TERA
Tomorrow

Interplanetary Living

AI SpaceFactory, a self-described “multi-planetary architectural and technology design agency,” received funding from NASA to develop a prototype residence for life on Mars. Now they’ve set their sights closer to home. Relying on the same technology and concern for sustainability...
Solar Wind
Tomorrow

Bridging the Future

Achieving the Cuomo administration’s ambitious goal to produce all electricity from non-carbon sources by 2040 will require lots of ingenuity.
Nfamara Badjie working in his rice farm (photo by John Munson, courtesy of Cornell University)
Monitor

African Transplanting

Farmer Nfamara Badjie is trying something that hasn’t been done in the Hudson Valley in more than 180 years — growing rice. While Henry Warner failed in his attempt to establish rice paddies in Constitution Marsh in the 1830s, Badjie...
peregrine falcons
Monitor

Bird’s-eye View

In addition to facilitating travel across the Hudson River’s Tappan Zee, the New NY Bridge offers a seasonal home to peregrine falcons. The state Thruway Authority provided a nest box for a couple of the endangered birds to raise their...
Studio Sunggi Park
Tomorrow

Solar Plex

One of the biggest drawbacks to embracing solar energy in valley communities: Many residents find the panels unattractive. But they don’t have to be. In fact, designers have begun turning solar arrays into works of art — providing inspiration along...
Legacy

Row Back

In mid-September, the Hudson River Rowing Association and The Mid-Hudson Rowing Association hosted a historic, 5,000-meter race along the course used from 1895 to 1951 by crews competing in the Intercollegiate Rowing Association’s annual championship. It was the first time in more...
Kingston waterfront, aerial view of AVR (photo by Pierce Johnston)
Community

Kingston Transformation

More than 500 acres of forested and former industrial lands along the Hudson River will begin to heal from decades of neglect and ultimately become an oasis for nearby residents and visitors to explore nature, enjoy outdoor recreation and learn...
Kyle Cottier
Community

Art & Nature

Kyle Cottier is part of a breed of young artists making a home in the Hudson Valley and using its natural features both for inspiration and material.
Spotted Lantern
Alerts

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...
Pumpkin Apple Soup
Monitor

Smashing Pumpkins

When helping your kiddoes choose a pumpkin for jack-o’-lantern carving —here’s a list of the valley’s top pumpkin patches—pick up an extra and make this tasty seasonal soup.  As the recipe shows, pumpkins are good for more than pies. Here...