While most of the schools represented at the summit are in the Adirondacks, students also traveled from other places including Brooklyn, Troy, Utica and Canton.
Wild Center’s Youth Climate Summit encourages students to bring plans home to their schools and communities
Started in Vermont in partnership with the Tree Farm forestry certification program and other agencies, the warbler effort aims to knock some of the Northeast’s dense forests back into an earlier succession that favors certain birds and the insects they eat.
A new task force has been formed to take on issues related to high use in the High Peaks region, the state Department of Environmental Conservation announced Thursday.
“The research shows that most people in northern New York State understand that climate change is happening, but it can be really hard for people to connect with solutions.”
The bill would direct the state Department of Transportation to test new and environmentally friendlier snow-clearing methods on state roads in the park from 2021 through 2024, and to record and report the results.
Researchers keep finding an increase in the amount of chlorophyll in the lake, a sign of either algae or cyanobacteria. Blooms of either can cover parts of lakes, destroying clarity, and bacteria blooms can even become toxic, sickening people and killing pets.
The Cornell University Insect Diagnostic Lab confirmed the Jefferson County infestation sites, according to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation.
The report determined that 64 percent of North American bird species are at risk of extinction from climate change. On a more hopeful note, the study found that acting to hold warming to no more than 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit since pre-industrial levels—the most ambitious of three scenarios considered in the report—could reduce the vulnerability of 70 percent of these at-risk species.
New York is counting on its forests to inhale heat-trapping carbon dioxide; to sequester the carbon that cannot be captured by new technology or significantly reduced by clean energy.
Microplastics are polluting Adirondack streams and lakes once thought unaffected by the emerging environmental threat, according to recent research.