On Tuesday, February 20th at about 1:20 pm, Ray Brook Dispatch received a call to assist an ice climber who fell while climbing Pitchoff Mountain in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about 73-Year-Old Ice Climber Injured In High Peaks
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Obligations of and the rights under US citizenship were not easily established for all Americans. Men, both white and then men of color, were the first to win the right to vote. Women, Native Americans, and citizens of Asian descent only won this fight decades later. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights & Citizenship: A History of Women Jurors
Fourteen years of monitoring by many hundreds of community scientists has revealed that mountain birds face challenging times and significant declines in the Northeast.
Research sheds light on the underlying driving forces behind these declines, with climate change likely a root cause. [Read more…] about Study: Mountain Birds Facing Steep Decline
The Lake Champlain Basin Program will host Adirondack botanist and environmental consultant Daniel Spada on Thursday, February 29th for its Love the Lake speaker series. Spada will explore the link between old growth forests and clean water in his presentation, “Is Adirondack Old Growth Forest Important for Lake Champlain Health?” [Read more…] about Old Growth Forest And Lake Champlain Health
The XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in Lake Placid, Essex County, NY from February 13, 1980 to February 24, 1980. Among the most remembered parts of the 1980 Winter Olympics were the Miracle on Ice, in which the U.S. hockey team upset the Soviet Union’s team, and speed-skater Eric Heiden’s five gold medals. Less remembered is the event’s musical legacy. [Read more…] about The 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Games’ Musical Legacy
On Saturday, February 17 at about 10:35 am, a group of four snowmobilers were traveling southbound on Indian Lake in Hamilton County when the first rider in the group struck a 16-inch high-pressure crack. The rider and snowmobile were thrown 73 feet through the air before crashing to the ice, and rolling end over end. [Read more…] about Rescuers Go Through Ice Responding To Snowmobile Accident
With the news that Basil Seggos, the current Commissioner of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), is going to step down within the next two months, Protect the Adirondacks is calling upon Governor Kathy Hochul to conduct a nationwide search for the next DEC Commissioner.
“With the many challenges facing New York’s environment and DEC’s serious environmental responsibilities, it’s critical that the next DEC Commissioner have a proven track record in successful management of an environmental agency, including assuring transparency and open engagement with the public, and a demonstrated commitment to upholding environmental laws and respecting court decisions,” Protect said in a statement sent to the press. [Read more…] about Advocates: Conduct A Nationwide Search For Next DEC Commissioner
Are you restoring a period home, redecorating a room, or building a new house? Architectural salvage warehouses offer a fantastic array of extraordinary everyday items, from vintage doorknobs and escutcheons to fireplace mantels, appliances, doors, sinks, stained glass windows, and eclectic one-of-a-kind treasures. [Read more…] about Secondhand Stories: Exploring Architectural Salvage
Last February, several evening grosbeaks, which we rarely see here, visited our bird feeder. About the size of robins, the males were yellow with black and white wings, a black tail, and a bright yellow band above the eyes.
The females were silver-gray with tinges of yellow and similar coloration to the males on the wings and tail. Both sexes sport a massive, conical bill – the origin of the name grosbeak – used for extracting and cracking seeds. [Read more…] about A Tale of Two Grosbeaks: Colorful Winter Finches
Young people are increasingly taking on a more prominent role in the fight against climate change. An upcoming workshop aims to explore effective communication strategies for conveying climate change information between educators, policymakers, parents, and youth. [Read more…] about Communicating Climate Change With Young People Workshop Planned