Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

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Paddling and other recreation has resumed on the Wallkill River. Photo courtesy of Craig Chapman, New Paltz Kayaking Tours.
There have been no observations of harmful algae for several weeks, and with cooler temperatures and water levels rebounding from drought conditions, a recurrence this year is unlikely. More
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Hudson River Watershed communities need at least $3.1 billion to repair and upgrade wastewater infrastructure, according to a Riverkeeper analysis of New York State’s 2023 list of projects eligible for federal funding. Achieving the “swimmable” goal of the Clean Water Act, 50 years after its passage, hinges on ongoing and stepped-up investments in our wastewater infrastructure. More
Tree-clearing faulted at wind energy site
Tree-clearing on Beacon Island, along the Hudson River and Normans Kill, is among the missteps at proposed turbine manufacturing site. Let’s pursue wind energy without collateral damage to the local environment. As our society enters the necessary but challenging transition to clean energy to combat […] More
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Both last summer’s deluge and this year’s drought are examples of the climate extremes we need to prepare for, given the warming already baked in due to greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. More
Holtec International, the firm responsible for the decommissioning of Indian Point has filed for a number of exemptions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that would loosen existing oversight requirements. More
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Riverkeeper and partner environmental organizations submitted to the Mayor Adams’ Administration twelve recommendations for improving New York City’s Green Infrastructure Program. Pushing the city to redouble its efforts to develop more soil and vegetated stormwater controls is a proactive effort that will help combat the devastating impact that climate change will have on New York City. More
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A Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) has overtaken parts of the Wallkill River and Rondout Creek, putting recreational users at potential risk from toxins produced by the algae. The Wallkill and Rondout combine to form the largest tributary to the tidal portion of the Hudson River. More
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Riverkeeper's staff has never seen a smoke plume of this kind at the plant, or a condition in the water like the bubbling seen in the video. More
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Water Justice Fellows Shansanique at Otter Creek
During the second week of our Source to Estuary summer camp, we were ankle deep in Otter Creek, a tributary of the Tomhannock Reservoir, searching for the aquatic bugs that call this place home. More
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Since 2015, Riverkeeper, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly and Union College have collaborated on a water quality monitoring project in the Mohawk River watershed. Our latest data, from July 10, is now available at riverkeeper.org. More

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