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 Environment    April 17, 2014 

IPCC: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Despite Reduction Efforts

BERLIN, 13 April – A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number...

 
 Environment    April 10, 2014

Citing Climate Damage, More than 100 Scientists, Economists Urge Obama and Kerry to Reject Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2014) – More than 100 leading scientists and economists are calling on the Obama Administration to deny the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline because it will trigger...

 
 Environment    March 6, 2014

FIRST-IN-THE-NATION LEGISLATION BANNING PLASTIC MICROBEADS IN COMMONLY USED COSMETICS PROPOSED

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman was joined by Long Island Assemblyman Robert K. Sweeney in proposing first-in-the-nation legislation that bans a form of plastic pollution that is...

 
 Environment    February 27, 2014

Too Cold for Emerald Ash Borers in Northern NY GOOD NEWS FOR BASKET MAKERS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County In states like Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, “emerald cities” are becoming all too common. Unlike the fabled city in t...

 
 Environment    February 13, 2014

EPA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Resources Available to Conduct Scientific Investigations in Communities

01/09/2014 (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has revamped its Citizen Science website to provide new resources and success stories to assist the public in conducting...

 
 Environment    January 23, 2014

GM Site in Massena 250% More Contaminated than Originally Thought

Story from NorthCountryNow.com A representative with the federal Environmental Protection Agency announced at a Thursday meeting of the North Country Redevelopment Task Force that 250 percent more...

 
 Environment    January 9, 2014

Massena's Former GM Site in Limbo until Cleanup Completed

By David Sommerstein, in Canton, NY Reprinted from www.northcountrypublicradio.org (Massena, NY) Jan 02, 2014 — The federal trust in charge of redeveloping General Motors’ property in Massena...

 
 Environment    December 19, 2013

NEW YORK COMMUNITIES ORGANIZE AGAINST THE I-81 PIPELINE

Reprinted from Two Row Times By Emily Bishop SYRACUSE- In May 2013, the Millennium Pipeline Company announced a proposal to construct a 60 mile-long, high pressure pipeline that will be at least 24”...

 
 Environment    December 5, 2013

U.S. Methane Emissions 50 Percent Higher than Expected, Stanford Researcher Says

By Bjorn Carey- Stanford News Service (November 26, 2013) The United States emits 1.5 times more of the greenhouse gas methane than leading estimates, according to a new study by a team of Earth and a...

 
 Environment    November 21, 2013

NCAI Joins With Other Native Organizations and the Obama Administration to Address the Effects of Climate Change in Indian Country

(Nov 15, 2013) WASHINGTON, DC – Following the White House Tribal Nations Conference, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) is pleased with the prospect of progress on addressing the chall...

 
 Environment    November 14, 2013

First Nations Request for Federal Delay on Approval for Shell's Tar Sands Project Granted

November 6, 2013, Fort McMurray, AB – Earlier this week the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) announced that a federal decision on Shell Oil’s Jackpine Mine Expansion, a 100,000...

 
 Environment    November 7, 2013

Clarkson University Debuts Electric Car Charge Station

(11-04-2013) Motorists driving electric or plug-in hybrid cars can now recharge at Clarkson University. An electric car charge station debuted at Clarkson earlier this fall at the parking lot in...

 
 Environment    October 17, 2013

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

(09/20/2013)
 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants in order to combat climate change...

 
 Environment    October 17, 2013

Spread the Message of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 20-26

United behind a theme of “Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future,” EPA is urging parents, teachers and news media representatives to join federal,...

 
 Environment    September 26, 2013

Coalition Working to Prevent "Fracking" in Gulf of St. Lawrence

Reprinted from www.troymedia.com By Andy Walker CORNWALL, PEI/ Troy Media/ - When it comes to mineral resources, Prince Edward Island has essentially been bypassed. Whether it is coal, diamonds, gold...

 
 Environment    September 26, 2013

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Training

The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Environment Division will be hosting a FREE Training course for Environmental Professionals and those contracting out for Phase I Assessments. This 8-hour Phase 1...

 
 Environment    September 19, 2013

EPA Grant to Help St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Reduce Asthma Attacks

(New York, N.Y. – September 11, 2013) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $30,000 to the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe to help fund an outreach program that will educate the tribal communi...

 
 Environment    September 12, 2013

Early Color Changes in North Country Bad Sign for Trees

Reprinted from NorthCountryNow.com If the trees held a race to see which ones would be the first to have their leaves turn color, the winners would be losers. Premature leaf color change is a...

 
 Environment    August 29, 2013

GM Remediation Update

By Craig Arquette, Environmental Specialist Reprinted with Permission from Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Kawennì:ios. I am an Environmental Specialist for the SRMT¹s Environment Division. One of my job...

 
 Environment    August 15, 2013

American Meteorological Society Releases the 2012 State of the Climate Report

August 6, 2013 - Worldwide, 2012 was among the 10 warmest years on record according to the 2012 State of the Climate report released online by the...

 
 Environment    August 8, 2013

Are Pipelines and Ships Transporting Oil Trustworthy?

By Cherie Ohsennen:awi Jacobs “The reversal of Line 9 is opposed by many communities along the pipeline route that fear a catastrophic rupture similar to what happened on Enbridge’s Line 6a near...

 
 Environment    August 1, 2013

WATCH OUT FOR WILD PARSNIP

Yes, it is wild parsnip. We could not believe that the yellow umbrella flowered plant that we see EVERYWHERE, on River Rd., Cook Rd., St. Regis Rd....

 
 Environment    July 25, 2013

How Much is a Caribou Worth?

July 22, 2013 - OTTAWA (ON) – Broadcaster and scientist David Suzuki joined the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo in calling for the federal government to...

 
 Environment    July 18, 2013

Tribe to Host EPA Indian Nation Leaders Meeting

Akwesasne, NY - The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Environment Division is pleased to announce that Akwesasne will be the host site for the 17th Annual Indian Nation Leaders Meeting, scheduled for July 23...

 
 Environment    July 11, 2013

DEC Announces Considerations For Freshwater Sportfish Regulation Changes

July 8, 2013 - Proposed changes to the current freshwater fishing regulations were recently announced by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Based on the status of...

 

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