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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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Riverkeeper has spent the past seven years providing New Yorkers with information and resources to help shape the debate about the process of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to extract natural gas from deep underground deposits. More
Riverkeeper’s patrol boat Captain John Lipscomb is featured in this mini-documentary from Awen Films for MSNBC. The film crew rode along with us along during patrols of New York City’s Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek as John described his work. “It’s become a real mission. […] More
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La contaminación fecal en el río Hudson y sus afluentes Traducción por Virginia Benedict For the English version of Riverkeeper’s report, “How’s the Water? 2015,” click here. RIVERKEEPER es una organización financiada por nuestros miembros. Nuestra misión es proteger la integridad ambiental, recreativa y comercial […] More
Por Erin Provenzano and Jeremy Cherson Traducción por Virginia Benedict Looking for english? Click here. ¿QUE SON MICROBEADS? En los últimos diez años, los fabricantes de productos de cuidado personal han añadido pequeñas bolas de plástico, comúnmente conocidos como “microperlas” a cientos de productos incluyendo […] More
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