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News Roundup for April 13, 2017

Outspeak | Posted 04.13.2017 | Politics

None of this is good. 1. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman on New York’s highest court, has been found dead in the Hudson River....

Help Needed From Trump And Cuomo To Halt Hudson River Threats

Ned Sullivan | Posted 02.08.2017 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Residents of New York’s Hudson River Valley are now looking to the administrations of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and President Donald Trump — as well as co...

70,000 Birds Killed To Clear NYC Flight Paths

The Huffington Post | Mary S Papenfuss | Posted 01.15.2017 | Green

Nearly 70,000 birds have been killed in a bid to make flight paths safer for New York City-area planes since 2009 — but it doesn’t appear to have ...

Yes, A Friggin' Whale In The Hudson River

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 11.30.2016 | Green

New York, New York. A big city for big dreamers and, apparently, big sea creatures. People reported to the U.S. Coast Guard sightings this month of a ...

Manhattan's Chelsea Is Much Tougher Than It Looks

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.20.2016 | New York
Peter Mandel

During news bulletins on the recent bombing in New York's Chelsea district, did you happen to notice how sanguine residents of the area seemed while b...

River at Risk: Oil, Gas, Nukes Threaten New York Health

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 09.19.2016 | Green
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The Hudson River is under threat, again. Just when we thought we were in the clear - and that river towns up and down the Hudson Valley could enjoy s...

If You've Been Holding Out For a Hero, Go See "Sully"

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.07.2016 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Sully" (Warner Brothers) If you've been holding out for a hero in the movies, well your wait is over....

Gov. Andrew Cuomo Takes Up Torch For A Clean Hudson First Carried By His Father

Ned Sullivan | Posted 08.29.2016 | Green
Ned Sullivan

Andrew Cuomo now stands proudly alongside his father as a champion for a healthy, prosperous Hudson River. The leadership he and Congressman Maloney provide will be critical as we seek to persuade the EPA and GE to finish the job all New Yorkers -- indeed, all Americans -- deserve.

New York Is Building An Epic Island Park On The Hudson River

Time Out New York | Nico Pitney | Posted 07.26.2016 | New York

Are you ready to walk on water? Pier 55, otherwise known as the island park Barry Diller is spearheading, has been officially sanctioned by the courts...

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 04.19.2017 | 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 04.14.2017 | 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 04.13.2017 | 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 04.06.2017 | 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 02.25.2017 | 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 02.18.2017 | 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 02.15.2017 | 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 01.29.2017 | 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 01.19.2017 | 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 12.29.2016 | 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.