New York News
4:34 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

NY Gov Signs Law Protecting Sharks

New York is banning trade in shark fins starting next summer in an effort to protect the marine predators.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who signed the law Friday, says an estimated 73 million sharks are killed worldwide to meet the market demand. The fins are used in soup popular in Chinese cuisine.

So-called "finning" of sharks is already illegal in U.S. and New York coastal waters. The practice involves catching sharks, cutting off their fins and returning them to the water to die.

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Hudson Valley News
11:07 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Feds Study Fish Impact for Indian Point License Renewals

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — The federal fisheries service says the continued operation of two nuclear plants in the Hudson Valley would kill hundreds of fish in two protected species, but would not come close to wiping them out.

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New England News
4:32 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Work Begins To Remove Dam In Pelham Massachusetts

The Bartlett Rod Shop Co. Dam on the Amethyst Brook in Pelham, MA, which is being removed in a $193,000 project

Work began Wednesday  in the western Massachusetts town of  Pelham to remove a public safety threat and at the same time provide an ecological benefit to the region.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

Environmental officials, and others celebrated as work began to remove a stone dam on the Amethyst Brook. It will result  in better water quality and open a corridor for the migration of aquatic wildlife, according to  Wendi Weber, the northeast regional director for the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service.

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New York News
7:08 am
Mon June 4, 2012

NY: New Advice on Eating Fish from State Waterways

Hudson River

New York conservation officials have updated the advice they give people about the safety of eating fish from the state's waterways.

Among this year's changes is the addition of the Lewiston Reservoir in Niagara County and part of the Beaver River in Lewis County to the advisory list. And there are changes in the fish species included in advisories for four Adirondack waters: Fall Lake in Hamilton County; Francis Lake in Lewis County; Schroon Lake in Warren and Essex counties; and Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain.

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