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For some, living a few hundred feet from a rail yard can be an extraordinary nuisance; for residents of the Ezra Prentice Homes, it’s a constant reminder of the significant environmental threats being posed daily to the health and safety of their community. Ezra Prentice […] More
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Please TAKE ACTION BY 5 PM TODAY (June 30): Add your voice and request public meetings on the Coast Guard’s plan to add anchorage grounds for commercial vessels along the Hudson River Estuary. The public should have the chance to fully understand the rationale behind […] More
In the fall of 2015, six alumni Fellows were commissioned to create a short documentary film for Riverkeeper in celebration of its 50th anniversary. The film, KEEPING ON, explores how and why the watchdog organization was founded, many of its incredible accomplishments, and the steps necessary to preserve the integrity of the Hudson River. More
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Huge thanks to all the volunteers who came out to the shorelines, from Brooklyn to the Capital District, on May 7, 2016, for our 5th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep. We invite you to stay involved and make a difference throughout the year. Join us! Be part […] More
Since 2011, local residents have partnered with Riverkeeper to monitor water quality in the Catskill Creek. We test at 20 fixed locations in the Catskill Creek watershed, from Middleburgh to Catskill. Riverkeeper is currently recruiting people to collect water samples from Middleburgh to Catskill on […] More
John Parker, Riverkeeper’s Director of Legal Programs, speaks with “The Many Shades of Green” on WRCR Radio as we get ready for two big events: Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday, May 7, and the Fishermen’s Ball May 18. “Riverkeeper, in its history of over 50 years, […] More
Thanks to Sara Karl for this video interview with Riverkeeper Patrol Boat Captain John Lipscomb. “We have to find a way, as a society, to live next to the River, with the River – allowing it to live, while we live,” he says. “The River […] More
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An oil train crosses a stream in Spokane, WA. Photo courtesy of Spokane Riverkeeper.
By Larissa Leibmann, Waterkeeper Alliance Five months after we released Deadly Crossing, a report highlighting the troubling state of rail bridge safety written by Waterkeeper, Riverkeeper and ForestEthics, there have been some important developments. While much of the progress made on this issue is small […] More
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Our friend Laurie Seeman, an artist, educator and Hudson River advocate, offers these thoughts about the impacts of Indian Point nuclear plant. The risks to 20 million people are foremost in the public mind, but we should all be mindful that the plant takes a […] More
It's very exciting to see graduate engineering management students take the principles of environmental sustainability and apply them to the field. More
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After eight years of an acrimonious public debate, on December 17, 2015, the NYS Public Service Commission is expected to finally decide the fate of a proposal by multinational giant Suez Environment to construct a controversial Haverstraw Water Supply Project desalination plant for public drinking water in an irreplaceable habitat of the Lower Hudson River. More
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In this two-part interview with FiOS 1 News, Riverkeeper's John Lipscomb details the alarming spike in reported sturgeon deaths along the Hudson – coinciding exactly with the start of construction on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. More
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