Nature – Environment

Plan to Cut Methane Emissions

  Plan Complements State’s Goal to Reduce Energy Sector Emissions 40 Percent from 1990 Levels by 2030 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the Methane Reduction Plan, a suite of 25 actions to reduce methane emissions from the landfill, oil and gas, and agricultural sectors across the state. The plan will be implemented by the…

The Cloud & The Crowd

    On Friday, May 19 at 7 p.m. join the Cary Institute for a special screening of the PBS documentary The Cloud & The Crowd and discover the power of citizen science in the digital age. Learn how citizens are helping to advance science by observing the environment, collecting information, and sharing data on…

NY State Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine to Dutchess

  NY State Expands Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine has been expanded and merged into a single Restricted Zone Departments of Environmental Conservation, Agriculture & Markets Expand Area Restricting Movement of Ash Wood to Slow Spread of Invasive Pest New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Department of Agriculture and Markets (DAM) today announced that…

Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community & Millbrook Vineyards & Winery win Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction at National Travel Rally Day Celebration

  Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community & Millbrook Vineyards & Winery win  Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction at National Travel Rally Day Celebration   POUGHKEEPSIE, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) celebrated National Travel Rally Day with the announcement of the winners of the 2017 Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction. Three finalists in each of seven categories were…

State DEC and Parks Announce New York State First-Time Camper Program

  State DEC and Parks Announce New York State First-Time Camper Program The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) today announced that New York State will provide free First-Time Camper weekends throughout the summer in 2017. Families that have never camped before…

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces the Opening of “No Place Like Home” Juried Exhibition and Sale

      The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces the Opening of “No Place Like Home” Juried Exhibition and Sale The Gallery @the SHS – May 6 through July 7, 2017 SHARON, CT: The Gallery @the SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents “No Place Like Home,” a juried exhibition and sale…

New York State Celebrates Arbor Day

  New York State Celebrates Arbor Day State Provides $300 Million for Environmental Protection Fund Student and State Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced As part of a weeklong Earth Week tribute to New York’s accomplishments and commitment to protecting our environment, the state Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Office of General Services (OGS), Agriculture…

DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights

  DEC Environmental Conservation Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Early to Mid-April New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law, protecting fish and wildlife, and preserving environmental quality across New York. In 2016, the 286 ECOs across the state responded to 26,400…

MTA Calls Climate Change ‘Urgent Reality’ as it Launches New Report on Preparation for Sea Level Rise & Other Coastal Dangers

  MTA Calls Climate Change ‘Urgent Reality’ as it Launches New Report on Preparation for Sea Level Rise & Other Coastal Dangers Interim Director Touts MTA’s Proactive Resiliency Efforts and Sustainability Benefits of Public Transportation   The Metropolitan Transportation Authority cited the “urgent reality” of climate change in a new report on public transit projects…

6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is May 6: Thousands to clean up Hudson & NYC shorelines

  6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is May 6: Thousands to clean up Hudson & NYC shorelines Photo: Gail Porter From Brooklyn to the Adirondack Mountains, local groups will conduct 100+ shoreline cleanups and planting projects in a SINGLE DAY. Ossining, N.Y. – A one-day event stretching from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks will bring out more…

Governor Announces New Regulations to Require Disclosure of Chemicals in Household Cleaning Products

  New York Becomes First State in the Nation to Require Manufacturers to Disclose Chemical Ingredients in Cleaning Products New Proposed Restrictions Will Reduce the Amount of Perchloroethylene and Other Dry Cleaning Chemicals Released into the Environment Announcement Coincides with Earth Week and Supports New York’s Commitment to Protecting the Environment Governor Andrew M. Cuomo…

This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).

  This Sunday, April 23, 1 pm, Carol Gracie, naturalist, photographer, and author presents plants and pollinators of the Great Swamp at Trinity-Pawling School, Gardiner Theater. Brought to you by FrOGS (Friends of the Great Swamp).  

Wait Until Next Winter to Prune Your Oak Trees

  Wait Until Next Winter to Prune Your Oak Trees   Many people prune their trees in spring and summer. DEC recommends holding off on pruning oak trees until winter to protect them from oak wilt, a deadly tree disease. The video, ‘Winter Pruning For Oak Wilt Prevention’ (2 minutes) highlights why it’s important to prune…

DEC Announces Opening of Spring Turkey Season on May 1

  DEC Announces Opening of Spring Turkey Season on May 1 Annual Youth Turkey Hunting Weekend is April 22-23   The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is opening spring turkey season on May 1 in upstate New York north of the Bronx-Westchester County line, the agency announced today. DEC’s annual youth turkey…

Special Earth Day Lecture at the Cary Institute: Terry Tempest Williams. The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks

  Special Earth Day Lecture at the Cary Institute: Terry Tempest Williams. The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks On Saturday, April 22 celebrate Earth Day with a special lecture from author and scholar Terry Tempest Williams. Williams will showcase her new book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of…

Lower Hudson PRISM Announces Awards to Target Invasive Species

  Lower Hudson PRISM Announces Awards to Target Invasive Species Dr. Linda Rohleder, program coordinator for the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LH PRISM), has announced the awarding of contract funds to seven projects, totaling over $123,000, to organizations that will work to manage a number of invasive species in the Lower…

North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier Proximity to roads — and road salt — predicts escalating salinization

North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier Proximity to roads — and road salt — predicts escalating salinization (Millbrook, NY) North America’s freshwater lakes are getting saltier due to development and exposure to road salt. A study of 371 lakes published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that many Midwestern…

PTNY applauds full funding for 750-mile Empire State Trail in final NYS budget deal

  ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ PTNY applauds full funding for 750-mile Empire State Trail in final NYS budget deal Historic $200 million investment will create the nation’s longest multi-use trail ALBANY – The New York State’s FY18 budget deal represents a major step forward for tourism, health, and recreation with the inclusion of $200 million in landmark funding…