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Crossgates Casts a Dark Shadow Over the Pine Bush

Crossgates Casts a Dark Shadow Over the Pine Bush

  This chart, prepared by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Commission and distributed to the Zoning Committee on Novemember 20, 2003, shows the census of Karner Blue Butterflies at the Crossgates Karner Blue Butterfly Hill. Note when the Crossgates Theater Expansion occurred.  

Hydroelectric Power from Canada: Bad for the People of Labrador; Bad for Climate Change

Hydroelectric Power from Canada: Bad for the People of Labrador; Bad for Climate Change

by Tom Ellis   ALBANY, NY: Jim Learning of the Grand River Labrador (GRL) and Annie Wilson of the New York Environmental Law and Justice Project (NYELJP), spoke at the April 20th Save the Pine Bush dinner bout existing and proposed hydroelectric projects in Quebec and Labrador, and their health, environmental, and financial impacts on Canadians. Jim, 78, a GRL board member and NunatuKavut (“Our Ancient Land”) councillor, was at the first stop of a ten-day tour of NY, New…

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The Wonderful Wildlife Pathology Unit

The Wonderful Wildlife Pathology Unit

When I walked into the Labs on the hill above Five Rivers Nature Preserve for the first time, the natural history displays held me in awe. At the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, where I spent a lot of my happiest childhood hours, there was always glass between you and the artifacts of life. At the Pathology labs, the natural world comes close and captures you. Responding to an ad in the Metroland newspaper, I was there to volunteer….

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Another Missing Letter

Another Missing Letter

by Lynne Jackson ALBANY: The Final Environmental Impact Statement submitted by the developer for the proposed Residence Inn is so inadequate, it is appalling. The Albany Common Council must reject this document as incomplete. In analyzing this document, it is difficult to choose which area of inadequacy to attack first. Disappearing Letters First, the FEIS omits two of the most damning letters, one form the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the other from Dr. Kurt Johnson, a lepidopterist who…

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Public Hearing Proposed Landfill Expansion in the Pine Bush

Public Hearing Proposed Landfill Expansion in the Pine Bush

Polish Community Center Washington Ave. Ext. Albany Everyone who is concerned about the Pine Bush Must Attend!!! ALBANY: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will hold one public hearing about the proposed landfill expansion on December 3. This is the only hearing that will be held on the proposed expansion. This is your only chance to tell the City and the DEC what you think of destroying 20 acres of Pine Bush for more trash. Supporters of the…

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