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Spotted Lanternfly

Watch Out for Spotted Lanternflies

The spotted lanternfly is one beautiful bug. With its wings outspread, an adult resembles an abstract painting, sporting geometric splotches of red, yellow, black and white. Unfortunately, it’s also a very destructive bug — which has led to an all-out...
Apple Bitter Rot

New Fungi on NY Apples

by Cheyenne MacDonald Hudson Valley apple orchards have a growing new worry on their hands. Scientists have identified a pair of fungal pathogens not previously known in the region that cause the disease dubbed “bitter rot” — which, as the...

Inside Scoop

On  Earth Day 2020, more than 300 people and organizations — including Scenic Hudson — came together virtually to advocate state leaders for increased public health and environmental protections. The day included a series of brief “conversations” with legislators about hot-button...
Ned Sullivan Kayaking

Updates and Messages from Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan

Para leer esta página en español, pulse aquí. Thursday, August 13—Continuing the Legacy of John Lewis “When you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to say something, to do something.” —John Lewis...
Breakneck Fire, March 9, 2020

Brush Fire in the Highlands

On Monday afternoon, March 9, a fire began on Breakneck Ridge near Cold Spring, N.Y. By the following morning, officials reported that 150 acres had burned on Breakneck and that fires were continuing to the north and east. Accordingly, New...

Bye-Bye Plastic Bags

Americans use more than 100 billion plastic bags a year, with nearly a fifth of them carted out of stores and restaurants by New Yorkers. According to our partners at American Rivers, three times more of these bags end up...

Stop Danskammer Now

While developers of the proposed new gas-fired Danskammer power plant in Newburgh insist in public that it will be much “cleaner” than the current facility, their application to the state Siting Board reveals the truth — the plant’s more frequent combustion of...
Spotted Lantern

Lantern Fly

Now, more than ever, be on the lookout for spotted lantern flies. Sightings of these EXTREMELY harmful insects, native to Asia, have just been confirmed in Manhattan’s Riverside Park as well as across the Hudson in Secaucus, N.J. — bringing...