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EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM THE NYS COMPTROLLER

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPTROLLEROn the 47th Anniversary of Earth Day, now more than ever, we should celebrate the progress we have made and recommit ourselves to the work that needs to be done. Almost ten years ago, I signed an Executive Order intended to make the Office of the State Comptroller a model agency…

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…

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…

Teens Explore Forensic Science

  Teens Explore Forensic Science      Forensic scientist, Ted Schwartz turned the Studio Around the Corner into a forensics lab on Saturday, April 1. Over 40 middle and high school students were enlightened with a lecture of various aspects of forensic science. Following the talk the students produced and examined their own fingerprints, inspected…

Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit And Other Legal Action Against Trump Administration For Illegally Blocking Cost-Saving,Pollution-Cutting Energy Efficiency Standards

  Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit And Other Legal Action Against Trump Administration For Illegally Blocking Cost-Saving,Pollution-Cutting Energy Efficiency Standards   Coalition Takes Action Against Trump DOE For Violating Federal Law By Obstructing Implementation Of Energy Efficiency Standards For Common Consumer And Commercial Products  These Common Sense Standards Would, Over Time, Save Consumers And Businesses…

Art Nest activity, ART LAB!

    This Saturday kicks off our new Art Nest activity, ART LAB! We will make intergalactic slime, geometric sculptures made from sticks held together by handmade play dough, we will grow crystals and much more…. Saturdays from 12-5pm, ALL AGES welcome MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/2ne2rQa Photo credit: Artist Tina Kohlmaa

Governor Launches $70 Million Electric Car Rebate and Outreach Initiative

  Governor Launches $70 Million Electric Car Rebate and Outreach Initiative Drive Clean Rebate Provides Up to $2,000 for Each Eligible Buyer Supports Governor’s Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030 Largest Contributor to Greenhouse Gas Emissions is Transportation Sector; Accounts for Nearly 40 Percent of Emissions in New York State Governor…

NYS Assembly Budget Includes Funding For Carbon Farming Tax Credit Study

NYS Assembly Budget Includes Funding For Carbon Farming Tax Credit Study There is money in the New York State Assembly budget concerning a carbon farming initiative. The Assemblymember behind the effort says she hopes the Senate and governor share her enthusiasm. Democrat Didi Barrett had sponsored a bill that creates a carbon farming tax credit….

New York A.G. Schneiderman Leads Coalition Of States Opposing Pres. Trump’s Vehicle Emission Standards Roll Back

  New York A.G. Schneiderman Leads Coalition Of States Opposing Pres. Trump’s Vehicle Emission Standards Roll Back New York Will File Motion To Intervene In Lawsuit In Support Of Vehicle Emission Standards  AGs: Reconsidering Standards Represents A Wrong Turn In Nation’s Efforts To Fight Air Pollution And Protect Public Health – And We Will Oppose It…

Explore Forensic Science at the Studio

  Explore Forensic Science at the Studio   Wondering what it would be like to be a scientist? Join Science at the Studio! Two separate sessions will be held for middle school and high school students. The FREE Science workshop will take place on Saturday, April 1st from 2:30-4:00PM for middle school students and 4:15–5:45PM…

Cary ecologist Dave Strayer to discuss inland waters and the fascinating plants and animals that reside in rivers, streams, and lakes

Cary ecologist Dave Strayer to discuss inland waters and the fascinating plants and animals that reside in rivers, streams, and lakes. Millbrook – This Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7 p.m. join the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies for a lecture by ecologist David Strayer. For more than three decades, Strayer has explored the ecology of…

Why Should We Care About Nature? Noted Snake Expert Harry Greene to Speak at the Cary Institute

  Why Should We Care About Nature?  Noted Snake Expert Harry Greene to Speak at the Cary Institute      (Millbrook, NY) On Friday, September 30 at 7 p.m. join the Cary Institute for a special lecture by herpetologist Harry Greene, who will discuss his book, Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art.  Through an exploration…

Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams

  Ecological consequences of amphetamine pollution in urban streams Speed speeds up aquatic insect emergence, stunts biofilms, changes bacterial & diatom communities  (Millbrook, NY) Pharmaceutical and illicit drugs are present in streams in Baltimore, Maryland. At some sites, amphetamine concentrations are high enough to alter the base of the aquatic food web. So reports a new…

Governor Announces Establishment of Clean Energy Standard that Mandates 50 Percent Renewables by 2030

  First-ever State Mandate will More than Double Renewable Resources, Slash Carbon Emissions, Protect the Environment and Grow the Clean Energy Economy Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the New York State Public Service Commission’s approval of New York’s Clean Energy Standard, the most comprehensive and ambitious clean energy mandate in the state’s history, to…

The Living Green

  The Living Green  Documentary about Pioneering Landscape Designer and Environmental Champion Jens Jensen  (Millbrook, NY) On Friday, July 8 at 7 p.m. join the Cary Institute for an award-winning documentary about the pioneering landscape designer and environmental champion, Jens Jensen. The film chronicles the Danish immigrant’s rise from a street sweeper in the 1880’s to…

Recommendations From New York State Pollinator Task Force

  Pollinator Protection Plan Will Serve as Guide to Conserve and Grow the Pollinator Population Vital to the State’s Environment, Agricultural Industry Task Force Recommends Projects to Receive Funding to Promote the Health and Recovery of Pollinators  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the recommendations of the New York State Pollinator Task Force. To address…