By Ry Rivard In a troubling sign for one of America's most storied and pristine lakes, harmful bacteria have floated atop parts of Lake George over several days. For years, residents and regulators around the historic resort destination, known … [Read more...] about Lake George, Mirror Lake suffer algal blooms
Nearly 200 years later, New York officials are still trying to get salmon back into the Saranac River. The biggest obstacle: Dams. Dams undid a wild river and its signature fish. Now they face new scrutiny. By Ry Rivard Jeff Snyder was in … [Read more...] about Barriers to renewal
Forest bathing photo gallery Multimedia reporter Mike Lynch put together a gallery of photos he took on a forest bathing session held at Paul Smith's College's Visitor Information Center. CHECK IT OUT The last issue of Adirondack … [Read more...] about Putting 2020 to bed and the week’s top news
When it was last relicensed, the owners of Treadwell Mills dam on the Saranac River put in a fish ladder so salmon could get through. The ladder, which looks like a wet wheelchair ramp for fish to swim up, has never been used, though, because salmon … [Read more...] about Are fish ladders the answer?
Foresters and researchers track and attack spreading invaders By Gwendolyn Craig Shelving Rock Trail offered a shady respite on a warm September day in Fort Ann. Couples here and there strolled beneath the forest canopy toward spectacular views … [Read more...] about Keeping the invasive bugs at bay
Research shows therapeutic benefits of spending time immersed in nature By Francesca Krempa Chantelle Kite and her son Sage arrive at the hike barefoot. Her daughter Sophia, a stoic 9-yearold, stands at her side wearing boots, occasionally … [Read more...] about Forest bathing: A cure for what ails