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 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...

 
 Environment    July 10, 2014

Questions about Lyme Disease

1) What is the Name of the ticks that are found in Ont. and Que.? Answer: They are called blacklegged ticks or deer ticks 2) How long can an infected tick be attached to a person before it can spread...

 
 Environment    July 3, 2014

NY COMMUNITIES TRIUMPH OVER FRACKING INDUSTRY IN PRECEDENT-SETTING CASE

(June 30, 2014) Albany, NY — Local communities have triumphed over the fracking industry in precedent-setting case decided today by the New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. In a...

 
 Environment    June 19, 2014

Northern Gateway Pipeline Approved by Harper Government

Natural Resources Canada -- Greg Rickford, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, issued the following statement outlining the Government of Canada’s decision after the Joint Review Panel’s...

 
 Environment    June 12, 2014

New State Regulations Target Aquatic Invasive Species

(June 5, 2014) As part of an aggressive effort to prevent invasive species from entering and damaging New York water bodies, the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted new...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Environment    June 5, 2014

SRMT's Environment's Restoration Program

For the past two weeks, apprentices had the opportunity to hone their gardening and horticulture skills at the Kanahiio community garden. As part of...

 
 Environment    May 29, 2014

The Latest-Generation Video Game Consoles

The newest game consoles are on track to consume as much electricity each year as all the homes in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the country, and cost consumers more than $1 billion to operate...

 

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