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I am writing concerning the guest column opinion of January 25, 2020 by David Sofrany. It has been said the population of the world could be put into the state of Texas. God is in control of the population. He takes care of humankind through natural Read more

Letters to the Editor

Governor Andrew Cuomo - 2020 State of the State Address

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Gov. Cuomo released his Executive Budget last week, unveiled entirely at the annual State of the State address. His plan, Making Progress Happen, outlined priorities, several of which would affect rural Adirondack Park communities. Read more

The Sun

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PLATTSBURGH | As another act to make The City of Plattsburgh a New York State Climate Smart Community, the city council voted to join together with the Town of Plattsburgh and municipalities to reduce greenhouse emissions with a new act. Read more

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RAY BROOK | The Ray Brook Biomass Project boilers fired up last Friday, switching from fossil fuel to pellets to heat state office buildings. Read more

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2019 Wild Center Climate Youth Summit

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TUPPER LAKE | The Wild Center won a $249,549 grant award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, to interpret climate resilience. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Middlebury Selectboard members learned about follow-up action regarding bills passed in the 2019 session and several key bills that may come before the legislature in 2020. Read more

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When November rolls around, I like to buy my copy of the New Year’s Farmer’s Almanac at the local supermarket. Read more

Editorials

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PLATTSBURGH | Students of the North Country held multiple climate strikes across upstate New York. Members of the student-run Youth Climate Coalition put together the Plattsburgh climate strike last Friday, Sept. 20. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | Salmon are back. At least, for scientists and anglers, this past summer’s findings in the Lake Champlain Basin give a new hope for the species. Read more

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It is difficult to turn on the television or pick up a newspaper these days without hearing about “Man Made Global Warming.” It is certainly apparent that the weather is indeed turning against us in powerful ways but is it really “man-made?” Read more

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GLENS FALLS | Internationally renowned environmental author and climate-change activist Bill McKibben spent a few hours shackled to a steel bench in Glens Falls Police station’s basement holding cell as the result of a sit-in protest Aug. 8... Read more

The Sun

A significant number of Americans are “on the fence” regarding whether climate change is truly a major, urgent threat to our country and our world, and whether it is caused primarily by human actions. Read more

Guest Columnists

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KEENE VALLEY | New York State Electric & Gas is asking the state for a 23 percent rate increase that company officials say is needed to ward off the effects of climate change and move the state toward greater reliance on green energy. Read more

The Sun

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“Climate Change Threatens World Food Supply” was the lead story in yesterday’s leading newspapers. It was prompted by the release of a summary report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), staffed by more than 100... Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | SUNY Plattsburgh climate scientist Eric Leibensperger is giving students the chance to engage in research that begins on the deck of a boat in Lake Champlain. Read more

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Geoffrey Barker of Plattsburgh in his June 8 letter to the editor is right to be concerned about Durkee Street parking as related to the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), but that supposes cars were intended to be included in the plan. Read more

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The 2019 Vermont legislative session is now history, and it’s worth taking stock of its accomplishments, both positive and negative. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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The Long Range Transportation Plan of 1995 reaffirmed as the highest priority the maintenance and improvement of Vermont’s highways and bridges. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Every meeting of the Middlebury student organization WildMidd opens with “nature notes,” as each attendee shares a recent observation of the natural world... Read more

The Vermont Eagle

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April 22 marks a half century of celebrating Earth Days, but do we observe it? Beyond Earth Day there is a growing national debate over the Green New Deal. We can each do our part by reducing our driving, use of electricity and consumption of animals Read more

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