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November 10, 2015  |  by: William C. Janeway - Adirondack Council Executive Director
Why We Need More Wilderness
The legacy of Governor Cuomo will be determined by whether or not he protects the Boreas Ponds and other recently acquired or adjoining Adirondack lands as Wilderness. An expanded High Peaks Wilderness will protect forests and waters that serve as home to diverse wildlife, and enhance opportunities for solitude.
October 20, 2015  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Adirondack Council Takes Part in International Acid Rain Conference Being Held in Rochester
The Adirondack Council is taking part in the 2015 International Acid Rain Conference being held this week in Rochester. This once-every-five-years event, that has never been held in New York before, is looking at ways to better protect sensitive areas like the Adirondack Park from acid rain.
October 7, 2015  |  by: By: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Adirondack Council Introduces International Coalition to Adirondack Conservation
In September, staff of the Adirondack Council met with with an international coalition of 10 conservationists from all corners of the globe to discuss the unique nature of the Adirondack Park and how it is a model for the protection of lived-in natural areas around the world.
September 28, 2015  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Republican Congressman's Resolution Urges  House to Address Climate Change
Congressman Chris Gibson, R-Kinderhook, has proposed a resolution calling on the House of Representatives to address and solve the air pollution issues that cause climate change.
September 21, 2015  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Adirondack Park Poised for Change in 2016
The globally unique Adirondack Park is poised for change. That change could be very good or very bad. Much will depend on political leadership from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to the Adirondack Council's State of the Park report for 2015.
September 14, 2015  |  by: Lisa M. Genier - Adirondack Council Program Analyst
Greg Redling Joins Council's Advocacy Team
The Adirondack Council is happy to welcome a new addition to our hard working and dedicated staff team. Gregory Redling began work in early September as our Advocacy and Outreach Assistant. Please help us in welcoming Greg to the Council as he begins his new career.
September 2, 2015  |  by: John F. Sheehan - Adirondack Council Communications Director
Another Victory on Acid Rain! New York's Dirtiest Power Plants to Close
The long battle against acid rain in the Adirondack Park reached a major milestone in August, as the owners of New York's two largest coal-fired power plants said they would shut down their operations or convert them to cleaner fuels.
August 17, 2015
EPA's Greenhouse Plan Protects Park, Sets Global Pace
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it had set tough new standards for controlling greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel power plants. This good news for the Adirondack Park, as we could stand to lose much of our biodiversity if the Park becomes to warm. In fact, scientists predict the Park's annual temperatures could match those of Richmond, Va.
July 28, 2015
Around in the Early Days, Bob Kafin is New Chairman of the Adirondack Council
On July 18 at its annual meeting at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid, the Adirondack Council's Board of Directors elected Bob Kafin to serve a two-year term as its chairman. We are thrilled to have him as our new chairman. Bob is a highly respected environmental attorney who began his career in the Adirondacks, and is recognized nationwide for his legal skills and expertise.
July 23, 2015  |  by: Diane Fish - Deputy Director of the Adirondack Council
Adirondack Council Celebrates its 2015 Forever Wild Day and its 40th Anniversary!
This past Saturday on July 18, nearly 300 people gathered at Heaven Hill Farm in Lake Placid to honor the Adirondack Council's former Board Chairs as Conservationists of the Year and to celebrate 40 years of effective advocacy for the Adirondack Park.

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