Conservationists complain of a federal government now more welcoming of pollutants, including carbon dioxide, as the Adirondack region’s forests and snowy winters are changing with a warmer climate.
Adirondack water bodies ravaged by acidic precipitation for years are springing back to life, and fish and wildlife are returning.
Federal inaction on Midwestern pollution controls represents a threat of returned acid rain deposition in the Adirondacks, according to Sen. Chuck Shchumer.
It’s hard to imagine a cooler-sounding job description than cloud collecting. This is not to be confused with wool gathering or stargazing. It’s real work, and Paul Casson and Rich Brandt have it down to a science. In fact it is a science, and one that has made important contributions toward understanding such environmental issues as acid rain and other forms of air pollution. And if you’re going to be into cloud collecting, it’s hard to imagine a cooler place to do it than Whiteface Mountain. Poking up nearly five thousand feet into prevailing winds that blow largely unimpeded from >>More