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Delegates to a United Nations climate conference in Bali agree to a “roadmap” earlier this month. The deal sets the agenda for negotiators to work to find ways to reduce pollution. The conference nearly broke down, but the U.S. dropped last-minute demands and signed the new pact after much outrage and disappointment from other countries. Joe Rosales teaches environmental studies at St. Lawrence University. He and two students were observers at the conference. Todd Moe asked him about what took place in Bali and what might happen in the years ahead.
A lot of cartoons and children's books wrestle with the ups and downs of friendship, often by telling the story of kids and their animals. There's Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Calvin and Hobbes. Opal and Winn-Dixie. Fern and Wilbur. An artist and illustrator in Saranac Lake hopes to add his own set of best friends to that pantheon. Maxwell Eaton has created a series of children's books about the adventures of Max and Pinky, published by Knopf. Brian Mann has our profile.
Neighboring North Country colleges have joined a growing movement calling for reconsideration of the 21-year-old drinking age... More
Todd Moe talks with St. Lawrence University astronomers Aileen O'Donoghue and Jeff Miller about what's up in the summer sky. The Perseid meteor shower was a highlight earlier this month, but there's still plenty to view when skies are clear: Jupiter, Venus and Mars.