As weather warms, beware of bears
By ARIEL ZANGLA
NEW PALTZ — With the return of warm weather, New York’s black bear population will soon be emerging from its winter dens, and the state Department of Environmental Conservation is offering tips for avoiding problems with the animals....
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation says seven campgrounds and two day-use areas in the Adirondack and Catskill parks will not open in 2010. At fault is the state's fiscal crisis...
March 18, 2010: Press Release Hinchey on EPA Study on the Risks Hydraulic Fracturing Poses to Drinking Water Supplies
Washington, D.C.-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tonight informed various stakeholders that it will announce tomorrow the commencement of the first phases of a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and public health. Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) tonight applauded the start of the EPA's study. Hinchey authored the provision that urged the EPA to conduct the study after questions were raised regarding the safety of the natural gas drilling process.
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KINGSTON – “It doesn’t mean crap to a tree,” said Legislator David Donaldson, paraphrasing a famous Jefferson Airplane lyric. Donaldson still supported what he argued amounted to little more than a local ‘memorializing’ resolution, having the Ulster County Legislature go on record supporting the long-delayed Belleayre resort project....
SCHEINMEDIA AND SUNY NEW PALTZ ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE ANNOUNCE FORUM ON THE FUTURE OF GAS DRILLING IN NEW YORK STATE
New Yorkers’ Drilling Comments Are In … Now What?
by Sabrina Shankman, ProPublica - February 26, 2010 9:00 am EST
Protesters against natural gas drilling in New York gather outside of the Department of Environmental Conservation's public hearing in New York City on Nov. 10, 2009. (Susan White/ProPublica)
When New York State's environmental agency came out with a draft environmental review of drilling  in the Marcellus Shale in September, it set off a flurry of action for environmentalists, industry advocates and the general public....
February 26, 2010, New York Times: A Shop of Her Own and Good, Clean Dirt, Andes New York Destinations