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Tips and Resources
for a Chemical Free Yard
New York State
Department of Environmental Conversation provides tips to protect the
environment while maintaining a beautiful lawn and garden.
Non-Toxic Weed Control
Controlling Lawn and Ornamental Pests Naturally
Wildlife in the
2008 Peregrine Falcon
Peregrine falcons nest on every major bridge between New York City and Albany.
The 2008 state peregrine falcon report documents the presence of 67 territorial
pairs of state endangered peregrine falcons, of which slightly more than half
were recorded in upstate New York.
Meeting to focus
on plant pollution
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
— A Town Hall-style meeting for Rensselaer County residents will be held later
this month regarding air quality issues at the Lafarge cement plant located
across the Hudson River.
legislators announced the meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m. March 24 at the
Castleton Ambulance headquarters, at Brookview (Route 150) and Maple Hill roads
economy trashes demand for recyclables
waste paper, copper, aluminum plunges, hurting area scrap businesses,
municipalities Brian Nearing, Times Union,
December 26, 2008
There were only a couple of pickup trucks coming in the NHKelman Inc. metal
recycling yard one recent morning. The drivers were looking to sell the frame of
a dismantled bus stop and a badly deteriorated wrecked car.
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DEC Begins Fourth And Final Season of Wild Turkey Study
Banding and Winter Flock Surveys to Begin in January, Landowners Invited to
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Large retail stores required to recycle plastic bags
Monday, December 15, 2008
David Paterson signed legislation over the weekend that institutes the policy.
The new law takes effect Jan. 1, 2008 and applies to stores that:
have more than 10,000 square feet of space;
are chains with more than five stores in the state, each having more than 5,000
square feet of space;
have at least 50,000 square feet of space in a mall.
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