Lake George protectors debate state’s algal preventions By Ry Rivard During a stretch of unusually warm weather and calm water last fall, a pair of algal blooms appeared on famously pristine Lake George. The blooms were the first documented … [Read more...] about Green and pristine?
THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED FROM THE ORIGINAL VERSION By Ry Rivard As climate change and pollution threaten Lake George’s famed clarity, the lake’s two largest watchdogs are merging to better fight for its future. The Lake George Association … [Read more...] about Lake George groups join forces and merge to battle new threats
By Ry Rivard State lawmakers recently scaled back a study of road salt pollution in the Adirondacks, apparently bowing to concerns that the study could expose the state to liability from residents with unsafe water. Late last year, Gov. Andrew … [Read more...] about State scales back on salt study
By Ry Rivard The Lake George Park Commission approved new construction regulations on Tuesday designed to keep the lake clear of algal blooms and other signs of pollution. A pair of new rules, both meant to prevent pollution from ending up in … [Read more...] about New water rules provide protection for Lake George
By Ry Rivard Lake George is one of the most pristine lakes of its kind in the country. Still, it's showing signs of wear and tear, thanks to its popularity. Last fall, a first-of-its-kind algal bloom in the lake shook already anxious watchdogs … [Read more...] about Lake George neighbors want to protect crystalline waters when nature calls
Biologists fear Moriah clean-energy project threatens endangered species By Ry Rivard In the five years before the iron mine closed for good in 1930, miners hauled 400,000 tons of the world’s finest ore out of Barton Hill. When they left to … [Read more...] about Let sleeping bats lie?