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N.Y. Farmers Explore Silvopasturing As Climate Solution

Some Northeastern farmers have begun carefully shifting back to an age-old land management technique. It’s one that relies on a combination long considered taboo in the U.S.: grazing animals and the woods. Silvopasture, or the practice of raising livestock on...
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How and Why To Plant Native This Spring

Like many, Millbrook resident Liselotte Vince earned her green thumb as a kid years ago, when beauty was the big goal. Whatever perennials or annuals caught her mother’s eye found a spot in their yard. “I don’t think a lot...
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Gearing Up For Amphibians’ “Big Night”

If you think amphibians’ winter-survival strategy is impressive — species like spring peepers freeze solid, with no heartbeat for months, then thaw out within hours — you’ll be amazed by the moves they make as temperatures warm. On a wet-enough...
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#WildlifeLove: 9 Wild Facts about Porcupines

Arguably, the porcupine — technically, the North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) — is the Hudson Valley’s oddest-looking creature. Everybody knows about their quills, but we discovered there’s lots more to learn about these elusive mammals, including unusual calls and smells and...
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The Coast Guard’s Icebreakers Are Back at Work

It’s almost unbelievable now to imagine that there was a point during the early 20th century when cars could zip across the solid surface of the frozen river from Nyack to Tarrytown with ease. While the river probably won’t freeze...
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Iroquois Pipeline Expansion Opposition Gets More Time

On Jan. 19, the then-chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, James Danly, called an extraordinary session of the commission, which reviews new fracked gas initiatives nationwide. On the agenda was an expansion of the Iroquois Pipeline, a project that...