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Researcher: Coyote is Part Wolf

by Stephen Williams, The Daily Gazette It’s one of the great animal kingdom migrations of the last century — the arrival and flourishing of the coyote in the eastern United States. The thick-furred canine and its high-pitched, ethereal yips and howls have become commonplace across the Capital Region over the last 30 years. Even suburbanites hear them. The eastern coyote is a bigger and more aggressive beast than its western counterpart — capable of taking down deer, rather than living…

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Words Over Lasagna – Recent Dinner Speakers

Words Over Lasagna – Recent Dinner Speakers Words Over Lasagna Recent Dinner Speakers April/May 1995 By Daniel Van Riper We’ve had some excellent presentations at our monthly lasagna dinners at First Presbyterian Church in Albany over the past five months. All were well attended. Here’s a roundup: November 94 – Dr. George Robinson of the SUNY Albany biology department talked about plant and animal surveys in NY State. "I am interested," he told the crowd, "in preserving biodiversity and keeping…

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Newsletters Articles Ordered by Subject

Search Newsletter Archives: What is Full Protection, Partial Protection and who is the Pine Bush? – By Lynne Jackson – June / July 2022 Newsletter A Tribute To Lew Oliver, our wonderful lawyer The Pine Bush’s Most Famous Resident – The Karner Blue Butterfly Save the Pine Bush Victories and Fights The Thruway Authority Comes Across Royally, Dec 99/Jan 00Save the Pine Bush is 25!, Mar/Apr 03 Legislation regarding standing in court We Need the Environmental Access to Justice Act,…

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SPB Newsletters Listed by Date – 2010s

2020s 2010s 2000s 1990s Search Newsletter Archives: 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2019 Newsletter December/January 2019-20 Newsletter Download printable PDF version Listen to the Podcasts Merton Simpson Fighting Environmental Racial Injustice, December/January 2019 Air Pollution in Albanys South End, December/January 2019 Dunn Landfill Stinks Up the School; Parents and Residents Protest, December/January 2019 Proposals in the Pine Bush December/January 2019…

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Divided Highways

Divided Highways Divided Highways by Rezsin Adams The Interstate and Defense Highway System – – the "divided highways" – – was initiated by President Eisenhower in the early 1950’s to connect cities in the U.S. (in the case of enemy bombing, rail lines are more vulnerable than highways). Eisenhower wanted a highway system like the European Autobahns. Divided highways – – super-highways – – have fundamentally changed how we live and work, said Skidmore Professor Tom Lewis at our January…

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Carnivores in the Pine

ALBANY: Dr. Roland Kays, Mammalogist with the New York State Museum, explained to a large, appreciative Save the Pine Bush audience, why carnivores are important to ecosystems. Carnivores have a top down effect on ecosystems. For example, wolves eat moose, who eat plants. A change in the number of wolves will affect a change in the number of moose, which changes the vegetation in the ecosystem. Or, coyotes are known to eat cats. The population of coyotes has an effect…

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New York States Most Successful Predators Coyotes & Fishers

ALBANY: Roland Kays, PhD., Curator of Mammals of the New York State Museum, spoke at the May Save the Pine Bush vegetarian/vegan lasagna dinner at the First Presbyterian Church about coyotes and fishers. He began with a photo of the snout from one of the last wolves captured in the northeast. Dr. Kays remarked on the incredible snarl still visible on the snout and how he was the “Last wolf left in the northeast of the United States, and he…

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How Can We Reverse the Tide of Trumps Plan to Eliminate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency? Part I

by Hugh Johnson ALBANY. NY: Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Director of New York State’s Region II, and until recently the first visiting Scholar at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, spoke at the Save the Pine Bush vegetarian lasagna dinner at the Westminster Presbyterian Church on June 21. Like many Americans, January 20 was a sad day for her. It was the day she lost her position in the EPA. “It was hard to leave the…

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Home From Nowhere – Book Review

Home From Nowhere – Book Review Home From Nowhere Book Review by Lynne Jackson As a child growing up in the suburbs in the sixties, I really wanted sidewalks. I could not understand why there were no sidewalks. I envied the children who walked to school, and were even allowed to walk home at lunch. As I got older, I wished that I could take the bus, but as the bus stop was two miles from my house, along a…

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10 Minutes & 29瞽: The Most Important Thing You Can Do Today to Save the Pine Bush

by Lynne Jackson Save the Pine Bush needs you to write letters to the Governor and the Dept. of Environmental Conservation Commissioner. SPB has the Plan of outlining specifically which parcels should be protected; the State of New York has the money to buy it. Now is the time to take action. Now is the time to write and ask that the State purchase the Pine Bush. The Pine Bush has been identified as a priority project for acquisition in…

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The Most Important Thing You Can Do Today to Save the Pine Bush

Finally, after sixteen years of struggle and lawsuits, there is a light at the end of the tunnel for Pine Bush preservation. It is a very tiny light, but with your help, we may actually be able to reach it. Two things are occurring to create this light. One is the change in the political climate in Albany with the new mayor, Jerry Jennings (who has a history of supporting Pine Bush preservation), and new alderpersons. The other is the…

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