National Academy of Sciences

A former president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies in Dutchess County is one of 375 members of the National Academy of Sciences who has signed an open letter to draw attention to the perils of climate change. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Dr. William Schlesinger about why he thinks the letter is important.

March Against Monsanto in Albany, NY calls attention to GMOs
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Activists protesting genetically modified foods gathered on the grounds outside the state capitol in Albany on Saturday in solidarity with the international "March Against Monsanto.”

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A new study published by the National Academy of Sciences says some environmentalists may be overstating fears about the corrosive effects of tar sands oil on pipelines like the one across northern New England.