By Julia Reischel on Friday, Sep. 24, 2010 - 4:07 pm
Illustration and caption of gas drilling infrastructure from the DEC's draft "Strategic Plan for State Forest Management," August 27, 2010. The giant report on state forest management released by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation didn'... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Sep. 13, 2010 - 8:29 am
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently put a halt to work on a federal conservation project at the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is covering the old runways of the... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Sep. 8, 2010 - 10:31 am
This just in from the State Police press office: An errant trash bag led to an arrest last Friday. This is why one should take those "no dumping" signs seriously: On September 3, 2010, Trooper Elinor Pruiksma out of SP Margaretville arrested Joseph... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Aug. 20, 2010 - 8:48 am
After last week's controversial goose murder in the town of Ulster, a 19-year-old named Christopher Roser has been charged with the act. Instead of being charged with animal cruelty, however, he's being charged with "the unlawful taking of a migratory... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010 - 9:55 am
It's ugly out there in the trenches of the energy wars. Neighbor pitted against neighbor. Rich towns and counties versus poor ones. Angry New Yorkers fearing pollution, disease and death are squaring off against angry New Yorkers desperate for economic... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 12, 2010 - 10:49 am
A new report from the state Department of Environmental Conservation gives New York low marks for recycling, the Times Herald-Record's Adam Bosch reports. On average, the United States recycles about 33 percent of its municipal solid waste, not including... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2010 - 12:58 pm
Hot off the (digital) press: New maps of New York State's various eco-regions for use with GIS mapping software, thanks to a group effort by the EPA, DEC, USGS, NRCS, and the mercifully acronym-free New York Natural Heritage Program. They're free to... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 - 6:48 pm
The Department of Environmental Conservation has issued an air quality alert from Sullivan and Ulster counties from 1pm on Saturday to 1am on Sunday. Here's the text of the alert: AIR QUALITY LEVELS IN OUTDOOR AIR ARE PREDICTED TO BE GREATER THAN AN AIR... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2010 - 2:19 pm
At noon today, about 50 anti-gas-driling protesters hauled signs to the lawn in front of the Region 3 office of the New York Deparment of Environmental Conservation to call for a fracking moratorium. One of the speakers was New Paltz Central School... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jun. 11, 2010 - 4:36 pm
The Daily Mail investigates local sentiment about outdoor wood boilers  -- in light of the Department of Environmental Conservation's opinion that they're bad for the environment and for human health -- and finds that wood boiler dealers are hurting: “... Read more


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