Department of Environmental Conservation

By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011 - 9:34 am
From the AP today: The Department of Environmental Conservation has announced that the 60-day period for public comment on the latest draft of gas drilling regulations -- scheduled to begin in early August -- has been pushed back to "late summer." The... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 28, 2011 - 9:39 am
Three businessmen, including the owner of a local trucking business, were arrested recently on charges that they shipped ash timber out of Greene County, where the wood is under a quarantine because the highly destructive emerald ash borer has been found... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 - 11:35 am
Photo by Flickr user Marion Doss. Published under Creative Commons license. With emerald ash borer and Asian longhorned beetle threatening to spread destruction across New York State's forests, the state Department of Environmental Conservation is getting... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jul. 11, 2011 - 8:48 am
Above: Giant hogweed. Photo by Flickr user helena.40proof The nasty giant hogweed, an invasive plant species which grows well above head-height and has sap that can burn your skin, is cropping up disturbingly near the Catskills, according to the Times... Read more
By wateradmin on Sunday, Jul. 10, 2011 - 10:11 am
"Potshots," by Bovina artist Gary Mayer, runs every Sunday. You can see Gary's collected Sunday cartoons by clicking here.   Mayer is an artist who's lived in Bovina for the past seven years. Originally hailing from Detroit, he lived for many... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Thursday, Jul. 7, 2011 - 5:03 pm
A large crowd of people demonstrated in Albany today to protest the New York Department of Environmental Conservation's decision, announced last week, to recommend that hydraulic fracturing proceed in New York state. The Journal News' Albany Watch blog... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Friday, Jul. 1, 2011 - 8:54 am
Right on time for its July 1 deadline, the New York Department of Environmental Conservation will be releasing its recommendations for the statewide regulation of hydraulic fracturing today. There will be a big press conference (viewable via webcast) at... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2011 - 1:44 pm
Photo of a fawn crossing a road in Delaware County last week by Jeremy Carden. Used with permission. Last week, New York State's Department of Environmental Conservation released a draft of its new Deer Management plan, a new set of hunting guidelines for... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Jun. 20, 2011 - 9:22 am
The current legislative session is wrapping up in Albany this week, and the fate of four anti-hydraulic-fracturing bills is up in the air.  Three bills, including a year-long moratorium on fracking, may quietly die as higher-profile legislation,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jun. 10, 2011 - 6:54 pm
Teeny-tiny Hardenburgh (population: 208) is used to being ignored. With less than three people per square mile, the smallest town in Ulster County is so remote and underpopulated, it doesn't even have its own ZIP code. With less than a tenth of the... Read more


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