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Why There may Be fewer monarch butterfly sightings in the US this summer

Monarch butterfly populations that winter in Mexico measured at second-lowest.....The annual census of the number of monarchs that winter in ...

Rte 17 Fact Sheet – Myths and realties – 2024

Lobbyists and some elected officials want to widen a 45-mile section of Route 17 from Harriman to Monticello. Unfortunately, the ...

Route 17 study finds widening road would worsen issues over time

 The Regional Planning Association (RPA), a century-old think tank concerned with planning issues in the Tri-state area and member of ...

Lawmakers and activists react to state budget climate initiatives

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s 2025 state budget proposal continues investments made in recent years when it comes to fighting the climate ...

All that glitters is not gold….Plans To Convert Route 17 To Interstate 86 Advance; Support Is Strong, But So Is Opposition

Read article here.... Some history on when and where the idea of a 3rd lane originated, and while lots of ...

Flush With Biden’s Infrastructure Cash, New York Is Choosing Highways Over Public Transit

The law will ultimately deliver New York nearly $6 billion in “flexible funds” that are earmarked for highways but can be ...

Progress on Saving the Caves at Lookout Mountain!

The Lookout Mountain sacred caves date back 12,500 years to the ice age. The earliest confirmed site of human habitation ...

2 OE Workshops This April on Growing Mushrooms in Your backyard, Installing a Rain Barrel and Home Composting

OE is offering two workshops this April in its "Practice Sustainable Living" series- 4/21 on Growing Mushrooms in Your Own ...