During his lifetime Ulysses S. Grant watched technology change the world around him. Significant advancements in travel, communications, energy production, and medical science during his life would lead to his recognition of the vital importance technology played in the pursuit of progress. Grant was intrigued by and supported innovations in technology as a military commander and President. [Read more…] about Ulysses S. Grant & Modern Technological Innovations
The Grant Cottage State Historic Site, a 19th-century mountaintop residence where U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant completed his memoirs shortly before his death, is now part of the renewable energy era. [Read more…] about Grant’s Cottage Historic Site Goes Off Grid
The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) has received a combined grant award of $1.268 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) and Mastercard to develop and implement small business assistance programs in the aftermath of the COVID-19 economic crisis. [Read more…] about ANCA Awarded $1.2M for Pandemic Response Program
A former manufactured gas plant (MGP) was located on an approximately 11-acre area in Plattsburgh near the Saranac River from 1896 to 1960. The coal tar by-product of the manufacturing process was pumped into an on-site unlined lagoon for storage.
It was later discovered that the coal tar by-product seeped out of the unlined lagoon into bedrock and the nearby Saranac River. [Read more…] about Saranac River Restoration Efforts Underway at Former Gas Plant
There are only eleven gasholder houses left in the United States. Troy has the largest, and one of the finest examples of this type of 19th century utility storage facility. [Read more…] about The Gasholder House: A Troy Landmark
Some people are good at finding the silver lining in just about any cloud that passes over their life. On the other hand, I can often locate a sepia tone in a bright sunburst, which is why I need to complain about energy-efficient windows for a minute. [Read more…] about Window Ferns and Frost Flowers
As Paul Smith’s College updates its Climate Action Plan, the institution has been awarded a New York State Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA) grant to help fund sustainable energy initiatives. [Read more…] about Paul Smith’s College Awarded Sustainable Energy Grant
It was 71 years ago in May that the land for the Kenneth A. Kesselring Site began to be purchased to create the Atomic Energy Commission’s $20 million plant located in West Milton, Saratoga County, NY.
The Kesselring Site was built by the United States Government for the purpose of training nuclear officers and enlisted sailors to operate the United States Navy’s nuclear-powered aircraft carriers and submarines. [Read more…] about Kesselring Atomic Power Labratory: A Short History