The dark-eyed junco, a sparrow common across temperate North America.Source: Jay McGowan, Macaulay Library at Cornell Lab of Ornithology

What 2.9 Billion Birds Can Tell Us About Climate Change

A new study on bird population decline quantifies the impact humans have already had on the environment.

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The Promise and Peril of Cow Power

Anaerobic digestion is an innovative process that converts waste to energy. Is it too good to be true?

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Fentanyl in the Hudson Valley

The opioid epidemic’s “Third Wave” has hit the region hard, but addiction recovery workers are seeing tentative signs of progress.

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We Paved Paradise

We tend to think of parking as a problem only when a spot can’t be found. But city planners who’ve documented the hidden costs of parking are starting to implement solutions.