The Hudson River Maritime Museum has partnered with the NYS DEC to create an exhibit consisting of new panels, designed and funded by the NYS DEC, add to the museum’s exhibit.
Kingston area | Environment
In an age of tenuous global supply chains, it doesn’t hurt to know how to treat common ailments with plants growing in your backyard.
After being dominant from Georgia to Maine for thousands of years, this “keynote species” of the Catskills in particular had succumbed to Asian blight in the first decades of the twentieth century. (Asian chestnuts were imported because they produce fatter nuts. These brought blight to which the older, squatter Asian species was – and is – immune.)
It’s a flirtation of wild asters and jewelweed and bawdy goldenrod. The sky is as blue as the Madonna’s robe and the sun is hot, but wake up early the next morning, and dew has dampened that tablecloth you left on the patio table. The cicadas still thrum in late afternoon, but you notice the songbirds are silent. Silent and gone.
If you’ve been walking, hiking, maybe even raking in your backyard, chances are that you’ve taken in that fetid dead-animal aroma that appears to be wafting over the Hudson Valley. The cause? Epizootic hemorrhagic disease, better known as EHD, is a viral disease that is killing local white-tailed deer.
The environmental review for a proposed industrial plant on former quarry lands now surrounded by state forest and a growing network of popular hiking trails is set to resume with a virtual audio meeting by phone this coming Monday evening, June 15.
A photo seeming to show a mountain lion that a local man claimed was taken in Esopus has been declared “a fake” by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.
Once in while, an opportunity arises to reverse environmental damage wrought by humankind. Such appears to be the case with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry’s three-decades-long endeavor to restore to the landscape the majestic, near-extinct American chestnut tree.
Starting in 2011, crude oil fracked from the Bakken Formation in North Dakota began to be transported by rail to
A parking lot. A floating storage facility. A catastrophe waiting to happen. A tourism killer. Those are but a few