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Plattsburgh, NY – The Bush administration proposed new rules affecting the country's national forests yesterday. Opponents of the proposal say regulations against logging in national forests are being swept aside. There is a national forest in Vermont, and while environmentalists are concerned, Vermont officials don't think the new rule will have much impact here..

Kingston, NY – A rainy spring and summer not only dampened some people's plans, but their Hudson Valley homes as well. Now some county health officials say they are fielding a larger-than-usual volume of calls about mold. More from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.

Albany, NY – Governor Pataki and the governors of nine other Northeastern states have pledged to develop a regional strategy to limit carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. Environmentalists note that as important as the move is for the ecosystem, its even more significant in sending Washington a message. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.

Albany, NY – A new report by the National Wildlife Federation says the levels of Mercury found in rainwater tested in 12 states, including New York, are at "alarming levels". WAMC's Brian Shields reports.