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The True Use of Art: Local Environmentalist Donates Easement to Protect the Beauty of Agriculture

George Inness, one of the world’s most prominent American landscape painters and one who was influenced by the masters of the Hudson River School, once intimated that in order to utilize art in its truest form, the artist must first learn to cultivate his or her own spiritual nature. For Ancramdale, NY, resident and lifelong naturalist Frank Martucci, the communion between the natural world and artistic expression lives on through his activism. In early March of this year Frank, along with his wife Katherine, continued […]

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Pandemic may Lift Veil on Global Water Crisis

The 2016 New York Drought was considered by many to be the worst drought to affect Western New York and parts of the Finger Lakes Region that exists on record. By the middle of July of that year, the percent of the State by area that was in severe drought according to the United States Drought Monitor was around 23.01 percent, the greatest amount since the weekly reports began in 2000 and nearly 90 percent of the State was classified as “Abnormally Dry” […]

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Scenic Hudson: Harnessing the Inspirational Power of the River

Ned Sullivan, president of Scenic Hudson, and his staff educate about and advocate for the Hudson River and the surrounding valley. He described the organization’s mission and accomplishments at a recent presentation organized by Noble Horizons.

A recent hike in Connecticut’s northwest corner took him to a height where he could see the interconnectedness between New York and Connecticut. It reminded him that we are “bound together” by issues affecting residents in both states.

Formed in the early 60s, Scenic Hudson has grown in its mission to preserve land and […]

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Researchers find Virus Alters Honey Bee Behavior

The Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus or IAPV, is the latest rampant virus to wreak havoc on honey bee colonies nationwide including its link to the outbreak of honey bee Colony Collapse Disorder that has taken place over the last decade in the U.S. In an uncanny new development, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have determined that the virus is capable of changing certain host behaviors and physical traits, particularly in social contexts, of one of the world’s most critical pollinators. According to […]

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