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.

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published
Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

A Living River

A new short film from National Geographic filmmaker Jon Bowermaster looks at efforts by Riverkeeper, the DEC, and others to restore the life within our majestic Hudson River.

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Just How Good Is Gun Control in New York?

In the era of mass shootings, we may be lucky to have some of the strictest gun laws in the nation, but there’s a clear upstate/downstate divide.

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The State of Sex Ed

What should sex ed look like in the era of #MeToo?