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The fact that there are more juvenile Atlantic sturgeon, as announced this week by the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, is great news.

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In an historic agreement announced today, the City of Newburgh and the Department of Environmental Conservation have agreed on a $39 million plan to reduce combined sewer overflows into the Hudson River from the city by nearly 100 million gallons per year. The plan will […]

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Surprise!
Riverkeeper has a new look. We modernized our website while paying homage to our history with a special, 50th Anniversary logo.

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The value of educating children about their local environment is never more apparent then during our annual visit to the Bank Street School for Children, where we spend a morning each winter visiting two classes of bright students.

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Please view this webinar recorded January 21, 2016 on the Pilgrim Pipelines and the threats they pose to New York and New Jersey communities.

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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.

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The Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, Dan Shapley / Riverkeeper
Every male smallmouth bass caught in the Wallkill River as part of a federal survey of national wildlife refuges in the Northeastern U.S. had “intersex” characteristics, such as immature eggs that formed in their testes. The likely cause is the presence of endocrine disrupting chemical contamination in the river.

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The need for investment in clean water infrastructure in New York State is the largest in the United States, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Watersheds Survey, released January 13.

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Orange discharge was observed in summer 2015 during water quality monitoring of the Sparta Brook in Ossining. (Photo by Gareth Hougham)
What IS that orange stuff? That question occurred to Gareth Hougham of Hudson Valley Arts and Science while conducting two rounds of water quality monitoring on the Sparta Brook this summer.

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There's news breaking today that Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to propose boosting spending in the next New York State budget for the Environmental Protection Fund, increasing year-over-year funding from by nearly $125 million to $300 million.

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State grants have recently been announced, which will result in at least $22.6 million in direct state and federal investments in community wastewater or green infrastructure projects and studies to improve water quality in the Hudson River Watershed.

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By a unanimous vote, the NYS Public Service Commission decided to abandon Suez’s controversial plan to tap, treat and desalinate Hudson River water and pipe it to Rockland County homes and businesses.

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