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 Green and pristine?
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 Gwendolyn Craig Dog Beach, the unofficial beach adjacent to the state’s Lake George Beach in the village, is transforming into a water quality project. The popular hangout was fenced off around Memorial Day weekend after beach-goers were not … [Read more...] about Lake George’s ‘Dog Beach’ turned into water quality filter
By Ry Rivard The state this week labeled the Adirondack Regional Airport, a town-owned airfield near Saranac Lake, a hazardous waste site. Like hundreds of other airports across the country, Adirondack Regional over the years sprayed … [Read more...] about Saranac Lake airport listed as hazardous site
By Francesca Krempa Climate change, invasive species and other ecological changes on Lake Placid are spurring locals into action. The Shore Owner’s Association of Lake Placid (LPSOA) is seeking public input on the development of an official … [Read more...] about A formal lake management plan for Lake Placid
Join Explorer reporter Ry Rivard and Dan Kelting, head of the Adirondack Watershed Institute of Paul Smith's College, to talk about one of the major sources of water pollution in our region: the road salt showing up in water supplies across the … [Read more...] about Water talk