Warmer climate bodes ill for Adirondack businesses that rely on winter tourism. By Mike Lynch The most profitable months for the tourism-based businesses in the Adirondacks are without question July and August. This is when families take … [Read more...] about White stuff = green stuff
Will the trout survive?
Warming temperatures could bring disturbing changes in cold-water lakes and in boreal bogs, threatening such seminal Adirondack species as the brook trout, lake trout, and common loon. By Mike Lynch Sitting beside a small stream in the … [Read more...] about Will the trout survive?
Boreal species in trouble
Climate change poses a threat to moose and other life forms—plants and animals—at the southern edge of their range in the Adirondacks. By Mike Lynch On a warm day in June, state wildlife biologist Ben Tabor knelt in a dark forest in the northern … [Read more...] about Boreal species in trouble
Falling out of synch: Climate change
Scientists say that climate change is disrupting the biological cycles of plants and animals. By Mike Lynch Scientist Curt Stager walks along the edge of the woods, his flashlight shining into the shallow water of a leafy, roadside pool on a … [Read more...] about Falling out of synch: Climate change
Lake trout at risk
Climate change threatens to reduce the cold-water habitat preferred by this Adirondack native. By Mike Lynch In one traditional method of lake-trout fishing, an angler holds in his or her hand a weighted line while trolling from a boat. To … [Read more...] about Lake trout at risk