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by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Apr 12th, 2016

Striding along in a flash of iridescent feathers, the male Ring-necked Pheasant is a beautiful sight in any season. Brought here from Asia as a game bird in the 1880's,...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Apr 7th, 2016

A few weeks ago I read an article describing outrage among a group of citizens over fluoridation of their local drinking water. What’s behind this issue?

First, we must engage...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Apr 5th, 2016

Brightening a snowy early April morning, a male Purple Finch rests for a moment. He and his brown streaked mate will stay to nest in a nearby white pine tree....

by TMI Staff in Environment
Thu Mar 31st, 2016

Five environmental groups, including Scenic Hudson, are engaged in a fight to block the Pilgrim Pipeline that would use the NY Thruway right of way. The pipeline needs DEC and NY Thruway...

Citizen Scientist
by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Thu Mar 31st, 2016

One of those nagging questions facing the modern homeowner is whether or not a kitchen disposal, such as an InSinkEratorTM, is good or bad for the environment.  Should we buy...

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Mar 29th, 2016

Two Belted Galloway calves make their way through the woods at Meili Farm on Randall Road in Amenia, NY

by Dianne Engleke in Environment
Tue Mar 22nd, 2016

Coltsfoot appears in late winter, emerging from overwintering root buds.The red asparagus-like shoots are soon followed by yellow flower heads, frequently mistaken for early dandelions. Herbalists and other health practitioners have used...

by Bill Schlesinger in Environment
Tue Mar 15th, 2016

Every few years most of us face a big decision: is it time to buy a new car? Our old trusted vehicle that has carried us so well has gotten...

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