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Vote Early and Often for LA Metro

Joel Epstein | Posted 07.13.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm home again, for a few minutes at least. Hey, cut me some slack; have you ever heard of snow and ice? It's summer and to fully appreciate the pla...

The Ultimate Shipboard Experience: Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Ships these days may say they're aiming for islands or lowering anchor in the globe's most perfect ports. But, for most, the real goal of cruising is...

Using computers to better understand art

The Conversation US | Posted 06.07.2016 | Arts
The Conversation US

By Ricky J. Sethi, Fitchburg State University How do humans interpret and understand art? The nature of artistic style, seemingly abstract and intuit...

Rapid Protection of Wetlands Critical to Environmental and Economic Health of the Hudson Valley

Ned Sullivan | Posted 05.23.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Tidal wetlands are among the most productive and protective ecosystems on the planet. Unfortunately, they're also among the most fragile.

It's Time for Gov. Cuomo and Attorney General Schneiderman to Show Leadership on the Hudson

Ned Sullivan | Posted 05.09.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

During his five years in office, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has spearheaded remarkable environmental achievements.

Feds Helped General Electric Escape Pressure Over Pollution

International Business Times | Andrew Hart | Posted 04.20.2016 | Business

When Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for General Electric to remove all of the chemicals it had pumped into the Hudson River, ...

23 Years of Radioactive Rainfall at New York Nuclear Plant

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 04.18.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

For the past 23 years, Entergy engineers have tried unsuccessfully to ignore, live with, and then stop a radioactive rain from the Indian Point 2 reactor cavity from falling onto workers inside the massive containment building.

7 Lessons on Leadership, Navigating One Mile of the Hudson

Mark Coleman | Posted 04.13.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

Today, more than ever, we need constructive collaboration between stakeholders, and leaders who evoke inclusive decision-making, trust-building and mutual solutions.

New York's 'It' Neighborhood: Battery Park

Andrea Poe | Posted 04.13.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

Energy is here, especially among young families, who have taken to the wide boulevards, open spaces, parks, mall-like shopping complexes, and sprawling suburban-sized health clubs. Life here is, well, simply easier than other places in the city.

EPA Ups Ante in Inter-Agency Warfare, Jeopardizing Public Health and Credibility of Federal Superfund Program

Ned Sullivan | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

In my last blog, I detailed major missteps of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its oversight of the Hudson River Superfund cleanup of...

Nation's Water, Air and Health at Stake in Whether EPA Completes Hudson River Cleanup

Ned Sullivan | Posted 02.26.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Lead poisons drinking water in Flint, Michigan... Dangerous levels of perfluorooctanoic acid contaminate water supplies in Hoosick Falls, New York... ...

Peekskill NY -- Balancing Growth With a Healthy Environment

Kathleen Talbot | Posted 02.18.2016 | Green
Kathleen Talbot

As a Peekskill councilwoman starting my second term and a life-long city resident, these challenges can seem daunting. But I take the safety and health of our environment seriously and work hard to support initiatives that will move us towards greater safety and sustainability. We are mandated to be good caretakers of our environment and must make energy conservation and sustainability a priority.

Indian Point Contaminates the Hudson River With Uncontrollable Radioactive Flow

Roger Witherspoon | Posted 02.15.2016 | Green
Roger Witherspoon

For more than a decade, it has been impossible for operators of the Indian Point nuclear power plant to stop highly radioactive reactor and spent fuel pool coolant from leaking into the groundwater and migrating to the Hudson River.

The NYC Security Risk That Candidates Aren't Discussing

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.29.2016 | New York
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

We should do everything in our power to transition the bright minds at IPEC into the clean renewable energy sector in New York, which is growing daily. Let's keep them employed -- and then some. But most importantly, let's keep this country safe.

Ten Top Waterfront Hotels in the Northeast

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 01.20.2016 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Read this headline and you're most likely thinking "Oceanfront" -- but in this case, the water body can be ocean, lake or even river. These ten hotels and inns in the Northeast US stand out for beauty, design, service and overall ambience.

The Spirit of the Scenic Hudson Decision Lives on in 50th Year of Citizen Action

Ned Sullivan | Posted 12.29.2015 | Green
Ned Sullivan

December 29 marks the 50th anniversary of the Scenic Hudson Decision, the cornerstone of environmental law granting citizens legal standing to protect the environment. This court victory is considered the birth of the modern, grassroots environmental movement.

An Art Lover's Road Trip Through The Hudson River Valley

Hipmunk | Posted 11.09.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Running along the eastern edge of New York State, from Albany south to Yonkers, the Hudson River Valley boasts tons of natural beauty. For art lovers in the tri-state area, the Hudson River Valley also features great works of art, ranging from sculpture gardens to historic estates. Try the following day trip, factoring in at least two hours total driving time from start to end, to see some of the highlights!

Local Waterways as Classrooms and Laboratories: A Conversation with Professor Joseph Rachlin

John Cronin | Posted 11.02.2015 | New York
John Cronin

Like most of the resourceful, urban educators I have met, Dr. Rachlin sees himself in his students. He enables them to find the treasures buried in the urban landscape - a talent he developed during his young years coming up in the city.

A Grandfather's Appreciation of Things Grandfatherly

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 10.06.2015 | Fifty
Jeremiah Horrigan

I was recently asked by an editor to explain why I've lived in the same place -- in New York's Hudson Valley -- for nearly 40 years. I could only think to answer the question in the guise I'm most familiar with: as the grandfather of four boys.

New York Snapshot: "Harlem River Noir"

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 09.19.2015 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

I was walking the other night along the edge of the Harlem River, at or near where they once chopped off a sizable piece of Manhattan and connected it...

A Tale of Three Governors and a Tainted River

Ned Sullivan | Posted 09.21.2015 | Green
Ned Sullivan

In 1976 New York Gov. Hugh Carey approved a deal with General Electric exonerating the company from responsibility under New York State law for cleaning up the toxic mess it had created by dumping PCBs in the Hudson River over a 40-year span.

I'll Take Your Hypocrisy If You Build Me a Tunnel

Edward Wytkind | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics
Edward Wytkind

Chris Christie says as president he'd move aggressively on Amtrak's long delayed Hudson River rail tunnel project -- yes, the same tunnel project he killed as governor five years ago. While cynics question motives here and wonder just how much hypocrisy we'll have to endure in this presidential election, I'll take what I can get.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

A Win for All Atop the Palisades

Ned Sullivan | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

While this is a great victory -- perhaps the most important environmental settlement in the Hudson Valley over the last decade -- it doesn't mean our work is finished.

He Caught A Shark Where?

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 06.26.2015 | Weird News

Sharks in Manhattan don't just roam Wall Street. Fisherman Wu Zhen caught a real one in the Hudson River on Thursday in Battery Park, the New York ...