The passage in 2019 of New York’s landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act established some of the nation’s most ambitious clean energy goals. The law aims to have 70% of the state’s electricity generated by renewable energy by 2030... Monitor
The robin is the oneThat interrupts the mornWith hurried, few, express reportsWhen March is scarcely on. Emily Dickinson, “The Robin” Virtually nobody signals the arrival of spring with more brio than the robin. In fact, their call has been translated into English... Legacy
She built one of the most striking homes on the Hudson River — and the nation’s first female self-made millionaire managed it all on her own, giving back generously along the way. Madam C.J. Walker was born Sarah Breedlove in... Legacy
As thousands of men went off to fight in the American Revolution, many women kept the home fires burning — which was always demanding work, but even more labor-intensive in that age, and doubly so during wartime. Some wives opted to...
Subdivision and conversion to non-farming uses remain major threats to the Hudson Valley’s productive agricultural lands, causing their fragmentation at an alarming rate. Committed to bucking this trend — and assuring that more of the region’s highest-quality soils will always... Monitor
The holiday decorations are down, the lights aren’t twinkling, and the nights feel long and dark. But there’s a surprisingly easy, free way to give yourself a lift: by foraging a bit to bring the outdoors inside. Foraging is defined... Monitor
Maple syrup has a rich and storied history in the Hudson Valley. Where the age-old tradition of tapping trees and the modern adaptations of the final product boil down into a true taste of Americana. Iroquois peoples are considered to... Legacy
Editor’s Note: This article contains mentions of slavery that, while not graphic, may be disturbing. Few could describe the horrors of enslavement more vividly than Solomon Northup, author of Twelve Years a Slave. Published in 1853, the year Northup secured... Tomorrow
A snowflake is a complicated thing. The shape that makes each one unique is also a sensitive record of the changing conditions that occur as an ice crystal forms in the cloud and falls to the ground. For instance, atmospheric... Legacy
Nobody saw it coming. After all, it was your typical mid-March — cool temperatures, but with a hint of spring in the air. Trees were showing signs of budding, and river ice was fast disappearing, raising expectations that steamboats soon...