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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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County Executive Mike Hein with environmental leaders at the former RRA landfill site in the Town of Ulster where the proposed 3.341 kWh solar project would be located. (Photo: EPA)
Ulster County has earned recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for ranking 23rd in the nation for its use of green power. It’s the first county in New York State to be net carbon neutral, and currently purchases 139 percent, or 19 million kilowatt-hours, […] More
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A Great Blue Heron flying over the Wallkill River. Photo: Arthur Cemelli
Guest Blog by Brenda Bowers, Wallkill River Watershed Alliance The Wallkill River Watershed Alliance’s Boat Brigade was back on the water for the third time Saturday, moving ahead in its newly launched mission. Each time the group meets, new people are exposed to simple ways […] More
In this recorded webinar, Water Quality Program Manager Dan Shapley explains the findings of Riverkeeper’s report, “How’s the Water? 2015.” This year’s report includes: • new analysis of patterns of contamination in the Hudson River estuary that are relevant to the thousands of people who […] More
Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited draft assessment on hydraulic fracturing and its potential impact on drinking water resources. More
After a series of delays, the State Energy Planning Board finally approved the Final State Energy Plan at a meeting in Albany today, outlining ambitious targets for reducing climate pollution, and encouraging renewable energy and energy efficiency. More
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