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One of the most significant choices people can make toward reducing their environmental impact is changing how to get around....

Do Heat Pumps Make Sense for the Valley’s Cold Winters (and Hot Summers)?

In November 2022, home oil prices reached the highest they’ve...

How to Get in on the Refillability Game

Take a quick look around the space you’re in right...

Six Fresh Household Swaps That Cut Packaging Waste

We’ve seen the headlines about how much our oceans, ecosystems,...

Floatovoltaics Makes Waves Approaching the Valley

About 10 miles north of Albany, the small city of Cohoes sits at the confluence...

In the Climate Fight, “Blue Carbon” Soaks Up Fresh Attention (and Emissions)

All around us, there are natural systems that soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere....

Can N.Y. Reset Tech With Its Nation-Leading Right to Repair Law?

New York State will set a historic precedent July 1, when the nation’s first Digital...

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What’s Going On With EVs?

One of the most significant choices people can make toward reducing their environmental impact is changing how to get around....

Do Heat Pumps Make Sense for the Valley’s Cold Winters (and Hot Summers)?

In November 2022, home oil prices reached the highest they’ve been since the U.S. Energy Information Administration has been keeping...

How to Get in on the Refillability Game

Take a quick look around the space you’re in right now, and one material stands out among the rest: plastic....

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Exploring Green Careers: ZEKE FLEMING, Solar Construction Manager

The statistics are impressive: by 2030, more than 24 million new jobs could be created globally by shifting to a...

Exploring Green Careers: MIGUEL ALVARADO, Retrofit Contractor

The statistics are impressive: by 2030, more than 24 million new jobs could be created globally by shifting to a...

Exploring Green Careers: SUSIE XIMÉNEZ, Community Outreach Director

The statistics are impressive: by 2030, more than 24 million new jobs could be created globally by shifting to a...

In Growing Numbers, Gen Z Students Are Choosing Eco-Careers

Climate change has been a topic of national conversation since the ’80s — twice as long as members of Generation...

Exploring Green Careers: SERENA PADILLA, Garden Educator

The statistics are impressive: by 2030, more than 24 million new jobs could be created globally by shifting to a...

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A single-story ranch-style home with white siding and a dark gray roof. On the roof, solar panels have been installed. The sky behind the home is bright blue.

Going Green at Home by 2030

The $370 billion Inflation Reduction Act passed in 2022 marked the largest clean-energy investment in U.S. history. Through the IRA,...

Touring the HV by EV

Is this the year electric vehicles hit their tipping point? New York dug into a $750 million EV-infrastructure expansion. States...

Solarpunk Movement Seeds Climate Hope in the Valley

Set above highly urbanized and tech-forward New York City, the Hudson Valley offers nature reserves and varying topography that help...

The Real Deal on Plastic Recycling

In 2019, two days before Halloween, some of America’s leading beverage companies — including the makers of Coca Cola, Pepsi,...

Next-Level Strategies to Reduce Waste

You’ve already brought reusable mugs, purchased locally in bulk and maybe even started composting. Now New York sustainability and travel...

Recording Change One Photo at a Time

Environmental changes can move at a snail’s pace, making them costly to record and hard for the average person —...

How to Compost Smart in the Hudson Valley

During the pandemic, many of us have had more time to focus on feathering our nests — and making them...
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Victory Gardens Return, Challenging Seed Access and Food Justice

Ken Greene said he saw it happen once before, but not like this. A decade ago, the Great Recession inspired...

Green Burial A Growing Option in the HV

Joel Kovel was laid to rest directly in the Hudson Valley ground, his body in a wicker casket pulled on...

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Floatovoltaics Makes Waves Approaching the Valley

About 10 miles north of Albany, the small city of Cohoes sits at the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk...

How the SITED Act Makes N.Y. a National Leader in Climate Change Solutions

The passage in 2019 of New York’s landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act established some of the nation’s most...

How Solar Works in the Hudson Valley’s Different Weather Conditions

California’s Death Valley may seem like the best place on Earth for solar arrays — the sun beats down daily....

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...

At the Historic Bronson House, a Surprising Solar Success

Tucked in a corner of a medium-security state prison site is a little-known, rarely seen 19th-century mansion that has fascinated...
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Solar Plex

One of the biggest drawbacks to embracing solar energy in valley communities: Many residents find the panels unattractive. But they...
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Solar Buzz

Underhill solar farm in Poughkeepsie, which went on line in 2019, was one of New York’s first solar arrays developed...

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An aerial view of a Hudson Valley tree farm.

Cutting Down the Impact of That Christmas Tree

For those who celebrate one of the year-end holiday biggies, the time of year has come back around to ponder...

Fire It Up With Eco-Friendlier Campfires

Building campfires and settling in to unwind before the crackling flames is a uniquely human pleasure, one with deep evolutionary...

Get in on the #ClimateAction: Hands-On Volunteering Opps

All that bad news is really partly good news … but it still feels bad sometimes. The news coverage of...

Fresh Climate Solution Coming to the Valley: Greater Sustainability Ed

Late in summer 2018, a Swedish teen plopped down on a sidewalk by the seat of her nation’s government, bearing...

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Cooling Green Roofs Turn Up Along the Hudson

When Harry Lipstein decided to cover the roof of his black-box theater with plants instead of a more typical cover...

A Fresh Land-Use Win: Solar Canopies Shading Parking Lots

In the shift to green energy, debates often crop up over possible uses for land, whether solar-panel installations or other...

“Ashen Cabins” Could Be a New Use for Beetle-Destroyed Trees

A high-design Cornell project shows how quirky but desirable ash wood can be reclaimed for construction.
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Recycling’s Robotic Frontier

To understand the challenges at the root of municipal recycling programs, check out a video clip from the TV satire...

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Why to Support These New Bike Safety Bills for N.Y. State

In this year’s ranking of bike-friendly states conducted annually by the League of American Bicyclists, New York placed 13th. (FYI, Massachusetts, Oregon,...

Understanding the Hudson’s PCB Cleanup — and Why it Still Matters Today

People might be forgiven for thinking that the dredging of Hudson River PCB toxins completed by General Electric in 2016...
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Time to Update the Bottle Bill

Half. That’s the percentage of glass containers manufactured in the United States that ends up in landfills every year. Despite...

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