hudson river http://wamc.org en "The History Of The Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness To The Civil War" By Vernon Benjamin http://wamc.org/post/history-hudson-river-valley-wilderness-civil-war-vernon-benjamin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Sailing down the river that would later bear his captain’s name, explorer Robert Juet described the Hudson River Valley in 1609 as a “drowned land” submerged by a “great lake of water.” Over the next two centuries, this drowned landscape would be the site of a truly historic flowering of art, literature, architecture, innovation, and revolutionary fervor—drawing comparisons to another fertile cultural haven built around a might mighty river in Western Europe.</p><p>As historian Vernon Benjamin chronicles in <em>The History Of The Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness To The Civil War</em>, the Hudson River Valley has been a place of contradictions since its first settlement by Europeans. Discovered by an Englishman who claimed it for the Dutch, the region soon became home to the most vibrant trading outpost for the New World colonies—the Island of Manhattan—even as the rest of the valley retained the native beauty that would inspire artists from James Fenimore Cooper to Thomas Cole.</p><p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 93409 at http://wamc.org "The History Of The Hudson River Valley: From Wilderness To The Civil War" By Vernon Benjamin Hudson River PCB Dredging To Resume This Week http://wamc.org/post/hudson-river-pcb-dredging-resume-week <p></p><p></p><p>Dredging of the upper-Hudson River will resume Wednesday. Tue, 06 May 2014 03:15:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 89737 at http://wamc.org Hudson River PCB Dredging To Resume This Week Conservation Group Intends To Sue Over Oil Spill Response Plans http://wamc.org/post/conservation-group-intends-sue-over-oil-spill-response-plans <p></p><p>A national conservation organization has put the U.S. Coast Guard and Environmental Protection Agency on notice that it will follow through with a lawsuit if oil spill response plans along the Hudson River are not updated.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:45:22 +0000 Allison Dunne 85362 at http://wamc.org Conservation Group Intends To Sue Over Oil Spill Response Plans GE And EPA Present Hudson River Cleanup Update To Stakeholders http://wamc.org/post/ge-and-epa-present-hudson-river-cleanup-update-stakeholders <p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and General Electric provided stakeholders updates on the ongoing Hudson River Superfund cleanup project and a recap of the concluded 2013 dredging season on Thursday.</p><p></p><p>At a meeting of the Hudson River PCB Superfund site’s Community Advisory Group, General Electric presented to stakeholders an update on the massive habitat restoration and dredging project, saying that between April 29<sup>th</sup> and November 6<sup>th</sup>,&nbsp; 612,000 cubic yards of sediment containing PCBs were removed from the river bottom.</p><p></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 79315 at http://wamc.org GE And EPA Present Hudson River Cleanup Update To Stakeholders Real-Time Hudson River Data Is Displayed On Walkway Over The Hudson http://wamc.org/post/real-time-hudson-river-data-displayed-walkway-over-hudson <p></p><p></p><p>A pedestrian bridge in New York has a new sign unveiled this week featuring real-time data about the Hudson River. Officials say the information will provide some useful facts to visitors while scientists monitor the river&rsquo;s changing conditions.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:01:53 +0000 Allison Dunne 74873 at http://wamc.org Real-Time Hudson River Data Is Displayed On Walkway Over The Hudson Update on Transmission Line Project Presented http://wamc.org/post/update-transmission-line-project-presented <p></p><p></p><p>Officials from Transmission Developers, the company planning to place a buried, underwater electric transmission cable between Quebec and New York City, provided an update on the project to interested parties in Plattsburgh this week. Wed, 02 Oct 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74755 at http://wamc.org Update on Transmission Line Project Presented NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program http://wamc.org/post/nys-department-environmental-conservation-estuary-program-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On one day, Thursday Oct </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, 3 thousand students, educators, and volunteers will visit 65 sites along the Hudson from New York Harbor to the mouth of the Mohawk. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is being called “A Day In the Life of Hudson River.”&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hudson River Estuary Coordinator, Fran Dunwell and Hudson River Science Educator, Chris Bowser&nbsp;</span>from the <a href="http://www.dec.ny.gov/lands/4920.html">NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program</a> are here to tell us this morning about how this helps people get a feel for the diversity and dynamic nature of the Hudson River system.</p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 73943 at http://wamc.org NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Estuary Program Hudson River Boat Crash Victims' Families Ask For Information http://wamc.org/post/hudson-river-boat-crash-victims-families-ask-information <p>The investigation continues into a fatal boat crash in the Hudson River on Friday. The families of the victims say the investigation should focus on lighting, not alcohol. But state authorities say lighting was in compliance. In the meantime, family members went from planning a wedding to holding funerals.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:46:17 +0000 Allison Dunne 70467 at http://wamc.org Hudson River Boat Crash Victims' Families Ask For Information An Investigation Continues Into A Fatal Boat Crash On The Hudson http://wamc.org/post/investigation-continues-fatal-boat-crash-hudson <p>WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a bride-to-be who was killed in a New York boating accident died from drowning and severe head injuries.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:33:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 70287 at http://wamc.org An Investigation Continues Into A Fatal Boat Crash On The Hudson Researchers Find Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In The Hudson River http://wamc.org/post/researchers-find-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-hudson-river <p>A new study finds antibiotic-resistant bacteria in certain spots of the Hudson River, and researchers say the disease-causing strains are part of the ongoing risk from sewage contamination in the water.</p><p>The microbes identified are resistant to those types of antibiotics commonly used to treat ear infections, pneumonia, and other ailments. Suzanne Young is the study’s lead author. She says the study focused on 10 sites, in areas from the Tappan Zee Bridge to Manhattan and Queens.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:52:05 +0000 Allison Dunne 69749 at http://wamc.org Researchers Find Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria In The Hudson River