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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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A member of the public alerted Riverkeeper's Watchdog staff to a precarious situation. With an Osprey nest under construction at an active manufacturing plant, New York State DEC responded to help the residents find a more suitable home. More
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The river – a wild stretch between Albany and Kingston – is itself the park. Riverkeeper toured the area by water with the NYS Parks Commissioner & guests. More
Updated April 11, 2022 On April 9, Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature green-lit a question on New Yorkers’ November 2022 general election ballot seeking approval to bond $4.2 billion dollars (up from $3 billion first proposed in 2019) for a multi-year […] More
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This is one in a series of guest blog posts about Riverkeeper Sweep with a focus on raising awareness of cigarette butt pollution and informing the public on the impact and what we can do. More
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Atlantic striped bass are in decline, and changes are coming. If you enjoy fishing on the Hudson, here's what you need to know. More
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As plans move forward for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) – a project that would bury massive electric cables in the bed of Lake Champlain and the Hudson River – the true costs are coming to light. More
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Round goby. (Photo: USFWS)
The round goby, a small fish with frog-like eyes, might not seem like much of a threat. But when the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) captured four of them in the Hudson River last summer, it set off an alarm. More
Roberta Frampton Benefiel Grand Riverkeeper Labrador, Inc.
Communities, organizations and individuals are urging New York State not to award billions of dollars in subsidies for the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) hydropower transmission project, based on numerous concerns. More
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Almost every member of Congress in the Hudson River watershed has signed on as a cosponsor of the landmark New York - New Jersey Watershed Protection Act which would authorize $50 million a year in federal funds to protect and restore the Hudson-Raritan watersheds. More

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