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LGA Stream Assessment Results: No News is Good News

May 18, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | A state-wide program known as WAVE (for Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators), utilized biological data and direct observation to ascertain the health of a few of the 141 streams that feed Lake George. Five streams were determined to have “No Known Impact” from pollution.

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Editorial: Scientific Research on Lake George

May 18, 2018, The Lake George Mirror | Studying the impacts of road salt on a common species of zooplankton, researchers found a link between road salt and a disruption of the circadian clock that regulates the alternating states of wakefulness and sleep. Will we see changes to the human brain from exposure to such environmental toxins?

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Professor cites salt accumulating in Adirondack waters

May 7, 2018, Adirondack Explorer | Public works trucks now dump almost 193,000 tons of salt on highways and local roads annually in the Adirondacks, which eventually join runoff into the region’s waterways, according to the Paul Smith’s College professor who’s researching it.

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Battle against invasive species continues in Adirondack waters

April 30, 2018, Adirondack Explorer | Last year marked the first time in ten years that the number of lakes in the Adirondack Park where aquatic invasive species were found did not increase. Yet Eric Holmlund, director of the institute’s watershed steward program, worries about the exotic plants and animals that perhaps didn’t get caught.

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DEC Releases Draft Statewide Invasives Management Plan

April 26, 2018, WAMC Northeast Public Radio | The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has issued its draft invasive management plan. It includes eight objectives and new strategies to prevent or manage aquatic and terrestrial threats to the ecosystem.

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