Climate change threatens to change life in the Adirondacks by melting snow on the peaks, and by dumping toxic algae, invasive species and dangerous floods inside the blue line. It also portends a longer growing season, possibly assisting local … [Read more...] about Conference eyes ADK climate change, adaptation
The state, local towns, and individuals are taking steps to adapt to life in a warming world. By MIKE LYNCH The Adirondack Park is already experiencing the impacts of climate change. Lakes and ponds are covered with ice for fewer days … [Read more...] about Dealing with climate change
Climate change is expected to bring heavy rains, more floods, and more damage to communities. By Mike Lynch A few years ago, Paul Smith’s College scientist Curt Stager came across a rare find that he says helps tell the story of climate … [Read more...] about Deluges in forecast
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
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?
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 … [Read more...] about Boreal species in trouble