By Ry Rivard It’s not every day that a former head of a New York agency sues his old department. But late last year, Thomas Jorling sued the Department of Environmental Conservation, which he led during much of Gov. Mario Cuomo’s … [Read more...] about Marina lawsuit presses state to study ‘overuse’
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 What to do about harmful algal blooms?
By Gwendolyn Craig A partnership of organizations is asking for the public's help to search the Lake George area for hemlock woolly adelgid, an invasive bug that kills one of the area's most prolific and iconic trees. A citizen scientist found … [Read more...] about Help partners search for hemlock-killing bug
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 Gwendolyn Craig Some local lawmakers and nonprofit organizations have seized on the last year's pandemic pulse of Adirondack visitors as reason to call for more state investment -- and more forest rangers -- in New York's 2022 budget. “The … [Read more...] about Adirondack groups call for more forest preserve funds and rangers