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Open Water

Removing dams from the Hudson Valley's rivers.

Dam removal, River Newsroom, herring


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

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.

River, parking lot, Hudson valley

Future Shock and the Just Transition

Creating equity in the Hudson Valley.

Social Justice
Hudson Valley Just Transition, future summit, Hudson Valley equity

Keeping Carbon

A short documentary from Jon Bowermaster of Oceans 8 Films explores efforts by Hudson Valley farmers to keep carbon in the ground with regenerative farming methods.

regenerative farming, Hudson Valley farming, Ben Dobson

Who’s Hunting Now?

Five stories of modern New York hunters.

Leon Vehaba, hunters, hunting

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.


The Pace of Disaster Is Accelerating. Are We Ready?

The impacts of rising sea levels and increasing climate instability may force hard choices in the years to come.


Between the Engineer and the Poet

On the Hudson Valley’s rich heritage of environmental activism


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.


The Latest on the Wallkill River Cleanup

A forthcoming clean water plan from the DEC will outline a strategy to end harmful algal blooms in one of the Hudson's largest tributaries.


The End of Fossil Fuels in New York?

New York lawmakers have passed the most ambitious climate plan in the country. But how will we get to net-zero emissions by 2050? TBD.


The Local Shape of Biodiversity Collapse

Here's What's Being Lost to our Hudson Valley Ecosystem.


Our Aging Infrastructure: Peril and Opportunity

As a nation, we’re not doing very well at keeping our systems running. Here's why.


No More Plastic Bags

What is the net environmental effect of the bag ban?


Is the Hudson River Cleanup Finished?

The EPA Thinks So. New York State’s DEC Says No Way.

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