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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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Hudson Valley News
3:56 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

An Agreement Is Reached On An Environmental Permit For The New Tappan Zee

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New York State has reached an agreement with two Hudson Valley environmental groups on a Department of Environmental Conservation permit needed for constructing the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. The agreement also gives the groups a seat at the table in monitoring the construction.

The environmental permit is one of the last certifications the state needs to move forward with construction, and those involved with the project say it’s critical. Brian Conybeare is special advisor to Governor Andrew Cuomo for the New NY Bridge Project.

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New York News
11:25 am
Sat March 16, 2013

Former NYS DEC Commissioner to Head Audubon NY

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A former New York State Department of Environmental Conservation commissioner has been tapped to lead Audubon New York.

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New York News
6:09 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

NYS DEC Proposes Self-Audit Policy

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released for public comment a policy designed to encourage businesses to audit themselves, and voluntarily report any problems to the DEC. The goal is prevent pollution and improve compliance with environmental laws.

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Hudson Valley News
2:20 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Riverkeeper Wants NYS Environmental Permit for New TZB Strengthened

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The comment period has ended for a draft environmental permit for construction of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. At least one environmental group is raising a number of concerns with the draft permit, while state officials maintain the permit has strict requirements.

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North Country News
12:20 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Lake George Invasive Species Strategy Released

Lake George from village beach
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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Lake George Park Commission have announced a strategic plan to address invasive species in Lake George. But critics say the policies won’t help the invasives fight.

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