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Officials are not sure of the extent of contamination, or if the streams behind the property run to the Watervliet Reservoir, but they are proceeding as if the streams do enter the reservoir, said Rick Georgeson, spokesman for the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation’s Region 4.

Two invasive plants have devastated agricultural endeavors in the Hilltowns, according to two Berne farmers.

Sean Taylor likes to show kids how they can find solutions to problems.

Landowners are being encouraged to help the state assess the impacts of deer on forest health.

A new tool for citizen scientists to track local forest health is called AVID, for Assessing Vegetation Impacts from Deer.

The state’s Department of Environmental Conservation is recruiting participants for the 2018 summer sampling season to conduct water-quality assessments in streams and rivers as part of the State’s Water Assessments by Volunteer Evaluators project known as WAVE.

We urge our state to come up with a way to control the use of plastic bags — it will help with curbing climate change, will protect the creatures we share the planet with, will keep the Earth from centuries of toxins, and will save taxpayers money on disposal costs.

The Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy and the Eldridge family of Rensselaerville closed on an agreed conservation easement last month.

A public session Monday night was meant to close out a former burn-pit area at the now-defunct Army depot near Guilderland Center as requiring “no further action.” But two important questions were raised: What if future property owners are not aware of dangers from remaining vapors, and will the federal government cover costs to mitigate “vapor intrusion” if a new structure is built in the area with elevated concentrations?

Pretending climate change is not real won’t make it go away.

shooting at Helderberg Rod and Gun Club.

As concerns over lead in public water have increased, concerns over lead contamination have gone unnoticed at public and private gun ranges.

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