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Are Your Trees Over the Hill?

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Senescence is the decline in vigor that happens to all creatures great and diminutive as they close in on the life expectancy of their species. People my age suddenly find...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

10 Gardening Mistakes to Avoid

1. Gardening Mistake No. 1: Starting Out Too Big It’s difficult to resist those tempting photos of perfectly ripe vegetables and fruits in seed and nursery catalogs. It’s all too easy to order...

 

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...

 

Raised Bed Gardening

There are many reasons to garden in raised beds. Gardening in raised beds helps to keep out planted seeds and roots from contaminated soil, its very...

 

Hand Planting Guidelines for Barefoot Trees and Shrubs

Hand Planting Guidelines for Barefoot Trees and Shrubs...

 

Natural Garden Pest Control

By Julia Jacobs, Environment Outreach, SRMT Environment Division Summer is almost here and vegetable gardens will be moving into high gear with the warm weather and sunshine. The only problem is . . ....

 

Akwesasne Freedom School Gardening Projects

Submitted by Kaiatahente Cole, AFS Teacher As soon as Midwinter was celebrated, and acknowledgements were given to all plant life for supporting the p...

 

Akwesasne Cultural Restoration Project Horticulture – Beginning Gardening

The Akwesasne Cultural Restoration Project Horticulture and Basketmaking masters and apprentices are always busy, but in the springtime they are...

 

Women and Corn

Corn has been planted, tended, harvested, stored and transported across centuries and thousands of miles since corn began growing more than 5000 years ago in Central America. It was said it was the...

 

Plenty of Time for a Seedy Experience

Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County Based on recent excavations in northern NY State, archeologists have reached a stunning conclusion. Apparently, beneath layers of...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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?...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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