The River
A doe and her fawn on Fire Island, off the coast of Long Island, where overabundant deer have become a threat to local plant life. Photo by Robert Leventhal for the National Park Service.

Why So Many Deer and Bears? Our Growing Wildlife Imbalance.

At the start of deer hunting season in the Hudson Valley we consider the growth of animal populations that threaten the forests, native plants, and songbirds.

Economy Primary category in which blog post is published

Casinos: Win or Lose for the Hudson Valley?

Advocates have long hoped that Vegas-style casinos would restore some of the region’s luster. Can they succeed?

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

The Hudson Valley in a Warming World

The impacts of global warming are already being felt in the Hudson Valley. What might the future look like?

Politics Primary category in which blog post is published

New York State Gun Law: A Political Weapon

The culture clash between gun-rights defenders and gun-control advocates in Upstate New York