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Boxelder Bugs and Insects That Look Like Them

A pamphlet by MCA Tehotiiennawakon Department Boxelder Bugs The bodies of boxelder bugs are black in color and are marked by red lines along the...

 

The First Shall Not Last

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, CCE Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator Seems like competitiveness may be part of human DNA. But it does not always pay to be first. No prize awaits the fastest car...

 

Seattle's Campaign to Ban Plastic Straws Goes Nationwide

Reprinted with permission from Soundbite Source SEATTLE - To rid the world’s oceans of plastic pollution, environmental advocates are hoping Seattle’s move to ban plastic straws will send ripple...

 

Governor Cuomo Launches First Phase of Largest Artificial Reef Expansion

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently deployed the first installation of recycled materials from the former Tappan Zee Bridge, as well as former Canal vessels, in the Shinnecock Reef, launching the...

 

Governor Cuomo Introduces Program Bill Banning Single-Use Plastic Bags in New York State

(April 23, 2018) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo introduced a program bill that would ban all single-use, plastic carryout bags at any point of sale in New York State. This action follows the release of the...

 

Clarkson Grad Student to Study Mercury in the St. Lawrence River

Clarkson University graduate student Evie Brahmstedt was awarded a $500 grant from the New York State Wetlands Forum. Her research on mercury mobilization in St. Lawrence River wetlands in response...

 

Take a Personal Journey and Get Ready for Earth Day 2018

To End Plastic Pollution and to recognize World Water Day, let’s take a look at how microplastic pollution gets into our drinking water supply. Here are some facts for you to consider: PLASTIC...

 

Not in Tents, Just Intense

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, CCE St. Lawrence County Winter is not the season when people think about tents, except maybe to be glad they don’t live in one...

 

Will the Extreme Winter Cold Wipe Out Ticks?

Submitted by Richard Gast I’ve been asked on four different occasions, recently, how tick populations will be impacted by the December/January below-zero cold. Some of those asking had heard...

 

U.S. Senate Tax Bill Includes Drilling in Arctic Refuge

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Attached to the Republican tax plan that passed the Senate on Friday was a provision that would open up 1.5 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling....

 

Native American tribe bracing for Keystone pipeline leak impact

Reprinted with permission from APTN A Native American tribe in South Dakota is on edge following a large oil leak from TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline. TransCanada said in a statement Thursday...

 

Nebraska Approves Alternate Route for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline

After nearly a decade of debate, protests and hearings Nebraska officials voted Monday to allow the Keystone XL pipeline to cross the state, a key ste...

 

Governors Report 14 States and Puerto Rico are 'On Track' to Hit Paris Climate Targets

(September 20, 2017) New York, NY -- Citing recent extreme weather event as further evidence of the urgent need for climate solutions, the U.S. Climate Alliance (USCA)--an effort among 14 states and...

 

Trump Plans to Remove Protection to 10 National Monuments

The Trump administration's plan for shrinking and diminishing protections at America's national monuments appears far more expansive than previously...

 

Antidepressants Found in Fish Brains in Great Lakes Region

By Charlotte Hsu (August 31, 2017) BUFFALO, N.Y. — Human antidepressants are building up in the brains of bass, walleye and several other fish common to the Great Lakes region, scientists say. In a...

 

Acid Rain Still Impacting Adirondack Lakes and Forest

By Richard Gast, CCE Program Assistant: Horticulture and Natural Resources, Master Gardener In a recent newsletter from Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, she mentioned visiting the facilities of the...

 

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid - Forest Landowners Take Note

By Richard Gast, CCE Program Assistant: Horticulture and Natural Resources, Master Gardener Eastern hemlocks (Tsuga canadensis) are one of the most...

 

NY, CA & WA GOVERNORS ANNOUNCE FORMATION OF CLIMATE ALLIANCE

In response to President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement on June 1, 2017, that same day, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.,...

 

How to Dispose of Paint

The Mohawk Council of Akwesasne would like to inform the community of the proper way to dispose of paint and paint cans. Recently, a well-intentioned individual attempted to dispose of a paint can...

 

US Attorneys General Band Together to Fight Trumps Rollbacks of Air Quality Standards and Reconfirm Commitment to Paris Climate Agreement

April 26, 2017. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman led a coalition of 16 Attorneys General in urging Congress to reject the rollback of critical protective ozone air quality standards. In...

 

Native American & Environmental Groups File Law Suit Against Trump's Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

The Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA) have filed suit in Federal District Court in Great Falls, Montana, challenging the Presidential Permit issued by...

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO AND GOVERNOR BROWN REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO EXCEEDING TARGETS OF THE CLEAN POWER PLAN

(March 28, 2017) With the announcement that the United States will begin to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the...

 

Bad Emeralds

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Horticulture and Natural Resources Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Kermit the Frog may have lamented “It’s not easy bein’ green,” but t...

 

FALL GARDEN CHORES

• Pull dead annuals, leaving the roots to decompose in the soil • Divide perennials to make room for next spring’s garden • Fertilize in early fall to help next year’s lawn • Repair dead...

 

Governor Cuomo Announces Establishment of Clean Energy Standard that Mandates 50 Percent Renewables by 2030

(August 1, 2016) Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of New York’s Clean Energy Standard, the most comprehensive and ambitious clean en...

 

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