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Environmental issues and activism in the Hudson Valley and in the communities along the Hudson River.
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Food Matters | Fifteen Tons of Groceries, Sailing Down the Hudson

Food Matters | Fifteen Tons of Groceries, Sailing Down the Hudson | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
The Vermont Sail Project explores more responsible food distribution methods (the “to” in “farm to table”) by transporting edible cargo using a wind-powered barge.
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Looking towards shipping's past to find a greener solution for the future. 

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Despite Dire Predictions, DEP Holds Line on Environmental Waivers - NJ Spotlight

Despite Dire Predictions, DEP Holds Line on Environmental Waivers - NJ Spotlight | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Despite Dire Predictions, DEP Holds Line on Environmental Waivers NJ Spotlight In the 14 months since a much-contested rule took effect, not a single request to waive environmental regulations under certain, limited circumstances has been granted...
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Good news for our friends in NJ about the State DEP taking environmental waivers very seriously. 

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3 Energy Projects Approved, Forward Indian Point Contingency Plan | Hudson Valley Reporter

3 Energy Projects Approved, Forward Indian Point Contingency Plan | Hudson Valley Reporter | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
The Public Service Commission approved three energy projects to firm up the electrical grid in case Indian Point doesn't get its license renewed in 2015.
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How will NY's energy grid look if Indian Point isn't relicensed? The State Public Service Commission is putting plans in place to make the grid more reliable in case of a closure. 

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Green Living: Oct. 31 can be made greener

Green Living: Oct. 31 can be made greener | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Soon we will be tripping over ghosts, ghouls and goody bags for All Hallow's Eve — a superfluous and indulgent holiday indeed.
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Former Clearwater educator Tom O'Dowd talks about how you can green your Hallowe'en!

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Canada Sends Armed Paramilitaries to Clear Fracking Protest

Canada Sends Armed Paramilitaries to Clear Fracking Protest | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
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Solidarity with First Nations anti-fracking activists in New Brunswick.

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Why It’s Important to Teach Children About Renewable Energy : Living Green Magazine

Why It’s Important to Teach Children About Renewable Energy : Living Green Magazine | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
RT @TanaySidkiUyar: Çocuklara yenilenebilir enerjiyi ogretmek neden önemlidir http://t.co/IRenDon8i6
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We've always know this at Clearwater: start with the kids- encourage their love of nature and raise their environmental awareness, and you'll have adults who are responsible environmental stewards.

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Worldwide vigils for Greenpeace activists held by Russian authorities - The Guardian

Worldwide vigils for Greenpeace activists held by Russian authorities - The Guardian | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
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Greenpeace says the activists had been protesting peacefully in international waters to highlight the environmental cost of drilling in Arctic waters.
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IPS – U.N. Downplays Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation | Inter Press Service

IPS – U.N. Downplays Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation | Inter Press Service | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
U.N. Downplays Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation - The United Nations has come under criticism from medical experts and members of civil society for what these critics consider inaccurate statements about the effects of lingering radioactivity on...
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People deserve fair, balanced, and true information about the health risks of nuclear power.

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Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com

Stunning Satellite Images of Earth | TIME.com | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Exclusive timelapse: See climate change, deforestation and urban sprawl unfold as Earth evolves over 30 years.
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Incredible timelapse photography very clearly showing the effects of climate change over the last 30 years. These images are harrowing and powerful. 

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The Environmental Action Everyone Overlooks: Five Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste

The Environmental Action Everyone Overlooks: Five Easy Ways to Reduce Food Waste | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
If you’re reading this, chances are you care about the earth and try to make decisions that minimize your environmental footprint.
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Keeping food waste out of landfills is good for the watershed- and not using crucial water resources to grow food that will be wasted is also important!

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Exclusive | Maya Lin reflects on New York’s ecological past and Hurricane Sandy | Art21

Exclusive | Maya Lin reflects on New York’s ecological past and Hurricane Sandy | Art21 | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
A new \'Exclusive\' film featuring Maya Lin and her latest exhibition at Pace Gallery. (Exclusive | Maya Lin reflects on New York’s ecological past and Hurricane Sandy:  
Artist Maya Lin in her Manh...
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NYC Suspends Funds for Water Monitoring; Is the Public at Risk?

NYC Suspends Funds for Water Monitoring; Is the Public at Risk? | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Funding cuts to a joint NYC DEP and USGS water data collection program could make it difficult for managers and planners to fully assess groundwater and water conditions throughout the five boroughs and parts of Long Island.
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Plane crash reported in Hudson River off Greene County

Plane crash reported in Hudson River off Greene County | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
The Kingston Daily Freeman is your source for all Hudson Valley 24-hour breaking news, local news, sports, entertainment and more. View daily weather updates, watch videos and photos. Keep up with Kingston's News and Kingston local Sports.
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Taking out the rivers' trash, one piece at a time

Taking out the rivers' trash, one piece at a time | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
In the past 15 years, Chad Pregracke has helped pull more than 67,000 tires from the Mississippi River and other waterways across the United States.
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Fracking linked to rape, meth addiction, and STDs

Fracking linked to rape, meth addiction, and STDs | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Vice says oil and gas rig workers have “an insatiable appetite for raw sex and hard drugs."
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Let's add the social costs of fracking to the reasons why we shouldn't allow it in New York or anywhere in the world! "The Department of Justice (DoJ) speculated that “oil industry camps may be impacting domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the direct and surrounding communities in which they reside.”

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Greenpeace drama: Family hopes for return of captain jailed in Russia

Greenpeace drama: Family hopes for return of captain jailed in Russia | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
No one expected 60-year-old mariner Peter Willcox to end up languishing in a Russian jail in the Arctic.
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Coverage of the continued imprisonment of former Clearwater Captain Peter Willcox. 

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Ten Ways to Save Energy Costs | Green Jobs Hudson Valley

Ten Ways to Save Energy Costs | Green Jobs Hudson Valley | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
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Easy tips to save energy at home!

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The Government Shutdown Was Temporary, Its Damage to Science Permanent: Scientific American

The Government Shutdown Was Temporary, Its Damage to Science Permanent: Scientific American | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Missed opportunities and gaps in data will have consequences for years to come
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A sobering look at how the government shutdown affected science and scientists across the nation- as well as affecting the nation's water quality assessments. 

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Should Be Shut, Jaczko Says

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Should Be Shut, Jaczko Says | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Entergy Corp. should shut the Indian Point nuclear power plant near New York City instead of continuing to fight local officials who oppose the facility, the former chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
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Great article about the Lessons from Fukushima conference yesterday in NYC. 

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It's Official: Fracking Waste Fluids Can Unleash Quakes

 

Scientists studying three big, far away earthquakes in Japan, Chile, and Indonesia, have found that many months later, those earthquakes set
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How many more reasons do we need to ban fracking in NY State? 

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Top 5 Actions to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change

Top 5 Actions to Make a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
If you've ever had the feeling that your lifestyle changes amount to tiny drops in a very large proverbial bucket, I invite you to consider taking one of these 'Top 5 actions' to fight climate change.
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This is a great list, with hard-hitting actions beyond carrying your own shopping bags, eating locally, and leaving the car at home. 

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Honey bees under threat: a political pollinator crisis

Honey bees under threat: a political pollinator crisis | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Daniel Lee Kleinman and Sainath Suryanarayanan: Recent controversies over honey bees remind us of their environmental and economic importance, but should also prompt us to reflect upon the structures of expertise we rely upon (Honey bees under threat:...
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"...How much knowledge do we need as a foundation for government regulation?" Some very important questions raised about how and where we get our information when dealing with environmental issues. 

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Overfishing threatens quarter of key grouper species - SciDev.Net

Overfishing threatens quarter of key grouper species - SciDev.Net | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Poor management and overexploitation mean many species of this commercially important food fish face extinction, says study.

Via Maria Nunzia @Varvera
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Conservation of our fish populations is a huge and important issue, and a conversation that needs to continue to be had here in the Hudson Valley- where fish populations are still declining. 

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Complete East River Blueway Plan Features Brooklyn Bridge Beach - DNAinfo.com New York

Complete East River Blueway Plan Features Brooklyn Bridge Beach - DNAinfo.com New York | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
LOWER EAST SIDE — Public kayaking, freshwater wetlands and a new beach could be on the way to Manhattan's East Side, thanks to an updated East River Blueway Plan that was unveiled Thursday evening.
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More public access to the water is one of the things NYC really needs!

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Birthday shoutout: Pete Seeger

Birthday shoutout: Pete Seeger | Hudson River Green | Scoop.it
Pete Seeger, the grand old man of American music, turns 94 years old today. Wherever he celebrates, we hope he's picking a banjo.
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Happy birthday to one of the Hudson River's most prominent environmentalists! 

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