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Hudson Valley News
6:15 pm
Mon June 24, 2013

Environmentalists Want More Information More Quickly On Sewage Pollution

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Two environmental groups are calling on New York State officials to better implement a sewage pollution notification law. State officials, meanwhile, say they are implementing the law in phases.

Riverkeeper and Citizens Campaign for the Environment are calling on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to fully implement a law passed during the 2012 legislative session. Tracy Brown is a water quality advocate for Westchester-based Riverkeeper.

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Hudson Valley News
2:03 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Public Hearing On Belleayre Projects Draws Hundreds

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation held a public hearing Wednesday at the Belleayre Ski Center in the Catskills. The hearing, which attracted a few hundred people, focused on two proposals and their cumulative impacts.

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Hudson Valley News
12:28 pm
Sat May 25, 2013

NYS DEC Extends Comment Period For Belleayre Proposals

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New York state environmental regulators have extended the comment period for two Belleayre Mountain projects.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

DEC Warns Hikers of Muddy Trails in Adirondack High Peaks

Mud holes and exposed tree roots indicate heavy use of a trail to Brothers Mountain in the Adirondack Forest Preserve
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wants hikers to stay off trails in the high peaks of the Adirondacks.

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Hudson Valley News
3:16 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Environmental Group Wants More Comment Time For Belleayre Projects

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A national environmental action group is sending a letter to New York state environmental regulators. An attorney for the group says more time is needed to comment on a modified proposal of The Belleayre Resort and plans for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center.

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Hudson Valley News
12:39 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

Ashokan Watershed Conference Looks At Resilience

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An annual conference in New York’s Ulster County takes place Saturday. Presenters will speak about how to maintain healthy watershed communities and streams.

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Hudson Valley News
8:45 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Flood Task Force Continues Its Planning In Kingston

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KINGSTON – The City of Kingston Flooding Task Force, which was created to address waterfront flooding and sea level rise, continues to look at alternatives and suggestions to avoid flooding in the future.

The group will eventually develop recommendations to prevent waterfront flooding now and into the future, said Gregg Swanzey, the city’s economic development director.

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Hudson Valley News
1:47 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

The Public Comment Period Is Open For Belleayre Projects

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The public has about two months to submit comments on a modified proposal of the Belleayre Resort at Catskill Park; plans for the Belleayre Mountain Ski Center; and cumulative impacts of both.

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Hudson Valley News
7:22 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Protestors Line Up Near Water Pipeline Construction Site

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About 50 protestors gathered this morning near a water pipeline construction site in New York’s Orange County. They say the pipeline should not be going in the ground without permits in place for a larger project.

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New York News
12:59 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Biologists Study White Nose Infected Bats in Artificial Cave

Abandoned bunkers such as this may provide optimal conditions for bats to escape white-nose syndrome
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With nearly 90 percent declines in some species of bats due to White Nose Syndrome, scientists in the Northeast conducted an experiment this winter aimed at finding alternative strategies to save infected bats.

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