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 Environment    January 28, 2016

NASA, NOAA Analyses Reveal Record-Shattering Global Warm Temperatures in 2015

Earth’s 2015 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern record keeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

 
 Environment    January 7, 2016

President Obama Signs Ban on Plastic Microbeads in Beauty Products

WASHINGTON— On December 28, 2015, President Obama signed into law a bill phasing out the manufacture of facewash, toothpaste and shampoo containing plastic microbeads by July 1, 2017 and the sale...

 
 Environment    December 3, 2015

DEC INVESTIGATES DEATH OF LAKE ONTARIO WATER BIRDS

(11/20/15) The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is investigating the deaths of waterbirds found along the shores of Lake Ontario in Wayne, Oswego and Jefferson counties si...

 
 Environment    November 12, 2015

Albany Becomes 5th County to Pass Microbeads Ban

Albany – Recently, the Albany County Legislature became the fifth statewide to pass a ban on microbeads, the tiny plastic pellets found in personal hygiene products like face wash and toothpaste; th...

 
 Environment    October 29, 2015

Government of Canada mandates an independent scientific panel to review City of Montreal's proposed discharge of raw sewage

October 18, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Environment Canada Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and...

 
 Environment    July 2, 2015

New York State Officially Prohibits High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) on June 29, 2015 in New York State by issuing its formal Findings Statement,...

 
 Environment    May 28, 2015

Microbeads In Our Waters

You’ve probably heard of these dastardly microbeads by now: The tiny pieces of plastic, billed as miraculous exfoliators in facial wash and whitening scrubbers in toothpaste, are basically impossibl...

 
 Environment    March 19, 2015

Hurry Up Already With Global Warming

Paul Hetzler I had such high hopes for global warming, but when the first week in March was just as cold as February, I felt so disappointed. Betrayed, even. I thought the planet was supposed to be...

 
 Environment    March 12, 2015

Winter Tree Identification: Buds Are Your Friends

Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Every winter I teach several tree identification classes to Biology students. Cold or colder, it’s always outdoors, but if student...

 
 Environment    February 26, 2015

Winter Survival Tips: Bird-Brained Ideas

Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Given the prolonged deep-freeze we’ve been having, it’s hard to believe vacationers are flocking to the North Country for its...

 
 Environment    February 19, 2015

National Invasive Species Awareness Week February 22-27, 2015

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Seems odd to put National Invasive Species Awareness Week smack in the middle of winter—whose idea was that anyway?...

 
 Environment    February 12, 2015

Snow Jobs

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Where agriculture is concerned, dairy is king (or is dairy queen?) in northern NY State. But with the kind of winter...

 
 Environment    January 29, 2015

Getting the LED Out

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County It may be time to tell the CFL to get the LED out. No, the Canadian Football League doesn’t need to shape up, but...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Environment    January 15, 2015

Keystone Pipeline Voted On

The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources voted 13-9 on January 8 to pass S. 1, “To Approve the Keystone XL Pipeline” – the first Senate bill of the 114th Congress. The bill was intro...

 
 Environment    January 8, 2015

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Don’t look now, but the sky is falling. Again. This time it’s poised ominously over our hemlock trees, whose...

 
 Environment    December 11, 2014

INVITATION TO THE COMMUNITY OF AKWESASNE

WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014 LOCATION: SENIORS CENTER, HOGANSBURG A FREE Traditional Meal will be served at 6:00 p.m. included turkey, roast beef, ham, meat pie, dressing, mashed potatoes, hash,...

 
 Environment    November 13, 2014

More Migrants

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Eat your hearts out, synchronized swimmers—blackbird migration is underway. With all due respect to those highly chore...

 
 Environment    October 16, 2014

New Report: Monarch Butterfly a Species Our Children May Never See

WASHINGTON (September 23, 2014) – The monarch butterfly, whose spectacular 2,000-mile migration has captivated scientists and school students for generations, is disappearing largely due to...

 
 Environment    October 2, 2014

Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River

A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene ‘microbeads,’ less than 2 mm in diameter) widely distributed acros...

 
 Environment    September 25, 2014

Where Do Animals Go in Winter?

Mammals Mammals have adapted in many ways to survive the cold winter months. One way to survive the winter is by hibernation. Hibernation is when an animal goes into a deep sleep. The heartbeat and br...

 
 Environment    September 4, 2014

Unwelcome Insect Breezes Into Area

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County The spotted-wing drosophila (SWD), an invasive fruit fly that...

 
 By Samantha McMillon Wilkinson    Environment    August 21, 2014

Bee Swarm Drops Dead at Community Sale

Over the weekend there was quite a scene at the community garage sale on Rt. 37. Apparently a swarm of hundreds of bees just suddenly dropped dead....

 
 Environment    August 14, 2014

Climate Data From Air, Land, Sea and Ice in 2013 Reflect Trends of a Warming Planet

(July 17, 2014) In 2013, the vast majority of worldwide climate indicators—greenhouse gases, sea levels, global temperatures, etc.—continued to reflect trends of a warmer planet, according to the...

 
 Environment    July 31, 2014

Have You Seen an American Eel? Their Numbers are Dwindling

Written by IJC Staff with contributions by Matt Windle of the River Institute Slimy, snake-like and worth protecting. That's the American eel. This...

 
 Environment    July 10, 2014

Don't Get Nipped By Wild Parsnips

Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County It's that time of year again when we try to avoid getting sunburned, avoid burning...

 

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