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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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Annual Maple Project from the Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment

Submitted by Noah Point, HETF "Kakwitetstsi Nikahawi Enniskowa Tsiniwenh:nites nonen ronterontara:raks Tho:ne' Onen Entitewahwe'non:ni ne Orontakeri,...

 

The Root of the Problem

By Paul Hetzler, Cornell Cooperative Extension of St. Lawrence County They might all be right: for Hindus and Buddhists, the cause of suffering is desire, while Christians believe the origin of all...

 

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...

 

Seed Starting Ideas

Egg carton compartments make good containers. Be sure to poke holes in the sides near the bottom of the containers you use. A Citrus Peel Starter Pot For Seedlings - Half a lemon can provide a...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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