By WP Newsroom on Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2010 - 10:50 pm
Populations of American shad have gotten so depleted that fishermen (and fisherwomen, naturally) may no longer fish for them in the Hudson River, the DEC announced today. Restrictions are also being put on shad fishing in the Delaware. "Unfortunately, the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010 - 10:35 pm
DEC biologist Carl Herzog is speaking at SUNY New Paltz on Thursday about the great American bat die-off. From the Hudson Valley Geologist: If you don't know, bats have been dying off in record numbers locally (and throughout the northeast) from a fungal... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 - 1:27 pm
The DEC is looking for a full-time fearless warrior in their New Paltz office to help combat the spread of exotic invasive giant hogweed. It's mostly a desk jockey job. But if you're spoiling for battle, you'll get your chance. Occasional fieldwork will... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 - 10:36 am
We've been following the escalating dispute between Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and local officials over five upstate hospitals and nursing homes that have been fined for flushing drugs down the drain. Here's a timeline of the controversy with links to... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010 - 8:54 pm
Delaware County Board of Supervisors chairman Jim Eisel submitted a grievance today to the Watershed Protection and Partnership Council. **Update: It has come to our attention that the letter below is a draft. ***Update 2: The county has sent it to the... Read more
By WP Newsroom on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 - 2:37 pm
Times Herald-Record outdoor columnist David Dirks gets wistful over elk, last seen in New York State in the 1840s.
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 - 2:18 pm
Flanked by local officials at the offices of the Catskill Watershed Corporation, State Senator John Bonacic and Assemblyman Clifford Crouch call on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to fire watershed inspector general Philip Bein. (Left to right: Hamden... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010 - 5:25 pm
Gov. David Paterson's recent budget proposal includes a moratorium on land acquisition, but several major deals already in the works are progressing as planned. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports: The state also will close on the Big Indian... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jan. 11, 2010 - 1:18 pm
The New York Daily News editorial department doesn't want natural-gas drilling in the New York City watershed. Really, really doesn't want it. Absolutely, positively and inscribed in stone, Gov. Paterson must bar any thought of putting the city water... Read more


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