Canadian man is first person convicted for drone usage in the Adirondacks.
Neil Woodworth of the Adirondack Mountain Club says the state can take steps to remove empty tank cars on Adirondack tracks.
Iowa Pacific moves more tank cars into Adirondacks, over objections of Governor Cuomo and local officials.
Shanty Cliff in the southern Adirondacks offers rock climbers lots of routes and lots of views.
Governor Cuomo opposes storage of tank cars on Adirondack rail line. Also, see new photos of the cars parked along Boreas River.
Last week, Iowa Pacific Holdings told Warren County officials it would back off its plan to store empty tanker cars on tracks in the Adirondacks if the county compensated it for lost revenue. The company estimates the revenue would be seven figures. No money was forthcoming, and this week Iowa Pacific moved more than two dozen tanker cars through the Adirondacks to park them on a siding near the Boreas River in the town of Minerva. Click here to watch a video of the cars moving through North River. The aerial photo above shows just how close to the Boreas >>More
The parent company of Saratoga and North Creek Railway has begun moving tanker cars into the Adirondacks for storage. Dylan Smith, a North River resident, took the video below on Tuesday. He described them as “just old tankers–some rusty, some not, all covered in graffiti.” Environmental groups and public officials have come out against the railway’s plan to store the cars on tracks between North Creek and Tahawus. Environmentalists are concerned that the cars will leak and pollute the adjacent Forest Preserve. The company has refused to say what had been stored in the cars. Look for a full story >>More
North Elba plans to retain an attorney to fight for a rail trail between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake.
Check out our video of a hiker in fifty-mph winds on Wright Peak.
A scientist at the Center for Biodiversity blasted as “absolutely political” a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to keep the Bicknell’s thrush off the federal list of endangered species. The Bicknell’s is a rare songbird that breeds in spruce-fir habitat at high elevations in the Adirondacks, New England, and southeastern Canada. The Center for Biodiversity petitioned F&WS in 2010 to designate the thrush as endangered or threatened. In a decision Wednesday, the federal agency rejected that request. It likewise rejected endangered or threatened status for twenty-four other species. Mollie Matteson, a senior scientist at the center, called >>More