Category: Nature – Environment

Be a better Gardener, Tallamy’s Nature’s Best Hope;  How Home Gardeners Can Help Stop Ecosystem Collapse

Tallamy’s Nature’s Best Hope;  How Home Gardeners Can Help Stop Ecosystem Collapse           By Thomas Christopher     Douglas Tallamy has published a new book, Nature’s Best Hope, and I’m counting on it to continue the revolution started by the…

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Here’s the Dirt on Companion Planting

Here’s the Dirt on Companion Planting The Three Sisters: squash, corn, and climbing beans.  Photo: Christian Guthier/Flickr   By Thomas Christopher    Sometimes common knowledge, what everybody knows to be true, just isn’t. That’s the case, I’ve found, with much…

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DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights

DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights ECO Actions for Early- to Mid-November   New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife…

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Statewide Multi-Use Trails Plan Bill Signed by Governor

Statewide Multi-Use Trails Plan Bill Signed by Governor  ALBANY, NY –  Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) today joined Assemblymember Patricia Fahy to praise Governor Andrew Cuomo for signing legislation (S.4416B/A.5035B) directing the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and…

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Be a Better Gardener, Food for Thought: Assisted Migration in an Age of Climate Change

Food for Thought: Assisted Migration in an Age of Climate Change The sugar maple (Acer saccharum), one example of tree species potentially vulnerable to climate change.   By Thomas Christopher It is impossible to be an active gardener and not notice changes occurring in our…

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The Connecticut Audubon Society at The Akin Library

At Akin Free Library 378 Old Quaker Hill Road Pawling, NY   Community Partner Program A Modern Ecological Detective Story Thursday, November 7, 6 p.m. (Free) The role of mosquitos, birds, and birders in the emergence of West Nile Virus…

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DEC Environmental Conservation Police Officer Highlights, for Early October

ECO Actions for Early October   New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Environmental Conservation Police Officers (ECOs) enforce the 71 Chapters of NY Environmental Conservation Law (ECL), protecting fish and wildlife and preserving environmental quality across New York….

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The Science of Autumn Leaf Management     

The Science of Autumn Leaf Management   Take stock in what autumn leaves can do for your garden and the insects and animals that overwinter there.   By Thomas Christopher   I’m old enough to remember when fall was a season…

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Be a Better Gardener, The Garden Mum

Autumn’s Color: The Garden Mum The chrysanthemum is considered an iconic American autumn flower, but its ancestors actually hail from eastern Asia, particularly China.   By Thomas Christopher   Chrysanthemums have become a symbol of autumn in the United States, as American as…

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Delgado Tours Cary Institute in Millbrook, Focuses on Addressing Climate Change and Lyme Disease

Delgado Tours Cary Institute in Millbrook, Focuses on Addressing Climate Change and Lyme Disease MILLBROOK, NY—Today, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) visited the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook. The Congressman toured the Institute’s labs, held a roundtable with leadership, and answered…

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Be a Better Gardener, The Garden Professors

The Garden Professors A community of learners: Berkshire Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Certificate Program provides classes and hands-on workshops taught by some of the region’s top experts in gardening, horticulture and the environment.   By Thomas Christopher   My first gardening teacher…

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Ulster and Dutchess Counties Unite to Fight EPA’s Decision to Issue Certificate of Completion for Hudson River Cleanup 

Ulster and Dutchess Counties Unite to Fight EPA’s Decision to Issue Certificate of Completion for Hudson River Cleanup  Officials from across Hudson River region lending support to effort Poughkeepsie… Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan joined with Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro…

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DEC Discovers Brook Trout in Previously “Fishless” Adirondack Lake Impacted by Acid Rain

DEC Discovers Brook Trout in Previously “Fishless” Adirondack Lake Impacted by Acid Rain Lake Colden and Tributaries Show Signs of Fish and Habitat Recovery Decades of New York’s Clean Air Initiatives Helped Reduce Effects of Acid Rain The New York…

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DEC Announces Bowhunting Seasons for Deer and Bear

DEC Announces Bowhunting Seasons for Deer and Bear Youth Big Game Hunt on Columbus Day Weekend New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today that bowhunting seasons for deer and bear will begin in the…

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HVADC ACCELERATOR APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 23

HVADC ACCELERATOR APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 23 Intensive Training Program Prepares Food Entrepreneurs to Engage Funding Sources HUDSON, NY – SEPTEMBER 16, 2019– The application deadline for Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corporation’s (HVADC) third Farm and Food Funding Accelerator Program (FFFA)…

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