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Outdoors

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action

NEW YORK — Frustrated, anxious but also a tad hopeful, young activists staged a coordinated “global climate strike” Friday to highlight the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by wild weather. In New York, as leaders of developing disaster-struck nations ...

Taking trans visibility to the peaks

One woman is working on summiting 115 Northeast mountains with a trans pride flag with the hope that her journey might encourage other people in the LGBTQIA-plus community to find belonging in the outdoors. Veronica Ashcroft is hiking her way through the Northeast 115 challenge — ...

Mirror Lake salt levels continue to drop

LAKE PLACID — Preliminary data from the Adirondack Watershed Institute reflects a further downshift in salt levels in Mirror Lake this year, which AWI Senior Research Scientist Brendan Wiltse said is likely a result of local salt reduction efforts. Wilste, along with staff at the AuSable ...

See it? Squish it! Fighting the invasive spotted lanternfly

When Stephen Nixon recently noticed a “beautiful” spotted lanternfly by his bag as he skateboarded in Brooklyn, he heeded the request of city officials. He stomped on it. “I don’t like killing things. Not many people do. I’ll catch and release cockroaches if I find them in my ...

New High Peaks shuttle programs start next week

A new multi-day hiker shuttle is starting up next week for those who want to hike and camp in the High Peaks without having to drive or park there. Another new shuttle — for people visiting the High Peaks during leaf-peeping season and for Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples Day — will start up ...