Tomorrow

Future Forward: Sustainable Agriculture

Sometimes we’re told change will take decades, even generations. Then world-shaking events like the COVID-19 pandemic show us it really can happen in a hurry. Such is the case with climate change — too often, we’ve been told that altering...
Tomorrow

Solar Meets Sheep (and Bees, and More)

The second word in “solar farm” can sound like a misnomer. Often solar panels sit on former agricultural land, but aren’t what we’d otherwise think of as a farm. Agrivoltaics aims to change that by hosting PV panels and agriculture...
Legacy

Newburgh: the Cradle of American Speed Skating

Back in the days when people could count on the Hudson River freezing over nearly every year, skating on it was a popular pastime. In Newburgh, people took to it with particular zeal. As early as 1815, hometown skaters like...
Tomorrow

Future Forward: Housing + Transportation

Sometimes we’re told change will take decades, even generations. Then world-shaking events like the COVID-19 pandemic show us it really can happen in a hurry. Such is the case with climate change — too often, we’ve been told that altering...
Monitor

The Winter Survival Guide for Hudson Valley Animals

Hibernating sounds simple (and appealing): Just stuff yourself with rich foods like nuts all fall, then crawl into a cozy underground den and ride out the winter unconscious. The animals of the Hudson Valley actually have more complex, and varied,...
Legacy

Celebrating the Scenic Hudson Decision

When the 6 people who founded Scenic Hudson gathered to protect Storm King Mountain in 1963, they knew they faced an uphill battle. When it came to big industrial projects like the hydroelectric plant Con Edison proposed to build on...
Alerts

The Latest on Central Hudson’s Coal Tar Cleanup

Long before a national network of pipelines brought natural gas to the Hudson Valley, gas for lighting, heating and cooking was manufactured at plants up and down the river. Coal or other petroleum products were heated to produce a gas...
Monitor

Guided Foraging in the Hudson Valley

Tramping through a patch of woods in the Hudson Highlands between Beacon and Cold Spring, James O’Neill points out edible plants and mushrooms, explaining how to identify each, how to best prepare them, and even why, environmentally speaking, you should...