By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 - 9:03 am
Above: A trailcam captures a nighttime view of a wild boar in Delaware County. Photo taken in August of 2013; courtesy of Justin Gansowski of the USDA. This week, federal wildlife agents armed with cameras and sniper rifles are patrolling New York State... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 4:16 pm
Above: A couple of Cobleskill firefighters suited up for an ice rescue drill in the town of Summit on Saturday, Jan. 25. Photos by Sandra-Lynn White VanValkenburgh; reproduced with permission from Schoharie County Fire Wire & News.  If you fell... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 - 9:00 am
Above: Pete Seeger performing at the Yorktown Heights High School in Yorktown, N.Y. on Feb. 2, 1967. Photo by the New York World-Telegram & Sun's James Kavallines; donated to the Library of Congress and placed in the public domain. Pete Seeger,... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014 - 3:50 pm
Photo of water faucet by Flickr user Tom Raftery; published under Creative Commons license.  The Phoenicia Water District is currently under a boil water advisory until further notice. The bitterly cold weather has caused a water shortage, forcing the... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 - 7:42 pm
New York City's newly-inaugurated mayor, Bill de Blasio, made it clear he's opposed to hydraulic fracturing in New York State in a speech to fellow mayors in Washington D.C. on Thursday. De Blasio told the U.S. Conference of Mayors that "the one thing I... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 - 11:47 am
Above: Tim Cox of Olive paid an out-of-season visit to the famous Peekamoose Blue Hole on the Rondout Creek on Thursday, a day when the mercury hovered in the teens to single digits. Anyone care for a swim?  In summertime, the deep, famously cold waters... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 - 8:43 pm
Meet the elusive ice circle: An unusual ice formation that occurs on slow-moving water during intense cold weather. In the video above, posted today by the folks at the Woodstock Inn On The Millstream, a broad ice circle rotates slowly in the Millstream's... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 - 8:12 pm
Meteorologist Mitch Gilt of the National Weather Service measures snowfall in Binghamton after a recent storm. Photo from NWS Binghamton's Facebook page. After three major storms in three years, New Yorkers are investing heavily in high-tech weather... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 - 9:28 am
Don't go out there, kitty. Photo taken in Andes over the weekend by Mark Zilberman; shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool. It's baaa-aaaaack: The polar vortex, a whirling mass of low-pressure frigid air that usually has the decency to stay far... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 - 2:37 pm
Above: Inge Grafe-Kieklak, plaintiff in a recent lawsuit challenging a Sidney town moratorium on gas drilling, demonstrates at a pro-drilling rally in Albany on Oct. 15, 2012. Grafe-Kieklak's sign, written in her native German, translates: "Gov. Cuomo,... Read more


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