‘A Terrible Thing’ – New York Slashes Funds for Lyme Research

New York cut a million-dollar investment to battle Lyme and other tick-borne diseases to zero in the new budget passed last week. The funding aided numerous projects, including researching infected ticks in schoolyards, education and outreach programs, and studying environmentally sound ways of eradicating ticks in Hudson Valley neighborhoods. Lyme infected almost 10,000 people in…

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Amtrak Pulls Plan to Fence Off Parts of Hudson River

Amtrak announced Friday it would withdraw an application seeking to fence off more than a mile-and-a-half of Hudson River shoreline. The emailed announcement ended for the moment a battle between Hudson River municipalities and Amtrak that started last winter when the federally-subsidized rail company sought permission from the New York State Department of State (NYSDOS)…

Here’s How Climate Change Could Affect the Hudson Valley

Temperatures are expected to rise in the Hudson Valley and Catskills more drastically than most of the U.S. due to climate change, with the region seeing temperatures four-to-five degrees higher by 2050 when compared to the late 20th century. These predictions come from the Fourth National Climate Assessment, a voluminous report produced by the National…