About Zachary Matson

Zachary Matson has been an environmental reporter for the Explorer since October 2021. He is focused on the many issues impacting water and the people, plants and wildlife that rely on it in the Adirondack Park. Zach worked at daily newspapers in Missouri, Arizona and New York for nearly a decade, most recently working as the education reporter for six years at the Daily Gazette in Schenectady.

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  1. JB says

    While colonization of “extractive frontiers” is not new, it is accelerating (not just in Quebec and Labrador)–in no small part owing to the demand for new resources to power the “green” transition. As far as I’m concerned, there will never be enough media coverage about this. To understand the true cost of things is a personal journey, and each of us must choose how much effort we are willing to put forward.

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