridge? It’s an interesting transition, kind of like going into a tunnel, where the sounds change, and the light changes… and when you come out the other side, back to normal right?  In one case, there’s a walkway that’s been in…

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State Hunting / Trapping Courses Now Available

– All new hunters or trappers planning to go afield this upcoming hunting and trapping season must first complete a mandatory hunter or trapper education course, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today reiterated. Previously licensed hunters who plan to hunt out of state should also have their sportsman education certificates or…

Report Says “Outdoor Recreation Growing 5% per Year”

A report on Outdoor Recreation says the category has grown economically by 5% from 2005 through 2011…  The report published by the Outdoor industry association calculates the direct economic impact for a set of outdoor recreation activities including biking, hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, snow sports and watersports to name a few. The report looks at…

Environmental Group says Obama Should Appeal Courts Decision on Acid Rain

ADIRONDACK COUNCIL CALLS ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO APPEAL FEDERAL COURT DECISION THAT STRUCK DOWN NEW ACID RAIN RULES US Environmental Protection Agency Must Appeal Decision to Protect Nation’s Most Vulnerable Natural Areas, and Nation’s Ill, From Continued Harm Caused by Upwind Smokestacks  WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Adirondack Council, an environmental organization that has been a…

Firewood Checkpoints hope to Stop Invasive Species

DEC CONTINUES CHECKPOINTS FOR ILLEGALLY TRANSPORTED FIREWOOD Seven people were ticketed for transporting firewood more than 50 miles without certification of heat treatment at three checkpoints held by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police in the Adirondacks on Friday, August 17. “DEC and its partners continue to educate campers and…