Blog articles by Riverkeeper staff and supporters

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As she prepares to take the role of President and Hudson Riverkeeper, Tracy Brown shared some thoughts about the river, the challenges and the opportunities ahead. More
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Riverkeeper staff enjoyed paddling in Constitution Marsh with Hudson River Expeditions in September.
Recreational use of the Hudson River and its tributaries is on the rise, and it’s essential that we continue to make investments to maintain and improve water quality to support people’s use of the water. More
[UPDATED 9/7/21] In enacting the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, New York decided to fight climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions rapidly. That decision was ambitious and long overdue. By 2030, 70% of the state’s electrical load will be generated by sources of […] More
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New Synapse report details how solar, wind and energy efficiency improvements will fill gaps left by Indian Point. More
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A new fracked-gas power plant at the Danskammer facility, on the banks of the Hudson River, would make the climate change problem worse. And we don't need the power. More
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Riverkeeper is asking for an independent inspection of this railroad bridge on the CSX freight line on the western shoreline of the Hudson across from Poughkeepsie. We contacted CSX, owner of the rail line, in 2020, after noting the condition of the bridge. As seen […] More
As humans, we are drawn to water. We want to wade, splash and swim, especially during these dog days of summer. The Hudson is no exception, though Riverkeeper sometimes meets surprising resistance to the simple statement of fact that, yes, people swim in the Hudson River. Importantly, swimming doesn’t just take place at the river’s four public bathing beaches. More
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A number of proposals have emerged to deliver power to New York City with electric cables – and some could have enormous consequences for communities and the environment. More
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As the climate warms, we’ll need beaches more than ever. Extreme rains will overwhelm sewers that can’t handle even routine storms today. If we don’t upgrade our sewers, we’ll find the water unfit for recreation just when we need it most. More
Riverkeeper and Quassaick Creek Watershed Alliance plant 50 trees as part of ongoing efforts to restore a healthy stream and spawning habitat. More

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