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How Hudson Valley Farmers Are Experiencing Climate Change

The local effects of the climate crisis are easy to list. But how does it feel, and what challenges is it already presenting?

Amtrak’s Secret Plan to Fence Off Parts of the Hudson River

A confidential document obtained by The River details the railroad company’s strategy for further limiting access to the river’s east bank.

Future Forward: Clean Energy

Environmental leaders and activists tell us what they envision in their areas of expertise for the next decade—and how we get there.

Future Forward: Land & Water

Environmental leaders and activists tell us what they envision in their areas of expertise for the next decade—and how we get there.

Future Forward: Sustainable Agriculture

Environmental leaders and activists tell us what they envision in their areas of expertise for the next decade—and how we get there.

Future Forward: Housing & Transportation

Environmental leaders and activists tell us what they envision in their areas of expertise for the next decade—and how we get there.

Is Water Pollution Exacerbating COVID-19 in Newburgh?

An industrial accident from 30 years ago could be worsening a coronavirus hot spot today.

A Farmer Joins the Race for Albany

In the sprawling 51st state Senate district, Schoharie County farmer Jim Barber sees an opportunity to help rural economies recover.

Farmers on the Front Lines of Climate Change: Matt Sheffer of Hudson Carbon

Love Canal Redux? A Toxic Heritage in Nassau

A photo series showcasing the latest efforts to clean up the Dewey Loeffel Landfill Superfund Site.

‘Show the Connection Between Our Environment and Our Lives’: A Q&A with Michelle Hinchey

The Democratic state Senate candidate for the 46th district discusses our interconnected crises, environmental policy fixes, and her father’s legacy.

Can Farming and Wildlife Coexist?

Recent biodiversity decline can be partially attributed to agricultural causes, but a new film from Jon Bowermaster profiles local efforts to improve the ecology of farming.

Coronavirus Roundup: Connecting Farmers with Food Banks During COVID-19

Looking at the Nourish New York initiative, plus news from New York State, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskills from Tuesday, June 2.

Farmers Forge Ahead During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As industries shut down or reduce workforce in response to the virus, Hudson Valley farms are keeping the food-supply chain moving.

Open Water

Removing dams from the Hudson Valley's rivers.

Dam removal, River Newsroom, herring

Transformation-on-Hudson

A forested former industrial site in Kingston and Ulster could be made into a state park.

Quarry Waters

Hudson Valley State Parklands May Soon Increase

Gov. Cuomo proposes adding more than 2,000 acres among other robust environmental initiatives in 2020 State of the State address.

Minnewaska State Park Preserve

Capitalizing on Climate Change

On carbon markets and their implications for the Hudson Valley.

carbon trade, carbon, River Newsroom

Cricket Valley and the Fight for New York’s Energy Future

The state has pledged to drastically reduce carbon emissions. So why is a new natural-gas-burning power plant opening in 2020?

Earth to Cuomo, River Newsroom

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?

Anaerobic digesters, The River
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